General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters

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Workforce

1.75M

2018 ACS Estimate

Average Employee Age

38.1

Average Salary

$27,214

Average Male Salary

$30,902

Average Female Salary

$24,241

About

The top three occupations in the General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group are Cashiers, Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers, Stockers and order fillers, Retail salespersons, and Customer service representatives. On average, full-time employees in the General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group work 41.4 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $35,856. Part-time employees in the same industry work 24.3 hours and earn an average annual salary of $12,526.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group are Benton County PUMA, AR, Terrebonne Parish PUMA, LA, and Mercer County (South) PUMA, NJ. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group. Cashiers are the most common position, but the General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Stockers and order fillers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters goes to Chief executives & legislators.

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Occupations by Share

1.75M

Workforce (ACS Estimate)

± 32.3k

The following graphic shows the share of employment in General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Cashiers represent the largest share of positions held in General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters at 19.4%, followed by Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers with 18.5% and Stockers and order fillers with 18.4%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group, by number of employees, are Cashiers, Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers, Stockers and order fillers, Retail salespersons, and Customer service representatives.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters employs an unusually high number of Stockers and order fillers, Cashiers, and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters, by average wage, are Chief executives & legislators, Purchasing managers, and Financial managers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$27,214

AVERAGE WAGE

± $635

On average, employees in the General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group make $27,214 per year. This number makes General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters the 250 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 269 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.444

WAGE GINI

General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters has a wage GINI of 0.444, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $30,902 and $24,241. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

968k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±24.1k

780k

MALE WORKFORCE

±21.6k

55.4% of workers in the General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group are Female, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$30,902

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$1,115

$24,241

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$704

On average, Male workers in the General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group make 1.27 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY

  1. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

  2. Asian

  3. White

On average, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander employees in the General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group earn 1.33 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Professional and business services has the highest single input, by dollars, to the General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group is Construction.

In this visualization, click on a category to expand or collapse it. All of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters is from Retail Trade.

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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters is from Retail Trade.

The General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Professional and business services Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The closest comparable data for General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters is from Retail Trade.

The Construction Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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