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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 2014 employment from largest to smallest.   Return to the Search Page.

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Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
Clothing Stores   (NAICS 448100 ) 91,000 88,500 -2,500
Department Stores   (NAICS 452100 ) 57,700 59,600 1,900
Building Material and Supplies Dealers   (NAICS 444100 ) 38,700 45,200 6,500
Sporting Goods/Musical Instrument Stores   (NAICS 451100 ) 32,800 35,300 2,500
Electronics and Appliance Stores   (NAICS 443000 ) 29,700 27,900 -1,800
Automobile Dealers   (NAICS 441100 ) 25,800 30,800 5,000
Health and Personal Care Stores   (NAICS 446000 ) 21,400 25,200 3,800
Home Furnishings Stores   (NAICS 442200 ) 14,800 18,300 3,500
Office Supply, Stationery & Gift Stores   (NAICS 453200 ) 14,400 12,100 -2,300
Jewelry, Luggage & Leather Goods Stores   (NAICS 448300 ) 10,000 10,200 200
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers   (NAICS 453900 ) 9,300 10,600 1,300
Furniture Stores   (NAICS 442100 ) 8,400 8,000 -400
Used Merchandise Stores   (NAICS 453300 ) 4,500 6,100 1,600
Book, Periodical, and Music Stores   (NAICS 451200 ) 4,500 3,600 -900
Grocery Stores   (NAICS 445100 ) 3,100 3,500 400
Employment Services   (NAICS 561300 ) 2,900 3,400 500
Beverage & Tobacco Product Manufacturing   (NAICS 312000 ) 2,800 3,900 1,100
Auto Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores   (NAICS 441300 ) 2,700 3,000 300
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers   (NAICS 441200 ) 2,400 2,800 400
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores   (NAICS 445300 ) 800 900 100
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
Accommodation   (NAICS 721000 ) 800 900 100
Museums, Parks and Historical Sites   (NAICS 712000 ) 700 900 200
Full-Service Restaurants   (NAICS 722500 ) 700 1,000 300
Federal Government   (NAICS 999100 ) 400 400 0
Nondepository Credit Intermediation   (NAICS 522200 ) 400 600 200
Apparel/Piece Goods Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 424300 ) 400 500 100
Electric Goods Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423600 ) 300 400 100
Motor Vehicle/Part Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423100 ) 300 300 0
Consumer Goods Rental   (NAICS 532200 ) 200 200 0
Electronic Shopping & Mail-Order Houses   (NAICS 454100 ) 200 400 200
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
Junior Colleges   (NAICS 611200 ) 200 300 100
Personal Care Services   (NAICS 812100 ) 200 300 100
Social Advocacy Organizations   (NAICS 813300 ) 200 200 0
Dairy Product Manufacturing   (NAICS 311500 ) 100 100 0
Management of Companies and Enterprises   (NAICS 550000 ) 100 200 100
Colleges and Universities   (NAICS 611300 ) 100 200 100
Lumber and Supply Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423300 ) 100 100 0
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing   (NAICS 339900 ) 100 100 0
Commercial Goods Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423400 ) 100 100 0
Furniture & Furnishings Merchant Whsle   (NAICS 423200 ) 100 200 100
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
Household and Institutional Furniture   (NAICS 337100 ) 0 100 100
Investigation and Security Services   (NAICS 561600 ) 0 100 100
Elementary and Secondary Schools   (NAICS 611100 ) 0 100 100
Professional and Similar Organizations   (NAICS 813900 ) 0 100 100

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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