Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 452100 - Department 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 452100 - Department 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 452100 - Department Stores is part of: NAICS 452000 - General Merchandise Stores.

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NAICS 452100 - Department 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 1,598,880 100.00% $9.51 $11.34 $23,580 0.2 %
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 25,620 1.60% $30.61 $33.77 $70,250 0.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 10,990 0.69% $37.92 $39.38 $81,910 0.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 40 (7) $43.62 $44.52 $92,600 2.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 9,290 0.58% $26.23 $28.89 $60,080 1.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 400 0.03% $39.80 $39.08 $81,280 2.4 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 40 (7) $24.11 $28.30 $58,860 10.3 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other (8) (8) $38.23 $40.33 $83,890 1.8 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 50 (7) $30.72 $37.14 $77,250 9.4 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 50 (7) $32.50 $33.91 $70,530 2.6 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 50 (7) $22.63 $23.31 $48,490 3.2 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 4,380 0.27% $27.04 $28.82 $59,940 0.7 %
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 10,340 0.65% $18.39 $20.30 $42,230 0.7 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 560 0.04% $22.09 $23.82 $49,550 4.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 230 0.01% $19.61 $21.00 $43,690 2.5 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 200 0.01% $20.63 $21.91 $45,570 2.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists (8) (8) $15.18 $16.55 $34,420 0.8 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other (8) (8) $21.97 $23.09 $48,030 0.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 60 (7) $16.13 $19.39 $40,330 14.0 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 3,170 0.20% $16.00 $18.67 $38,830 1.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 70 (7) $25.99 $29.15 $60,630 4.6 %
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 110 0.01% $23.08 $22.62 $47,060 2.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 70 (7) $21.12 $21.52 $44,750 1.5 %
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 9,860 0.62% $12.39 $13.48 $28,030 0.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 230 0.01% $10.49 $10.80 $22,470 1.0 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 70 (7) $25.70 $26.72 $55,570 4.4 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 9,330 0.58% $12.33 $13.29 $27,630 0.8 %
27-1029 Designers, All Other 40 (7) $21.49 $21.06 $43,800 5.7 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers 100 0.01% $14.96 $14.43 (4) 3.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 50 (7) $23.41 $24.37 $50,700 7.8 %
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 34,820 2.18% $18.75 $31.22 $64,940 0.5 %
29-1041 Optometrists 110 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1051 Pharmacists 16,750 1.05% $53.14 $50.75 $105,560 0.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 16,090 1.01% $12.20 $12.49 $25,980 0.3 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 1,840 0.12% $16.23 $16.85 $35,040 0.9 %
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 (8) (8) $10.15 $10.57 $21,990 0.5 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 90 0.01% $7.95 $11.58 $24,090 7.2 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) (8) $9.21 $9.54 $19,830 0.8 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 100 0.01% $10.27 $11.78 $24,490 3.6 %
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 31,180 1.95% $11.24 $12.64 $26,290 0.4 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 2,290 0.14% $21.69 $21.94 $45,630 0.5 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 730 0.05% $13.58 $15.35 $31,920 2.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 20,850 1.30% $11.09 $12.02 $25,000 0.6 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 7,310 0.46% $10.39 $11.22 $23,330 0.5 %
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 22,140 1.38% $8.99 $9.82 $20,420 0.5 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 3,460 0.22% $14.02 $14.28 $29,710 0.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 40 (7) $9.22 $9.66 $20,090 2.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 220 0.01% $11.49 $11.71 $24,360 1.8 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 100 0.01% $11.56 $11.68 $24,290 1.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 920 0.06% $9.57 $10.10 $21,000 1.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 16,020 1.00% $8.59 $8.78 $18,270 0.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 450 0.03% $9.34 $9.55 $19,870 3.0 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 490 0.03% $8.28 $10.14 $21,080 4.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 150 0.01% $8.36 $8.48 $17,650 1.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 110 0.01% $9.36 $9.50 $19,760 1.3 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 50 (7) $9.68 $9.94 $20,670 3.4 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 60 (7) $10.63 $11.03 $22,940 2.9 %
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 (8) (8) $10.29 $10.80 $22,460 0.3 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 110 0.01% $15.23 $16.94 $35,240 2.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (8) (8) $10.28 $10.76 $22,380 0.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 260 0.02% $10.38 $10.75 $22,350 2.6 %
