Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 445100 - Grocery Stores


These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 445100 - Grocery Stores.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, percent of establishments reporting the occupation, and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

NAICS Industry 445100 - Grocery Stores is part of: NAICS 445000 - Food and Beverage Stores.

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NAICS 445100 - Grocery Stores

All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 2,506,640 100.00% $9.49 $11.72 $24,390 0.3 %
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 39,370 1.57% $30.80 $35.64 $74,130 1.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 1,200 0.05% $54.14 $63.28 $131,620 6.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 27,730 1.11% $31.77 $35.85 $74,560 1.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 4,200 0.17% $29.81 $33.74 $70,170 2.1 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 540 0.02% $24.32 $25.66 $53,380 2.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 650 0.03% $39.82 $50.58 $105,210 15.3 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 70 (7) $23.12 $28.45 $59,170 4.6 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 40 (7) $32.29 $38.95 $81,010 7.2 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 520 0.02% $24.99 $27.76 $57,740 4.8 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 (7) $34.42 $36.04 $74,970 4.3 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 2,140 0.09% $21.75 $23.95 $49,820 4.5 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 1,860 0.07% $27.87 $31.32 $65,150 2.9 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 11,240 0.45% $18.13 $19.99 $41,570 1.3 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 800 0.03% $16.97 $18.80 $39,090 3.2 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 5,940 0.24% $17.16 $19.38 $40,320 1.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 290 0.01% $17.65 $19.53 $40,610 5.0 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 250 0.01% $20.77 $20.44 $42,510 2.1 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 130 0.01% $23.03 $23.64 $49,160 3.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 950 0.04% $16.62 $17.30 $35,990 2.8 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 690 0.03% $18.68 $19.45 $40,460 2.0 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 960 0.04% $20.08 $21.29 $44,270 3.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,170 0.05% $23.97 $24.63 $51,220 2.2 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 1,160 0.05% $17.99 $21.08 $43,840 4.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 50 (7) $27.21 $26.39 $54,900 6.1 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications (8) (8) $35.29 $34.80 $72,370 4.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 350 0.01% $15.65 $16.01 $33,300 2.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 40 (7) $31.41 $30.78 $64,020 6.2 %
15-1061 Database Administrators (8) (8) $31.82 $32.88 $68,390 8.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 70 (7) $26.20 $27.77 $57,770 2.8 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 500 0.02% $15.57 $18.59 $38,670 2.9 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 80 (7) $22.65 $23.76 $49,420 3.5 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 80 (7) $22.65 $23.76 $49,420 3.5 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 150 0.01% $28.23 $27.77 $57,760 7.3 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 11,440 0.46% $12.13 $12.75 $26,510 0.9 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 8,790 0.35% $12.10 $12.51 $26,010 1.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 260 0.01% $17.84 $19.08 $39,690 4.3 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 2,250 0.09% $11.53 $12.39 $25,760 1.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 90 (7) $22.00 $22.90 $47,620 3.9 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 41,970 1.67% $20.37 $32.06 $66,690 0.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 21,690 0.87% $51.64 $49.19 $102,310 0.4 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 40 (7) $12.35 $15.63 $32,510 7.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 20,120 0.80% $13.66 $13.70 $28,490 0.4 %
Healthcare Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 7,570 0.30% $10.16 $10.70 $22,260 0.7 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 7,560 0.30% $10.16 $10.69 $22,240 0.7 %
Protective Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 4,580 0.18% $15.18 $16.59 $34,510 2.0 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 (7) $15.59 $18.19 $37,830 5.6 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 240 0.01% $17.90 $17.53 $36,460 1.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 3,680 0.15% $14.59 $16.47 $34,250 2.5 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 294,110 11.73% $9.55 $10.65 $22,160 0.3 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 540 0.02% $18.01 $18.83 $39,160 2.4 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 24,740 0.99% $15.66 $16.27 $33,830 0.5 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 5,770 0.23% $9.22 $10.35 $21,530 1.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 520 0.02% $11.56 $11.82 $24,590 1.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 320 0.01% $10.89 $11.46 $23,830 2.6 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 6,960 0.28% $9.39 $10.10 $21,010 1.2 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other (8) (8) $11.20 $11.90 $24,750 3.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 130,890 5.22% $9.41 $10.29 $21,400 0.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 70 (7) $7.41 $7.73 $16,070 4.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 98,360 3.92% $9.23 $9.92 $20,630 0.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 12,930 0.52% $8.96 $9.61 $19,990 1.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,210 0.05% $7.74 $8.92 $18,550 2.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 370 0.01% $7.52 $8.14 $16,930 4.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 2,940 0.12% $8.51 $8.93 $18,560 1.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 70 (7) $7.92 $8.80 $18,300 5.4 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 5,770 0.23% $10.60 $10.83 $22,520 0.7 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 17,670 0.70% $9.36 $10.23 $21,280 1.3 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 220 0.01% $14.95 $15.44 $32,110 4.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 17,420 0.69% $9.34 $10.16 $21,140 1.3 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1,290 0.05% $9.32 $10.15 $21,120 3.1 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 60 (7) $16.13 $16.84 $35,030 4.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 50 (7) $8.65 $9.25 $19,230 3.4 %
