Retail Salary Survey

The Retail Salary Survey reports compensation data for 133 benchmark jobs related to selling merchandise in small quantities to the general public either via physical location or via internet, catalog, door-to-door or direct response. The survey includes automobile dealers, apparel stores, building materials stores, electronics and appliance stores, food and general merchandise stores, restaurants and catering, and specialty retailers.

The Retail Salary Survey documents market-based pay data for 10 executive and 123 non-management salary benchmark jobs from up to three databases: digitized public sources, ERI Assessor Series data, and direct participants. The following information is reported for each job title (salary data are shown in means, medians, and percentile cuts):

  • Annual Salary
  • Incentive/Variable Pay
  • Total Direct Annual Compensation
  • Job Description
  • Graph with a Trend Line and Data Points
  • Selected Characteristics of the Occupation (SCO)

Survey information is solicited through traditional mail, email, and online questionnaires. Each data submission is thoroughly screened by our team of experienced researchers prior to inclusion in a survey. No attempt is made to alter incumbent data as reported other than to normalize collected compensation amounts to a common date. Data collection begins October and ends March. Survey results are published annually in July, with an effective data date of March 31 of the given survey year.

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Advertising Clerk
  • Advertising Coordinator
  • Advertising Manager
  • Animal Care Technician
  • Auctioneer
  • Automobile Parts Sales Representative
  • Graphic Designer
  • Grocery Buyer
  • Hardware & Plumbing Supplies Sales Representative
  • Hearing Aid Specialist
  • Home Furnishings Salesperson
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Internal Auditor
  • Inventory Analyst
  • Inventory Control Planner
  • Janitor
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Advertising Clerk
  • Advertising Coordinator
  • Advertising Manager
  • Animal Care Technician
  • Auctioneer
  • Automobile Parts Sales Representative
  • Automobile Rental Clerk
  • Automobile Service Station Manager
  • Automotive Service Station Attendant
  • Baker
  • Bakery Manager
  • Barista
  • Benefits Analyst
  • Bicycle Assembler
  • Branch Store Manager
  • Branch Store Supervisor
  • Building & Facilities Manager
  • Building Materials Sales Associate, Retail
  • Butcher
  • Buyer Assistant
  • Cashier
  • Cashier Associate
  • Cashier Retail
  • Cashiering Manager
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Chief Marketing & Sales Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Coffee Shop Manager
  • Collection Manager
  • Collection Supervisor
  • Comparison Shopper
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Sales Representative
  • Contract Administrator
  • Credit & Collection Clerk
  • Credit Card Control Clerk
  • Credit Manager
  • Custom Tailor
  • Customer Service Clerk
  • Customer Service Director
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Customer Service Representative (General Calls)
  • Customer Service Representative (Specialized Calls)
  • Dealer Compliance Representative
  • Deliverer
  • Department Manager
  • Display Designer
  • Display Maker
  • District Sales Manager Retail
  • Employee Training Specialist
  • Employment Manager
  • Employment Representative
  • Executive Secretary
  • Executive Vice President
  • Financial Analyst
  • Florist
  • Food Services Manager (Full Menu)
  • Food Services Manager (Mid-Size Location)
  • Food Services Manager (Small Location)
  • Forklift Operator
  • Graphic Designer