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 (8) (8) $8.31 $9.78 $20,330 0.9 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 710 0.04% $14.79 $16.20 $33,700 1.8 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 1,310 0.08% $8.83 $9.05 $18,820 1.5 %
39-3099 Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers, All Other 8,730 0.55% $9.37 $9.64 $20,050 0.3 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 16,740 1.05% $7.74 $9.73 $20,240 1.8 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists 570 0.04% $7.80 $9.15 $19,030 2.5 %
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists 430 0.03% $11.09 $11.85 $24,640 2.0 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 2,380 0.15% $8.13 $8.74 $18,190 1.1 %
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 844,780 52.84% $9.15 $10.21 $21,240 0.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 92,770 5.80% $14.65 $15.84 $32,940 0.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 231,320 14.47% $8.38 $8.63 $17,950 0.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 3,330 0.21% $8.86 $9.74 $20,250 1.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 509,830 31.89% $9.14 $9.89 $20,580 0.4 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 80 0.01% $20.50 $21.63 $44,990 11.2 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 940 0.06% $11.55 $13.31 $27,690 3.1 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 6,370 0.40% $9.10 $10.69 $22,240 2.2 %
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 465,020 29.08% $9.63 $10.55 $21,930 0.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 46,060 2.88% $13.92 $14.62 $30,400 0.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 1,070 0.07% $10.58 $10.83 $22,540 0.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 110 0.01% $12.29 $12.90 $26,830 2.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 9,950 0.62% $12.72 $13.48 $28,040 0.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 260 0.02% $14.32 $14.68 $30,540 1.8 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 140 0.01% $10.98 $12.08 $25,120 5.3 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 19,980 1.25% $9.93 $10.66 $22,170 0.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks (8) (8) $9.94 $10.58 $22,000 0.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 4,280 0.27% $13.29 $13.42 $27,920 0.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks (8) (8) $9.16 $9.55 $19,850 0.5 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 5,850 0.37% $11.83 $12.57 $26,140 0.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 1,140 0.07% $13.21 $13.98 $29,080 1.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 28,250 1.77% $9.78 $10.75 $22,350 0.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 325,390 20.35% $9.21 $9.71 $20,200 0.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 460 0.03% $15.95 $17.51 $36,410 3.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,780 0.11% $15.17 $15.12 $31,440 0.7 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 60 (7) $14.03 $14.58 $30,330 5.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 70 (7) $11.87 $12.44 $25,880 2.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 9,010 0.56% $10.14 $10.92 $22,710 0.6 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 790 0.05% $15.40 $15.26 $31,740 1.5 %
Construction and Extraction 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)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 70 (7) $20.79 $20.77 $43,210 2.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 40 (7) $21.56 $22.13 $46,030 2.9 %
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 11,890 0.74% $11.66 $13.75 $28,590 0.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers (8) (8) $18.36 $20.02 $41,640 1.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 6,320 0.40% $10.09 $11.22 $23,340 0.7 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 150 0.01% $10.39 $10.22 $21,260 2.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 3,250 0.20% $15.89 $16.65 $34,630 1.2 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 810 0.05% $11.85 $12.85 $26,730 2.1 %
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 20,170 1.26% $9.95 $10.94 $22,760 0.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 850 0.05% $17.08 $17.92 $37,260 0.7 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 3,480 0.22% $10.22 $10.93 $22,720 0.6 %
51-3011 Bakers 1,530 0.10% $10.19 $10.71 $22,280 0.6 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 120 0.01% $14.82 $15.04 $31,270 1.9 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 1,480 0.09% $15.46 $15.46 $32,160 1.6 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators (8) (8) $9.41 $9.76 $20,290 0.3 %
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 69,190 4.33% $9.20 $9.95 $20,700 0.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 2,820 0.18% $14.77 $15.50 $32,240 1.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 240 0.02% $10.31 $11.23 $23,350 4.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 280 0.02% $10.12 $11.34 $23,590 2.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 62,650 3.92% $9.06 $9.55 $19,870 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.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

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

(8) Estimates not released.




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Last Modified Date: May 04, 2009

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