First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers

3.8/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $18.86 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 42% (Start worrying)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Social Perceptiveness
Assisting and Caring for Others
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers' job openings is expected to decline by -5.2% by 2031
'First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers' is expected to be a very slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers' was $39,230, or $18.86 hourly
'First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers' are paid 14.3% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as first-line supervisors of retail sales workers?

As of 2021 there were 1,143,260 people employed as First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers within the United States.
This represents around 0.81% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 123 people are employed as First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers.

Job description

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of retail sales workers in an establishment or department. Duties may include management functions, such as purchasing, budgeting, accounting, and personnel work, in addition to supervisory duties.

SOC Code: 41-1011.00


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Ben (No chance) says
No way there needs be someone there to supervise everything. That’s insane to walk into a store/gas station without a single employee in sight. Humans have emotions/ robots don’t. I’m pretty sure a pissed off customer would just beat the living hell out of the robot/piece of equipment for not working properly or for simply misunderstanding the customer due to lack of empathy. Also technology is prone to errors someone needs to fix it when it breaks. Look at today with technology- it always isn’t the greatest thing in the world but it’s nice to have. It would take decades to get to that point of automation.
Jan 20, 2020 at 03:02 AM
David Roberts (Small chance) says
This profession requires skills that are uniquely human in nature. For example, the emotional skill of empathy. This ability allows for better customer service when situations arise that are beyond the average daily employee/customer interaction. When the customer has a unique issue regarding a transaction, only a human skilled in empathy can discern what is best for both the customer and the company.
Aug 15, 2019 at 05:00 PM
Gavin Gallegos (Could go either way) says
Amazon is testing automated stores with no employees running them. Eventually other grocers may follow suit. There would be no place for me, and I am not tech savvy.
Apr 10, 2019 at 10:39 AM

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