Retail Salespersons


Sell merchandise, such as furniture, motor vehicles, appliances, or apparel in a retail establishment. Exclude 'Cashiers' (41-2011).


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Department Stores
  2. Miscellaneous Shopping Goods Stores
  3. Lumber And Other Building Materials
  4. New And Used Car Dealers
  5. Family Clothing Stores

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 80,520 10.10 6.32 12.00 21,020 13,150 24,950
Joplin MSA 2,770 9.05 6.17 10.49 18,830 12,830 21,820
Columbia MSA 2,880 8.88 6.11 10.27 18,480 12,710 21,360
St Joseph MSA 1,510 8.74 6.06 10.08 18,170 12,600 20,960
Springfield MSA 6,220 10.50 6.26 12.62 21,840 13,020 26,260
St Louis MSA 38,350 10.28 6.43 12.20 21,380 13,370 25,380
Kansas City* 15,720 10.88 6.80 12.92 22,629 14,138 26,875
Central Region* 8,180 9.23 6.12 10.79 19,198 12,724 22,435
Northeast Region* 2,230 9.66 6.11 11.43 20,088 12,708 23,778
Northwest Region* 2,560 8.33 6.07 9.47 17,333 12,620 19,690
Ozark Region* 8,190 10.12 6.31 12.03 21,048 13,118 25,014
South Central Region* 1,300 8.95 6.20 10.32 18,608 12,891 21,467
Southeast Region* 4,670 8.93 6.10 10.34 18,568 12,698 21,503
Southwest Region* 3,670 8.97 6.17 10.37 18,665 12,837 21,579
St. Charles* 4,010 10.54 6.52 12.56 21,933 13,556 26,122
St. Louis City* 3,020 10.63 6.62 12.63 22,101 13,777 26,263
St. Louis County* 21,520 10.32 6.56 12.20 21,464 13,639 25,377
West Central Region* 2,410 11.06 6.17 13.51 23,012 12,826 28,106
Jefferson/Franklin Consortium* 2,440 10.61 6.30 12.76 22,059 13,110 26,533

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 82,320 92,640 10,320 12.54 4,163 Outstanding
Kansas City MSA 29,550 32,840 3,290 11.13 1,452 Outstanding
St Louis MSA 39,460 43,120 3,660 9.28 1,866 Outstanding
Central Region* 7,900 8,970 1,070 13.54 407 Great
Northeast Region* 2,110 2,340 230 10.90 102 Outstanding
Northwest Region* 2,820 3,190 370 13.12 106 Great
Ozark Region* 8,420 10,040 1,620 19.24 482 Outstanding
South Central Region* 1,600 1,740 140 8.75 74 Outstanding
Southeast Region* 4,820 5,430 610 12.66 242 Outstanding
Southwest Region* 3,700 4,190 490 13.24 189 Outstanding
West Central Region* 2,750 2,880 130 4.73 116 Outstanding

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This Occupation generally requires short-term on-the-job training
or training in one of the following
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management (NEW)
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Retailing and Retail Operations
Selling Skills and Sales Operations