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Retail Salespersons

in Massachusetts

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

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
412031  Retail Salespersons 115,490 120,036 4,546 3.94 % 4,458 455 4,003 No formal educational credential 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Projection Table Definitions and Notes
Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores    24,630  21 % 24,600  20 % -30  -0 % $25,410
General Merchandise Stores    20,070  17 % 20,970  17 % 900  4 % $24,820
Miscellaneous Store Retailers    9,950  9 % 10,150  8 % 200  2 % $25,900
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores    9,510  8 % 9,010  8 % -500  -5 % $25,590
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers    8,780  8 % 9,280  8 % 500  6 % $31,750
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers    7,040  6 % 7,640  6 % 600  8 % $41,460
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores    5,410  5 % 5,750  5 % 340  6 % $32,020
Electronics and Appliance Stores    4,130  4 % 4,140  3 % 10  0 % $28,480
Telecommunications    1,190  1 % 1,450  1 % 260  22 % $38,220
Information    1,190  1 % 1,450  1 % 260  22 % $38,220
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods    600  1 % 650  1 % 50  9 % $39,830
Administrative and Support Services    540  0 % 610  1 % 70  13 % $33,220
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    540  0 % 610  1 % 70  13 % $33,220
Other Services (except Government)    530  0 % 600  1 % 70  12 % $27,940
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries    490  0 % 550  0 % 60  12 % $30,750
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods    410  0 % 430  0 % 20  7 % $39,300
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing    400  0 % 410  0 % 10  4 % $40,200
Rental and Leasing Services    400  0 % 410  0 % 10  4 % $41,330
Construction    280  0 % 300  0 % 20  9 % $31,370
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers    230  0 % 260  0 % 30  12 % $33,270
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institution    180  0 % 190  0 % 10  8 % $24,460
Personal and Laundry Services    170  0 % 190  0 % 20  13 % $23,340
Finance and Insurance    140  0 % 160  0 % 20  13 % $39,250
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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