Sample 1 - State of California

List of Industries Employing Retail Salespersons

The following industries employ Retail Salespersons ,  SOC Code  41-2031  (3).   The experience/education usually required by most employers for this occupation is Short-term on-the-job training  (4).  This list is sorted by the 2010 employment from largest to smallest.   Return to the Search Page.

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Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Clothing Stores   (NAICS 448100 ) 90,300 119,200 28,900
Department Stores   (NAICS 452100 ) 55,700 63,400 7,700
Building Material and Supplies Dealers   (NAICS 444100 ) 37,300 48,100 10,800
Sporting Goods/Musical Instrument Stores   (NAICS 451100 ) 33,700 41,400 7,700
Electronics and Appliance Stores   (NAICS 443000 ) 26,400 35,200 8,800
Automobile Dealers   (NAICS 441100 ) 19,200 26,800 7,600
Office Supply, Stationery & Gift Stores   (NAICS 453200 ) 12,400 11,900 -500
Home Furnishings Stores   (NAICS 442200 ) 12,100 17,100 5,000
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers   (NAICS 453900 ) 11,200 14,000 2,800
Jewelry, Luggage & Leather Goods Stores   (NAICS 448300 ) 9,400 11,500 2,100
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Furniture Stores   (NAICS 442100 ) 8,400 10,700 2,300
Auto Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores   (NAICS 441300 ) 6,000 6,700 700
Grocery Stores   (NAICS 445100 ) 4,100 5,200 1,100
Used Merchandise Stores   (NAICS 453300 ) 4,000 4,800 800
Employment Services   (NAICS 561300 ) 3,600 4,900 1,300
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers   (NAICS 441200 ) 2,400 3,100 700
Beverage & Tobacco Product Manufacturing   (NAICS 312000 ) 2,300 2,800 500
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing   (NAICS 311800 ) 1,900 1,900 0
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores   (NAICS 445300 ) 900 1,000 100
Accommodation   (NAICS 721000 ) 700 900 200
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Gasoline Stations   (NAICS 447000 ) 500 500 0
Other Professional & Technical Services   (NAICS 541900 ) 500 500 0
Consumer Goods Rental   (NAICS 532200 ) 500 500 0
Museums, Parks and Historical Sites   (NAICS 712000 ) 400 500 100
Apparel/Piece Goods Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 424300 ) 400 600 200
Personal Care Services   (NAICS 812100 ) 400 400 0
Junior Colleges   (NAICS 611200 ) 300 300 0
Management of Companies and Enterprises   (NAICS 550000 ) 300 300 0
Electronic Shopping & Mail-Order Houses   (NAICS 454100 ) 300 400 100
Federal Government   (NAICS 999100 ) 200 200 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Local Government   (NAICS 999300 ) 200 200 0
Performing Arts Companies   (NAICS 711100 ) 200 200 0
Lumber and Supply Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423300 ) 200 200 0
Electric Goods Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423600 ) 200 200 0
Machinery & Supply Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423800 ) 200 200 0
Electronic Markets and Agents/Brokers   (NAICS 425000 ) 200 200 0
Religious Organizations   (NAICS 813100 ) 200 300 100
Social Advocacy Organizations   (NAICS 813300 ) 200 200 0
Full-Service Restaurants   (NAICS 722511 ) 200 200 0
Automotive Repair and Maintenance   (NAICS 811100 ) 100 100 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Civic and Social Organizations   (NAICS 813400 ) 100 200 100
Commercial Goods Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423400 ) 100 100 0
Motor Vehicle/Part Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423100 ) 100 100 0
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Mfg   (NAICS 327000 ) 100 100 0
Elementary and Secondary Schools   (NAICS 611100 ) 100 100 0
Office Administrative Services   (NAICS 561100 ) 100 100 0
Nondepository Credit Intermediation   (NAICS 522200 ) 100 200 100

Data Notes:

(1)  Source:  These data come from the Industry and Occupation Employment Projections program of the Employment Development Department.  All employment figures have been rounded to the nearest 100.  See the Occupational Projections - Introduction and Methods and the Industry Projections - Introduction and Methods for more information.  Some occupation/industry combinations may not be included to protect employer confidentiality or because the base survey resulted in a large standard error.

Although these Staffing Patterns are not provided below the state level, the Employment Projections by Industry and Occupation are available by county or groups of counties.

(2)  The NAICS - North American Industry Classification System is the nationally recognized system to categorize industries. See the NAICS Division Structure at the U.S. Department of Labor Web site for a complete list of industries and their definitions.

(3)  "SOC Code" - Search for a particular Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code or occupation title at the Bureau of Labor Statistics Web site.

(4) The Training Levels were developed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are meant to show the education and training needed for someone to perform that occupation. It also reflects the preferred training requirements of most employers. For a complete list of the training levels go to BLS Training Level Definitions

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