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Career information and college search tools for retail salespersons and those interested in pursuing careers in related fields.

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for
Retail Salespersons

Listed below are the 10 largest metro areas based on the total number of people employed in Retail Salespersons jobs , as of 2016

     
Metro Area Total Employment Annual Mean Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim 156,650 $30,170
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach 107,370 $25,960
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington 107,100 $28,690
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land 88,310 $26,340
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell 85,800 $25,490
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn 67,720 $26,540
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale 67,450 $25,570
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue 58,060 $32,330
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward 54,210 $32,240
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford 50,910 $25,120

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Total employment and salary for professions similar to retail salespersons

Source : 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Most Popular Industries for
Retail Salespersons

These industries represent at least 1% of the total number of people employed in this occupation.

Industry Total Employment Percent Annual Median Salary
Clothing Stores 976,030 22% $18,800
Department And General Stores 854,360 19% $19,080
Hardware And Garden Stores 466,820 10% $24,690
Auto And Auto Parts Dealers 398,450 9% $34,840
Book And Hobby Stores 335,100 7% $18,850
Miscellaneous Retail Stores 317,850 7% $19,250
Furniture Stores 234,540 5% $25,740
Applicance Stores 233,600 5% $22,510
Drug Stores 128,500 2% $19,990
Grocery Stores 102,890 2% $20,290
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