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or $14.00 hourly
as of 2021
What is the risk of automation?
Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Social Perceptiveness (62)
Assisting and Caring for Others (51)
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (11)
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How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Retail Salespersons' job openings is expected to decline by -0.2% by 2031
'Retail Salespersons' is expected to be a 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 'Retail Salespersons' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Retail Salespersons' was $29,120, or $14.00 hourly
'Retail Salespersons' are paid 36.4% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed as retail salespersons?
As of 2021 there were 3,693,490 people employed as Retail Salespersons within the United States.
This represents around 2.62% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 38 people are employed as Retail Salespersons.
Sell merchandise, such as furniture, motor vehicles, appliances, or apparel to consumers.
SOC Code: 41-2031.00
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