Occupational Employment Statistics

Table 3. Mean hourly wages for six of the largest occupations shared by the three selected retail trade industries, May 2008

Occupation Department stores Other general merchandise stores Electronic shopping and mail-order houses
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers $14.62 $12.88 $21.32
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 10.75 14.22 12.62
Customer service representatives 10.66 12.21 12.91
Retail salespersons 9.89 9.73 13.78
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 9.55 10.66 11.69
Stock clerks and order fillers 9.71 10.09 11.04
Industry mean hourly wage 11.34 11.57 18.43
Note: The six occupations listed above were selected among the largest occupations that were found to be the same in tables 1 and 2.

Last modified: December 17, 2009

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