Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers

Directly supervise sales workers in a retail establishment or department. Duties may include management functions, such as purchasing, budgeting, accounting, and personnel work, in addition to supervisory duties.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation


National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
1,163,040 0.4 % $18.81 $39,130 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.43 $13.00 $16.78 $21.95 $29.04
Annual Wage (2) $21,690 $27,030 $34,900 $45,650 $60,400


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Other General Merchandise Stores 142,780 $15.14 $31,480
Grocery Stores 124,940 $18.27 $38,000
Clothing Stores 109,160 $18.24 $37,940
Department Stores 88,320 $15.48 $32,190
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 87,400 $20.02 $41,640

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 190 $46.75 $97,240
Automobile Dealers 40,670 $35.39 $73,620
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 30 $29.10 $60,540
Freight Transportation Arrangement 60 $27.89 $58,010
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 320 $27.29 $56,760


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
New Hampshire 8,450 $18.60 $38,690 13.650
Alabama 23,940 $16.47 $34,250 12.847
Mississippi 14,040 $16.04 $33,370 12.800
North Carolina 47,120 $17.18 $35,730 12.092
Kentucky 21,050 $16.02 $33,330 12.035

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
New York 54,080 $21.99 $45,740 6.372
New Jersey 30,640 $21.34 $44,380 7.956
District of Columbia 2,090 $21.11 $43,900 3.276
Rhode Island 3,120 $20.93 $43,530 6.791
Connecticut 15,120 $20.86 $43,390 9.168


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Kankakee-Bradley, IL 800 $15.89 $33,050 19.108
Hattiesburg, MS 990 $17.53 $36,460 17.483
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 1,930 $15.65 $32,550 17.423
Punta Gorda, FL 650 $18.55 $38,580 16.864
Elizabethtown, KY 720 $16.22 $33,740 16.609

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 9,330 $24.83 $51,640 7.608
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 6,660 $22.93 $47,700 6.828
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 660 $22.90 $47,640 5.723
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 30,420 $22.87 $47,580 6.007
Abilene, TX 660 $22.68 $47,180 10.475


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(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.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010

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