Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 452000 - 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 452000 - 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 XLS files.

NAICS Industry 452000 - General Merchandise Stores is part of: Sectors 44 and 45 - Retail Trade.

NAICS 452000 - General Merchandise Stores consists of:

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NAICS 452000 - 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 3,038,350 100.00% $9.67 $11.64 $24,210 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 40,790 1.34% $31.81 $35.38 $73,600 0.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 24,240 0.80% $34.35 $38.23 $79,520 0.8 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 40 (7) $44.96 $47.45 $98,710 4.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 10,600 0.35% $28.01 $30.70 $63,860 1.1 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 400 0.01% $33.48 $36.03 $74,940 3.3 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 50 (7) $23.59 $35.22 $73,250 16.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 50 (7) $28.59 $31.25 $65,000 3.8 %
11-3111 Compensation and Benefits Managers 70 (7) $25.88 $31.20 $64,900 14.5 %
11-3121 Human Resources Managers 390 0.01% $36.62 $38.34 $79,750 1.1 %
11-3131 Training and Development Managers 90 (7) $21.47 $27.02 $56,190 9.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 90 (7) $22.49 $24.14 $50,210 3.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 70 (7) $53.29 $52.43 $109,060 3.8 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 4,530 0.15% $28.49 $30.29 $63,000 0.8 %
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 17,090 0.56% $18.16 $20.56 $42,770 0.7 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 1,720 0.06% $21.62 $23.17 $48,190 3.7 %
13-1078 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other* 5,230 0.17% $21.48 $23.73 $49,370 0.6 %
13-1081 Logisticians 40 (7) $22.89 $25.10 $52,200 2.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 120 (7) $17.86 $20.28 $42,170 6.0 %
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 780 0.03% $15.85 $16.81 $34,960 1.5 %
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists 4,000 0.13% $14.79 $15.85 $32,960 0.8 %
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists* 60 (7) $19.22 $23.43 $48,740 10.1 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other* 4,840 0.16% $18.19 $19.98 $41,550 1.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 190 0.01% $26.95 $30.01 $62,420 5.0 %
Computer and Mathematical 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 Occupations 560 0.02% $18.61 $20.43 $42,500 2.0 %
15-1131 Computer Programmers 40 (7) $30.85 $31.33 $65,170 2.5 %
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators* 100 (7) $25.82 $27.16 $56,480 5.0 %
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists 270 0.01% $18.22 $18.87 $39,240 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 14,540 0.48% $11.90 $13.27 $27,610 1.1 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 160 0.01% $28.91 $28.06 $58,360 3.1 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 12,430 0.41% $11.97 $13.08 $27,210 1.1 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers 210 0.01% $17.78 $20.06 (4) 8.0 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 80 (7) $32.06 $27.86 $57,950 6.4 %
Healthcare Practitioners 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 Practitioners and Technical Occupations 77,510 2.55% $16.84 $29.43 $61,210 0.4 %
29-1041 Optometrists 150 (7) $43.22 $42.11 $87,580 2.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 31,630 1.04% $54.98 $52.62 $109,450 0.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 40,420 1.33% $12.27 $12.75 $26,520 0.2 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 4,980 0.16% $16.62 $17.17 $35,700 0.5 %
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) $10.29 $10.79 $22,440 0.4 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 140 (7) $19.79 $20.37 $42,360 12.2 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 3,470 0.11% $9.14 $9.56 $19,870 0.5 %
31-9799 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other* 250 0.01% $14.27 $14.59 $30,340 0.9 %
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 40,930 1.35% $10.96 $12.41 $25,820 0.4 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other (8) (8) $24.33 $24.47 $50,910 0.7 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 570 0.02% $14.31 $15.61 $32,470 3.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 22,250 0.73% $11.12 $12.06 $25,080 0.6 %
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 47,680 1.57% $9.79 $11.09 $23,070 0.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 70 (7) $21.54 $22.22 $46,210 1.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 4,980 0.16% $14.70 $15.44 $32,120 0.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 90 (7) $11.42 $11.64 $24,210 3.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria (8) (8) $11.13 $11.73 $24,410 2.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 560 0.02% $11.37 $11.92 $24,790 2.5 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 290 0.01% $11.69 $11.58 $24,090 2.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 4,120 0.14% $10.18 $10.55 $21,950 1.1 %
35-3011 Bartenders 40 (7) $9.02 $10.42 $21,680 5.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 26,410 0.87% $9.08 $10.03 $20,870 0.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 9,130 0.30% $11.35 $12.04 $25,050 0.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 910 0.03% $9.44 $10.80 $22,470 2.6 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (8) (8) $8.95 $9.50 $19,770 5.2 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 250 0.01% $9.28 $9.84 $20,460 1.5 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 390 0.01% $8.67 $8.84 $18,390 1.5 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 150 (7) $8.04 $8.68 $18,040 4.3 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 150 (7) $11.49 $12.41 $25,820 4.4 %
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 49,670 1.63% $9.68 $10.31 $21,450 0.2 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 160 0.01% $16.96 $17.77 $36,960 2.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 49,440 1.63% $9.67 $10.28 $21,390 0.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 70 (7) (8) (8) (8) (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 45,920 1.51% $8.97 $9.89 $20,570 0.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers 590 0.02% $16.64 $18.25 $37,960 2.8 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 1,400 0.05% $9.00 $9.37 $19,490 1.7 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 18,520 0.61% $8.87 $10.16 $21,130 1.5 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists 370 0.01% $9.10 $11.62 $24,180 4.6 %