  • Grocery Buyer
  • Hardware & Plumbing Supplies Sales Representative
  • Hearing Aid Specialist
  • Home Furnishings Salesperson
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Internal Auditor
  • Inventory Analyst
  • Inventory Control Planner
  • Janitor
  • Jeweler
  • Loss Prevention Manager
  • Maintenance Worker General
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Marketing Manager
  • Meat Cutter Retail
  • Merchandise Displayer
  • Merchandise Marker
  • Merchandising Manager
  • Merchandising Supervisor
  • National Sales Manager (Experience)
  • New-Car Prep Mechanic
  • Office Equipment Sales Representative
  • Order Clerk
  • Overhead Crane Operator
  • Paint & Varnish Mixer
  • Parts Manager
  • Parts Salesperson
  • Pawnbroker
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Payroll Manager
  • PBX Operator Receptionist
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Product or Brand Sales Manager
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Receiving Clerk
  • Receptionist
  • Regional Sales Manager Retail
  • Retail Area Sales Manager
  • Retail Sales Clerk
  • Retail Store Assistant Manager (Experience)
  • Retail Store Manager (Experience)
  • Safety Manager
  • Sales Analyst
  • Sales Order Manager
  • Sales Training Manager
  • Sales Training Representative
  • Salesperson Women's Apparel
  • Secretary
  • Shipping Clerk
  • Stereo Equipment Salesperson
  • Stock Clerk Retail
  • Surveillance System Monitor
  • Systems Analyst
  • Time Clerk
  • Top Merchandising Officer
  • Top Merchandising Planner
  • Top Real Estate Officer
  • Used Car Renovator
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Warehouse Supervisor
  • Warehouse Worker
  • Webmaster
  • Wedding Consultant
  • 1-800 FLOWERS.COM INC
  • 3M CO
  • ABERCROMBIE & FITCH CO
  • ACTUA CORP
  • ADVANCE AUTO PARTS INC
  • AEROGROW INTERNATIONAL INC
  • AEROPOSTALE INC
  • ALCO STORES INC
  • AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS
  • AMERICAN THRIFT STORE INC
  • JOHNSTONE SUPPLY INC
  • JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST SPOUSES CLUB INC THRIFT SHOP
  • JOS A BANK CLOTHIERS INC
  • JUNKIEDOG.COM INC
  • KAR AUCTION SERVICES INC
  • KIMBALL INTERNATIONAL
  • KIRKLAND'S INC
  • KOHL'S CORP
  • KONA GRILL INC
  • KROGER CO
  • 1-800 FLOWERS.COM INC
  • 3M CO
  • ABERCROMBIE & FITCH CO
  • ACTUA CORP
  • ADVANCE AUTO PARTS INC
  • AEROGROW INTERNATIONAL INC
  • AEROPOSTALE INC
  • ALCO STORES INC
  • AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS
  • AMERICAN THRIFT STORE INC
  • AMERICA'S CAR-MART INC
  • AMERIGAS PARTNERS LP
  • ANDERSONS INC
  • ANGELS ATTIC THRIFT SHOP
  • ANN ARBOR PTO THRIFT SHOP INC
  • ANN INC
  • APPLIANCE RECYCLING CENTERS OF AMERICA INC
  • ARAMARK
  • ARK RESTAURANTS CORP
  • ARTS & SCRAPS
  • ARTSQUEST
  • AS SEEN ON TV INC
  • ASBURY AUTOMOTIVE GROUP INC
  • ASCENA RETAIL GROUP INC
  • AUTONATION INC
  • AVIS BUDGET GROUP
  • BACHMAN'S INC
  • BARGAIN BAZAAR THRIFT SHOP INC
  • BARNES & NOBLE INC
  • BARRISTERS BOOK SHOP
  • BED BATH & BEYOND INC
  • BELK INC
  • BELL-CARTER FOODS INC.
  • BERGIO INTERNATIONAL INC
  • BEST BUY CO INC
  • BEUTLER CORPORATION
  • BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS CORP
  • BIG LOTS INC
  • BIGLARI HOLDINGS INC
  • BIRD IN HAND CONSIGNMENT SHOP
  • BITCOIN SHOP INC
  • BJ'S RESTAURANTS INC
  • BLOOMIN BRANDS INC
  • BLUE NILE INC
  • BLUELINE RENTAL
  • BOB EVANS FARMS INC
  • BODY CENTRAL CORP
  • BON-TON STORES INC
  • BOOKS-A-MILLION INC
  • BOOT BARN HOLDINGS INC
  • BOURBON BROTHERS HOLDING CORP
  • BRAKE PARTS INC
  • BRAVO BRIO RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.
  • BRINKER INTERNATIONAL INC
  • BUCKLE, INC.
