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 2012 employment from largest to smallest.   Return to the Search Page.

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Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2012 2022 Numeric
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Clothing Stores   (NAICS 448100 ) 96,400 112,500 16,100
Department Stores   (NAICS 452100 ) 66,600 69,400 2,800
Building Material and Supplies Dealers   (NAICS 444100 ) 39,700 48,800 9,100
Sporting Goods/Musical Instrument Stores   (NAICS 451100 ) 33,400 37,500 4,100
Electronics and Appliance Stores   (NAICS 443100 ) 30,300 29,200 -1,100
Automobile Dealers   (NAICS 441100 ) 23,100 29,500 6,400
Health and Personal Care Stores   (NAICS 446100 ) 19,700 22,400 2,700
Office Supply, Stationery & Gift Stores   (NAICS 453200 ) 14,700 14,300 -400
Home Furnishings Stores   (NAICS 442200 ) 13,900 16,700 2,800
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers   (NAICS 453900 ) 11,100 12,500 1,400
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2012 2022 Numeric
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Jewelry, Luggage & Leather Goods Stores   (NAICS 448300 ) 10,000 10,500 500
Furniture Stores   (NAICS 442100 ) 8,500 9,700 1,200
Used Merchandise Stores   (NAICS 453300 ) 5,100 6,200 1,100
Book, Periodical, and Music Stores   (NAICS 451200 ) 4,300 3,200 -1,100
Amusement Parks and Arcades   (NAICS 713100 ) 3,600 4,400 800
Auto Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores   (NAICS 441300 ) 3,000 3,500 500
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers   (NAICS 441200 ) 2,500 3,300 800
Employment Services   (NAICS 561300 ) 2,400 3,200 800
Grocery Stores   (NAICS 445100 ) 2,000 2,300 300
Electronic Markets and Agents/Brokers   (NAICS 425100 ) 1,200 1,500 300
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2012 2022 Numeric
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Full-Service Restaurants   (NAICS 722500 ) 600 700 100
Museums, Parks and Historical Sites   (NAICS 712100 ) 500 600 100
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores   (NAICS 445300 ) 500 600 100
Junior Colleges   (NAICS 611200 ) 400 400 0
Federal Government   (NAICS 999100 ) 400 300 -100
Electronic Shopping & Mail-Order Houses   (NAICS 454100 ) 400 600 200
Motor Vehicle/Part Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423100 ) 300 300 0
Misc Nondurable Goods Merchant Whsle   (NAICS 424900 ) 300 400 100
Automotive Repair and Maintenance   (NAICS 811100 ) 200 300 100
Civic and Social Organizations   (NAICS 813400 ) 200 200 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Religious Organizations   (NAICS 813100 ) 200 200 0
Individual and Family Services   (NAICS 624100 ) 200 300 100
Social Advocacy Organizations   (NAICS 813300 ) 200 200 0
Local Government   (NAICS 999300 ) 200 200 0
Offices of Physicians   (NAICS 621100 ) 100 100 0
Other Food Manufacturing   (NAICS 311900 ) 100 100 0
Motion Picture and Video Industries   (NAICS 512100 ) 100 100 0
Personal Care Services   (NAICS 812100 ) 100 100 0
Vocational Rehabilitation Services   (NAICS 624300 ) 100 100 0
Elementary and Secondary Schools   (NAICS 611100 ) 100 200 100
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2012 2022 Numeric
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Wired Telecommunications Carriers   (NAICS 517100 ) 100 100 0
Management of Companies and Enterprises   (NAICS 550000 ) 100 100 0

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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