39-5094 Skincare Specialists 280 0.01% $15.44 $17.38 $36,160 4.2 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 2,960 0.10% $8.78 $9.28 $19,310 1.3 %
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 1,653,870 54.43% $9.31 $10.63 $22,120 0.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 231,990 7.64% $14.70 $15.65 $32,550 0.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 60 (7) $22.04 $22.03 $45,810 4.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 562,130 18.50% $8.78 $9.24 $19,220 0.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 3,280 0.11% $9.01 $9.93 $20,660 2.0 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 120 (7) $11.96 $11.82 $24,580 7.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 829,780 27.31% $9.29 $10.17 $21,150 0.4 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 300 0.01% $12.54 $20.41 $42,440 21.2 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 8,590 0.28% $9.79 $10.43 $21,690 1.1 %
41-9799 Sales and Related Workers, All Other* (8) (8) $9.78 $10.91 $22,700 1.1 %
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 791,240 26.04% $9.82 $10.81 $22,490 0.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 78,080 2.57% $13.17 $14.07 $29,260 0.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 930 0.03% $10.01 $10.81 $22,480 2.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 60 (7) $9.21 $9.86 $20,520 6.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks 200 0.01% $11.73 $12.62 $26,250 4.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 27,480 0.90% $13.00 $13.53 $28,150 0.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 900 0.03% $18.73 $17.37 $36,120 2.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 120 (7) $12.55 $13.56 $28,210 8.5 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 50 (7) $11.89 $11.58 $24,080 5.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 51,860 1.71% $10.50 $11.59 $24,100 0.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 100 (7) $10.86 $11.52 $23,960 3.7 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 720 0.02% $11.89 $12.35 $25,700 1.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 11,820 0.39% $9.17 $9.91 $20,620 0.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 7,540 0.25% $14.16 $14.37 $29,890 0.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 5,950 0.20% $9.22 $9.75 $20,270 0.4 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 3,700 0.12% $11.89 $12.79 $26,610 3.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 1,740 0.06% $15.35 $16.27 $33,840 6.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 38,570 1.27% $10.99 $11.90 $24,750 0.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 536,850 17.67% $9.28 $9.89 $20,580 0.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 2,900 0.10% $10.93 $11.51 $23,950 0.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 720 0.02% $17.72 $18.76 $39,010 3.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3,780 0.12% $14.98 $14.79 $30,760 0.9 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 160 0.01% $11.44 $13.48 $28,040 3.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 130 (7) $9.64 $9.60 $19,980 1.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 15,920 0.52% $11.25 $12.30 $25,580 0.7 %
43-9799 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other* 920 0.03% $11.69 $12.52 $26,030 2.5 %
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 60 (7) $21.97 $23.21 $48,270 4.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 40 (7) $22.05 $23.06 $47,960 5.1 %
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 28,170 0.93% $10.59 $11.89 $24,740 0.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 1,090 0.04% $12.62 $15.18 $31,580 1.1 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 160 0.01% $14.47 $15.75 $32,760 3.5 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 130 (7) $10.85 $11.39 $23,690 6.1 %
49-3091 Bicycle Repairers 110 (7) $9.12 $9.59 $19,950 3.4 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 5,850 0.19% $11.92 $13.28 $27,620 0.9 %
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,460 0.08% $15.63 $16.07 $33,420 1.2 %
49-9799 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other* 1,240 0.04% $12.03 $13.57 $28,230 2.0 %
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 67,980 2.24% $10.31 $11.44 $23,800 0.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 840 0.03% $21.65 $22.39 $46,570 0.9 %
51-3011 Bakers 13,620 0.45% $10.57 $11.71 $24,360 0.3 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 6,090 0.20% $15.16 $15.63 $32,500 1.1 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 390 0.01% $12.61 $13.08 $27,200 4.8 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 650 0.02% $9.25 $9.51 $19,780 0.9 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 60 (7) $10.39 $10.52 $21,880 1.2 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 80 (7) $15.57 $14.12 $29,360 4.9 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 110 (7) $15.79 $15.57 $32,390 1.3 %
51-6051 Sewers, Hand 30 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 1,980 0.07% $17.52 $17.26 $35,910 1.7 %
51-9151 Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators 22,050 0.73% $9.62 $10.26 $21,340 0.3 %
51-9399 Production Workers, All Other* (8) (8) $10.46 $10.81 $22,490 0.4 %
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 150,510 4.95% $9.46 $10.79 $22,450 0.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 2,430 0.08% $15.56 $16.67 $34,670 1.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 1,050 0.03% $21.16 $21.15 $43,990 0.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (8) (8) $11.83 $14.25 $29,640 11.3 %
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 670 0.02% $11.80 $13.83 $28,770 7.7 %
53-6031 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants 7,410 0.24% $10.22 $10.71 $22,280 0.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 4,270 0.14% $19.93 $18.24 $37,940 0.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 50 (7) $12.13 $11.69 $24,310 4.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 123,910 4.08% $9.25 $10.28 $21,390 0.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 9,270 0.31% $9.18 $10.66 $22,170 1.1 %

About May 2010 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) Estimate not released.




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