39-3099 Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers, All Other 50 (7) $11.24 $10.84 $22,540 2.7 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 190 0.01% $10.88 $10.82 $22,510 2.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 420 0.02% $9.51 $10.43 $21,690 6.4 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 500 0.02% $8.60 $8.82 $18,340 2.0 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 1,048,450 41.83% $9.00 $10.63 $22,120 0.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 122,960 4.91% $16.90 $17.98 $37,390 0.4 %
41-2011 Cashiers 853,230 34.04% $8.59 $9.51 $19,780 0.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 10,240 0.41% $9.61 $10.70 $22,250 1.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 48,370 1.93% $9.97 $11.14 $23,170 1.7 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other (8) (8) $13.85 $14.72 $30,620 7.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products (8) (8) $17.78 $20.15 $41,910 9.5 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 3,660 0.15% $9.25 $10.04 $20,880 1.5 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 7,020 0.28% $12.57 $13.19 $27,440 2.5 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 599,870 23.93% $9.87 $11.23 $23,360 0.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 30,010 1.20% $18.03 $18.77 $39,040 0.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (8) (8) $7.99 $8.13 $16,920 6.6 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,120 0.04% $11.97 $12.50 $26,000 1.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 20,650 0.82% $12.97 $13.54 $28,170 0.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 1,920 0.08% $14.27 $14.47 $30,100 1.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 1,350 0.05% $11.92 $12.83 $26,690 3.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 66,090 2.64% $9.45 $10.33 $21,490 0.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 1,500 0.06% $13.88 $13.90 $28,910 1.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 1,680 0.07% $9.89 $11.13 $23,150 2.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 1,410 0.06% $15.00 $15.16 $31,530 1.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 860 0.03% $11.29 $11.74 $24,410 3.5 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 590 0.02% $11.23 $11.73 $24,390 2.1 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 1,060 0.04% $14.46 $15.60 $32,440 4.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 18,480 0.74% $12.83 $13.55 $28,180 2.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 420,150 16.76% $9.38 $10.48 $21,790 0.3 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 4,430 0.18% $12.98 $13.41 $27,890 1.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,700 0.07% $16.27 $17.39 $36,170 2.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,810 0.07% $12.02 $12.33 $25,650 1.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 2,810 0.11% $14.36 $15.00 $31,210 1.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 1,720 0.07% $12.22 $12.96 $26,950 1.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 90 (7) $9.85 $10.50 $21,840 3.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 18,290 0.73% $10.04 $10.99 $22,850 1.1 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 1,570 0.06% $13.43 $13.42 $27,920 1.2 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 1,710 0.07% $9.69 $10.96 $22,800 2.3 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 120 (7) $16.08 $15.96 $33,200 5.1 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 1,590 0.06% $9.51 $10.56 $21,960 2.8 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 3,880 0.15% $13.11 $14.42 $29,990 1.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 70 (7) $27.00 $28.98 $60,290 4.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 70 (7) $15.97 $16.15 $33,600 13.1 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 70 (7) $23.77 $23.61 $49,120 5.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 3,340 0.13% $12.74 $13.97 $29,050 1.8 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 120 (7) $13.24 $13.21 $27,470 1.6 %
Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 189,100 7.54% $12.61 $13.57 $28,220 0.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 13,180 0.53% $19.36 $20.44 $42,510 0.6 %
51-3011 Bakers 41,480 1.65% $11.39 $12.01 $24,990 0.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 88,920 3.55% $13.98 $14.49 $30,130 0.5 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 24,900 0.99% $10.27 $11.35 $23,600 0.9 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 2,090 0.08% $10.97 $11.32 $23,540 2.6 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 6,670 0.27% $9.68 $10.61 $22,070 1.0 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 2,520 0.10% $9.48 $10.36 $21,540 1.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 30 (7) $13.24 $12.58 $26,170 6.1 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 2,670 0.11% $10.32 $10.95 $22,780 1.7 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 3,150 0.13% $12.50 $12.74 $26,500 0.8 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 260 0.01% $12.75 $12.00 $24,960 6.2 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 790 0.03% $9.39 $10.04 $20,890 1.7 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 1,250 0.05% $9.48 $10.20 $21,220 2.6 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 590 0.02% $11.36 $12.52 $26,050 4.2 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 232,850 9.29% $8.20 $9.14 $19,010 0.5 %
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors (8) (8) $25.11 $24.44 $50,830 9.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 4,360 0.17% $16.34 $17.30 $35,980 1.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 250 0.01% $20.74 $21.24 $44,170 5.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 740 0.03% $12.27 $13.26 $27,580 7.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,440 0.06% $18.00 $18.13 $37,710 5.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 2,740 0.11% $11.23 $11.74 $24,420 2.0 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 3,360 0.13% $8.87 $9.26 $19,260 1.1 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,220 0.05% $15.13 $15.26 $31,740 3.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 510 0.02% $8.95 $10.17 $21,160 4.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 38,950 1.55% $9.29 $10.24 $21,300 1.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 178,760 7.13% $8.00 $8.49 $17,670 0.4 %

About May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimates not released.




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