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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
2018
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 % $30,510
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores    25,110  19 % 24,590  18 % -520  -2 % $27,460
General Merchandise Stores    12,280  9 % 12,830  10 % 550  4 % $27,620
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers    8,760  7 % 9,190  7 % 430  5 % $32,430
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores    8,680  7 % 8,040  6 % -640  -7 % $27,730
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers    6,800  5 % 7,430  6 % 630  9 % $42,400
Miscellaneous Store Retailers    6,060  5 % 6,060  5 % 0  0 % $29,380
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores    4,630  4 % 4,660  4 % 30  1 % $31,930
Health and Personal Care Stores    4,250  3 % 4,510  3 % 260  6 % $29,650
Electronics and Appliance Stores    3,480  3 % 3,040  2 % -440  -13 % $33,560
Food Manufacturing    1,870  1 % 2,000  2 % 130  7 % $28,660
Wholesale Trade    1,750  1 % 1,810  1 % 60  4 % $36,870
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods    1,070  1 % 1,090  1 % 20  3 % $40,860
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries    760  1 % 840  1 % 80  10 % $32,140
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods    560  0 % 590  0 % 30  5 % $33,470
Information    450  0 % 510  0 % 60  14 % $28,670
Telecommunications    450  0 % 510  0 % 60  14 % $28,670
Construction    410  0 % 470  0 % 60  14 % $33,330
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    390  0 % 410  0 % 20  5 % $43,390
Other Services (except Government)    290  0 % 310  0 % 20  8 % $30,730
Construction of Buildings    210  0 % 240  0 % 30  15 % $31,430
Specialty Trade Contractors    210  0 % 240  0 % 30  13 % $35,050
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing    190  0 % 180  0 % -10  -2 % $30,330
Personal and Laundry Services    110  0 % 130  0 % 20  12 % $26,500
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
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