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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
2017
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 % $26,900
General Merchandise Stores    20,070  17 % 20,970  17 % 900  4 % $27,040
Miscellaneous Store Retailers    9,950  9 % 10,150  8 % 200  2 % $27,400
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores    9,510  8 % 9,010  8 % -500  -5 % $26,410
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers    8,780  8 % 9,280  8 % 500  6 % $31,610
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers    7,040  6 % 7,640  6 % 600  8 % $44,540
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores    5,410  5 % 5,750  5 % 340  6 % $31,360
Electronics and Appliance Stores    4,130  4 % 4,140  3 % 10  0 % $29,940
Food Manufacturing    2,660  2 % 2,820  2 % 160  6 % $25,750
Information    1,190  1 % 1,450  1 % 260  22 % $27,430
Telecommunications    1,190  1 % 1,450  1 % 260  22 % $27,430
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods    600  1 % 650  1 % 50  9 % $42,260
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    540  0 % 610  1 % 70  13 % $35,780
Administrative and Support Services    540  0 % 610  1 % 70  13 % $35,810
Other Services (except Government)    530  0 % 600  1 % 70  12 % $30,440
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries    490  0 % 550  0 % 60  12 % $31,780
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods    410  0 % 430  0 % 20  7 % $35,230
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing    400  0 % 410  0 % 10  4 % $32,800
Rental and Leasing Services    400  0 % 410  0 % 10  4 % $33,690
Construction    280  0 % 300  0 % 20  9 % $31,480
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers    230  0 % 260  0 % 30  12 % $32,150
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institution    180  0 % 190  0 % 10  8 % $27,070
Personal and Laundry Services    170  0 % 190  0 % 20  13 % $24,910
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
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