Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 452900 - Other General Merchandise 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 452900 - Other General Merchandise 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 452900 - Other General Merchandise Stores is part of: NAICS 452000 - General Merchandise Stores.

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NAICS 452900 - Other General Merchandise 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 1,500,320 100.00% $9.87 $11.57 $24,060 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 16,980 1.13% $29.98 $33.71 $70,120 0.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 13,410 0.89% $30.76 $34.77 $72,330 1.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 2,190 0.15% $25.13 $28.19 $58,630 1.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 160 0.01% $19.91 $26.17 $54,440 8.3 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 60 (7) $21.39 $20.98 $43,640 2.9 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 680 0.05% $26.45 $31.15 $64,800 1.8 %
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 9,200 0.61% $18.00 $19.46 $40,470 0.8 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 1,470 0.10% $20.40 $22.57 $46,950 3.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 40 (7) $20.65 $25.79 $53,650 5.5 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 980 0.07% $16.72 $17.09 $35,550 0.9 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 2,140 0.14% $21.39 $22.74 $47,300 0.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 200 0.01% $24.68 $27.25 $56,680 5.9 %
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 780 0.05% $14.41 $16.84 $35,030 1.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 330 0.02% $16.93 $17.32 $36,030 1.1 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 80 0.01% $25.03 $27.37 $56,920 3.8 %
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 4,050 0.27% $9.76 $11.87 $24,700 0.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 40 (7) $15.07 $17.80 $37,020 5.9 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 2,500 0.17% $8.71 $11.80 $24,550 1.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 40 (7) (8) (8) (8) (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 35,130 2.34% $16.34 $27.96 $58,150 0.2 %
29-1041 Optometrists 60 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1051 Pharmacists 12,500 0.83% $55.18 $53.37 $111,000 0.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 19,160 1.28% $12.17 $12.82 $26,660 0.2 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 3,220 0.21% $19.27 $19.12 $39,770 0.3 %
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) (8) (8) (8) (8)
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other (8) (8) $11.87 $13.54 $28,160 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 15,340 1.02% $10.76 $12.63 $26,270 0.4 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 530 0.04% $25.67 $24.91 $51,820 0.7 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 390 0.03% $14.34 $15.92 $33,120 1.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 3,940 0.26% $14.67 $16.99 $35,350 1.5 %
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 23,840 1.59% $11.00 $11.98 $24,920 0.5 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,620 0.11% $16.03 $16.30 $33,900 0.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 130 0.01% $9.61 $10.14 $21,100 4.6 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) (8) $9.56 $9.70 $20,170 2.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 5,290 0.35% $10.33 $10.70 $22,260 0.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 7,890 0.53% $10.31 $11.63 $24,190 0.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 8,300 0.55% $11.47 $12.51 $26,020 0.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 170 0.01% $7.64 $9.57 $19,900 13.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 100 0.01% $8.84 $9.36 $19,470 2.0 %
35-9021 Dishwashers (8) (8) $7.37 $7.79 $16,200 6.7 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (8) (8) $7.19 $7.45 $15,510 7.4 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 40 (7) $9.35 $9.43 $19,620 1.6 %
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) (8) (8) (8) (8)
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 30 (7) $16.33 $16.39 $34,100 4.8 %
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) (8) (8) (8)
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 150 0.01% $8.78 $8.93 $18,570 2.1 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 590 0.04% $8.87 $9.12 $18,960 1.6 %
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 841,430 56.08% $9.33 $10.49 $21,820 0.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 136,660 9.11% $14.71 $15.67 $32,590 0.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 346,550 23.10% $8.60 $9.19 $19,120 0.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 890 0.06% $9.22 $9.70 $20,170 2.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 230 0.02% $12.49 $14.40 $29,940 7.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 344,530 22.96% $9.22 $9.73 $20,240 0.3 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 140 0.01% $12.31 $17.35 $36,090 14.4 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 11,490 0.77% $10.41 $10.62 $22,080 0.4 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 840 0.06% $9.01 $11.47 $23,850 3.7 %
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 326,330 21.75% $10.35 $11.21 $23,320 0.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 36,290 2.42% $11.68 $12.88 $26,790 0.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 220 0.01% $8.24 $8.93 $18,580 3.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 110 0.01% $10.48 $11.37 $23,660 6.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 14,670 0.98% $13.51 $14.03 $29,180 0.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 790 0.05% $20.62 $18.23 $37,910 2.4 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 210 0.01% $14.10 $14.08 $29,280 6.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 32,380 2.16% $10.83 $12.21 $25,400 0.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 90 0.01% $14.01 $13.91 $28,930 1.2 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (8) (8) $12.83 $13.30 $27,660 0.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 630 0.04% $14.03 $14.24 $29,620 0.7 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 4,510 0.30% $11.95 $13.07 $27,190 0.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks (8) (8) $19.97 $17.47 $36,340 11.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 12,990 0.87% $13.54 $14.22 $29,570 0.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 197,270 13.15% $9.61 $10.09 $20,980 0.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (8) (8) $11.83 $12.48 $25,950 0.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 350 0.02% $15.87 $16.59 $34,510 2.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,250 0.08% $13.52 $13.51 $28,100 1.7 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 130 0.01% $12.73 $13.59 $28,260 3.1 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 340 0.02% $11.32 $11.87 $24,690 2.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 6,700 0.45% $14.99 $16.00 $33,280 1.1 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 1,420 0.09% $15.82 $15.75 $32,760 0.5 %
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 24,620 1.64% $10.36 $11.42 $23,750 0.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers (8) (8) $17.21 $17.03 $35,420 0.9 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 140 0.01% $16.79 $16.83 $35,020 1.3 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 150 0.01% $11.38 $11.40 $23,710 5.5 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 6,310 0.42% $11.68 $13.24 $27,540 0.8 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 100 0.01% $14.76 $15.81 $32,880 5.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,010 0.07% $12.86 $14.54 $30,240 1.2 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 190 0.01% $20.65 $18.47 $38,430 1.3 %
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 49,180 3.28% $10.80 $12.16 $25,300 0.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 2,190 0.15% $19.75 $19.79 $41,160 0.4 %
51-3011 Bakers 9,000 0.60% $11.35 $13.01 $27,050 0.4 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 5,490 0.37% $16.27 $16.53 $34,390 0.8 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 220 0.01% $9.85 $10.80 $22,460 2.3 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 630 0.04% $9.46 $9.89 $20,560 0.7 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators (8) (8) $9.88 $10.82 $22,500 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 90,900 6.06% $9.76 $11.28 $23,470 0.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 680 0.05% $17.46 $17.41 $36,210 1.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 650 0.04% $22.08 $21.84 $45,440 1.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 140 0.01% $17.66 $17.99 $37,410 6.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 940 0.06% $12.02 $13.70 $28,500 6.5 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 1,290 0.09% $12.93 $13.99 $29,100 1.1 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 4,070 0.27% $21.57 $19.93 $41,460 0.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 73,030 4.87% $9.50 $10.66 $22,170 0.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 9,840 0.66% $8.82 $10.45 $21,740 0.6 %

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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Last Modified Date: May 04, 2009

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