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Retail Salespersons

in Massachusetts

Sell merchandise, such as furniture, motor vehicles, appliances, or apparel to consumers. Excludes "Cashiers" (41-2011).

Occupation Projection for Retail Salespersons

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
412031  Retail Salespersons 129,913 133,216 3,303 2.54 % 8,329 10,441 330 19,100 No formal educational credential 

Retail Salespersons Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Food and Beverage Stores    35,230  27 % 37,390  28 % 2,160  6 % $29,280
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores    25,110  19 % 24,590  18 % -520  -2 % $26,900
General Merchandise Stores    12,280  9 % 12,830  10 % 550  4 % $27,040
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers    8,760  7 % 9,190  7 % 430  5 % $31,610
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores    8,680  7 % 8,040  6 % -640  -7 % $26,410
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers    6,800  5 % 7,430  6 % 630  9 % $44,540
Miscellaneous Store Retailers    6,060  5 % 6,060  5 % 0  0 % $27,400
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores    4,630  4 % 4,660  4 % 30  1 % $31,360
Health and Personal Care Stores    4,250  3 % 4,510  3 % 260  6 % $27,850
Electronics and Appliance Stores    3,480  3 % 3,040  2 % -440  -13 % $29,940
Food Manufacturing    1,870  1 % 2,000  2 % 130  7 % $25,750
Wholesale Trade    1,750  1 % 1,810  1 % 60  4 % $38,520
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods    1,070  1 % 1,090  1 % 20  3 % $42,260
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries    760  1 % 840  1 % 80  10 % $31,780
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods    560  0 % 590  0 % 30  5 % $35,230
Information    450  0 % 510  0 % 60  14 % $27,430
Telecommunications    450  0 % 510  0 % 60  14 % $27,430
Construction    410  0 % 470  0 % 60  14 % $31,480
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    390  0 % 410  0 % 20  5 % $35,780
Other Services (except Government)    290  0 % 310  0 % 20  8 % $30,440
Construction of Buildings    210  0 % 240  0 % 30  15 % $30,390
Specialty Trade Contractors    210  0 % 240  0 % 30  13 % $32,530
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing    190  0 % 180  0 % -10  -2 % $32,800
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers    120  0 % 130  0 % 10  7 % $32,150
Personal and Laundry Services    110  0 % 130  0 % 20  12 % $24,910
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
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