  • BUFFALO EXCHANGE
  • BUFFALO WILD WINGS INC
  • BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP INC
  • BUILDERS FIRSTSOURCE INC
  • BURGER KING WORLDWIDE INC
  • BURLINGTON STORES INC
  • CABELA'S INC
  • CACHE INC
  • CAFEPRESS INC
  • CARE & SHARE GIFT & THRIFT INC
  • CARMAX INC
  • CARROLS RESTAURANT GROUP INC
  • CASEY'S GENERAL STORES INC
  • CASH AMERICA INTERNATIONAL INC
  • CATO CORP
  • CDW CORP
  • CHANTICLEER HOLDINGS INC
  • CHARITY GUILD OF CATHOLIC WOMEN OF HARRIS COUNTY
  • CHEESECAKE FACTORY INC
  • CHICO'S FAS INC
  • CHILDREN'S PLACE INC
  • CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL INC
  • CHRISTOPHER & BANKS CORP
  • CHUY'S HOLDINGS INC
  • CIRCLE OF FAITH INC
  • CITI TRENDS INC
  • CLOTHES LINE INC
  • COLDWATER CREEK INC
  • COMMUNITY FAMILY SERVICES
  • COMMUNITY THRIFT INC
  • CONFEDERATE MOTORS INC
  • CONN'S INC
  • CONROE BARGAIN BOX INC
  • COPART INC
  • COSI INC
  • COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP
  • CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE INC
  • CRANE CO
  • CROCS INC
  • CROSSAMERICA PARTNERS LP
  • CST BRANDS INC
  • CULPEPER COMMUNITY THRIFT STORE
  • CVS HEALTH CORP
  • CVSL INC
  • DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC
  • DAVE & BUSTER'S ENTERTAINMENT INC
  • DEL FRISCO'S RESTAURANT GROUP INC
  • DEL TACO RESTAURANT PROPERTIES III
  • DELIA*S INC
  • DELTA APPAREL INC
  • DENNY'S CORP
  • DESTINATION MATERNITY CORP
  • DESTINATION XL GROUP INC
  • DGSE COMPANIES INC
  • DICK'S SPORTING GOODS INC
  • DILLARDS INC
  • DINEEQUITY INC
  • DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS STORE TRUSTEE ACCOUNT
  • DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS THRIFT STORE INC
  • DIVERSIFIED RESTAURANT HOLDINGS INC
  • DOLLAR GENERAL CORP
  • DOLLAR TREE STORES INC
  • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND RAPE CRISIS CENTER OF SCOTLAND COUNTY
  • DOVER SADDLERY INC
  • DRESS BEST FOR LESS
  • DSW INC
  • DUNKIN BRANDS GROUP INC
  • E.C. BARTON & COMPANY
  • EASTON SPORTS INC.
  • EAT AT JOES LTD
  • EBAY INC
  • EBIX INC
  • EFT HOLDINGS INC
  • EINSTEIN NOAH RESTAURANT GROUP INC
  • EL POLLO LOCO HOLDINGS INC
  • EMPIRE RESORTS INC
  • ENERGY TRANSFER PARTNERS LP
  • EPHRATA RE-UZIT STORES
  • ET CETERA THRIFT SHOP INC
  • EVINE LIVE INC
  • EXPRESS SCRIPTS HOLDING CO
  • EXPRESS, INC.
  • EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
  • EZCORP INC
  • FAB UNIVERSAL CORP
  • FAIRWAY GROUP HOLDINGS CORP
  • FAMILY DOLLAR STORES INC
  • FAMOUS DAVE'S OF AMERICA INC
  • FERRELLGAS PARTNERS LP
  • FIESTA RESTAURANT GROUP INC
  • FINISH LINE INC
  • FIRST CASH FINANCIAL SERVICES INC
  • FIVE BELOW INC
  • FLANIGAN'S ENTERPRISES
  • FLYNN'S TIRE
  • FOOT LOCKER INC
  • FORT HUACHUCA COMMUNITY THRIFT SHOP
  • FORT WAYNE SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DEPAUL INC
  • FRANCESCAS HOLDINGS CORP
  • FRED'S INC
  • FRESH MARKET INC
  • FRISCH'S RESTAURANTS INC
  • GAIAM INC
  • GAMESTOP CORP
  • GAP INC
  • GENERAL ELECTRIC CO
  • GENERAL MILLS INC
  • GENESCO INC
  • GIGGLES N' HUGS, INC.
  • GNC HOLDINGS INC
  • GOOD TIMES RESTAURANTS INC
  • GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF SOUTHERN NEVADA, INC.
  • GORDMAN'S STORES INC
  • GRANITE CITY FOOD & BREWERY LTD
  • GROUP 1 AUTOMOTIVE INC
  • GUESS? INC
  • H.E. BUTT GROCERY COMPANY
  • HANCOCK FABRICS INC
  • HARRIS TEETER SUPERMARKETS INC
  • HASTINGS ENTERTAINMENT INC
  • HAVERTY FURNITURE COMPANIES INC
  • HEALTHWAREHOUSE.COM INC
  • HELP CENTER INC
  • HELPING HANDS MISSION THRIFT STORE
  • HERE TODAY GONE TOMORROW COMPANY
  • HHGREGG INC
  • HIBBETT SPORTS INC
  • HILL THRIFT SHOP INC
  • HOGLUND BUS AND TRUCK
  • HOME DEPOT INC
  • HOMEMAKER THRIFT SHOP INC
  • HOOTERS OF AMERICA, LLC
  • HOSPITAL THRIFT SHOP
  • HOT TOPIC INC
  • HOTEL OUTSOURCE MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL INC
  • HSN INC
  • ICTV BRANDS INC
  • IGNITE RESTAURANT GROUP INC
  • INGLES MARKETS INC
  • JACK IN THE BOX INC
  • JAMBA INC
  • JC PENNEY CO INC
  • JEWETT-CAMERON TRADING CO LTD
  • JOHNSTONE SUPPLY INC
  • JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST SPOUSES CLUB INC THRIFT SHOP
  • JOS A BANK CLOTHIERS INC
  • JUNKIEDOG.COM INC
  • KAR AUCTION SERVICES INC
  • KIMBALL INTERNATIONAL
  • KIRKLAND'S INC
  • KOHL'S CORP
  • KONA GRILL INC
  • KROGER CO
  • L BRANDS INC
  • LANDS' END INC
  • LEHI VALLEY TRADING COMPANY
  • LIBERTY INTERACTIVE CORP
  • LIQUIDITY SERVICE INC
  • LITHIA MOTORS INC
  • LITTLE CREEK BARGAIN SHOP
  • LOWE'S COMPANIES INC
  • LUBY'S INC
  • LUMBER LIQUIDATORS HOLDINGS INC
  • MACY'S INC
  • MAHASKA COUNTY OUTREACH INC
  • MARINEMAX INC
  • MARSDEN
  • MARTHA STEWART LIVING OMNIMEDIA INC
  • MATTRESS FIRM HOLDING CORP
  • MCCORMICK & COMPANY INC
  • MCDONALD'S CORP
  • MEDBOX INC
  • MEIJER
  • MEN'S WEARHOUSE
  • MINISTRY ASSISTANCE TO THE NEAR NORTHWEST ALLIANCE
  • MONTGOMERY COUNTY THRIFT SHOP ASSOCIATION INC
  • MOODY AIR FORCE BASE THRIFT SHOP
  • MORGAN'S FOODS INC
  • NATHAN'S FAMOUS INC
  • NATURAL GROCERS BY VITAMIN COTTAGE INC
  • NEAT REPEATS RESALE SHOP INC
  • NEW ERA CAP COMPANY
  • NEW LIFE RESOURCES INC
  • NEW YORK & COMPANY INC
  • N-LINE
  • NOBLE ROMAN'S INC
  • NOODLES & CO
  • NORDSTROM INC
  • NOTRE DAME VOLUNTEER CORPORATION
  • NUTRISYSTEM INC
  • OFFICE DEPOT INC
  • OLD MISSION THRIFT & GIFT
  • OMNICARE INC
  • O'REILLY AUTOMOTIVE INC
  • ORGANIC VALLEY
  • OSH 1 LIQUIDATING CORP
  • OUR SISTERS PLACE INC
  • OUTERWALL INC
  • OVERSTOCK.COM
  • OVERSTOCK.COM INC
  • PACIFIC SUNWEAR
  • PANERA BREAD CO INC
  • PANTRY INC
  • PAPA JOHN'S INTERNATIONAL INC
  • PAPA MURPHY’S HOLDINGS INC
  • PARTICULAR COUNCIL OF FLINT SOCIETY OF SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL
  • PATTEN CAT
  • PCM INC
  • PENSKE AUTOMOTIVE GROUP INC
  • PEP BOYS - MANNY MOE & JACK
  • PERFUMANIA HOLDINGS INC
  • PETMED EXPRESS INC
  • PETSMART INC
  • PHARMAGEN INC
  • PHARMERICA CORP
  • PIER 1 IMPORTS
  • PIER 1 IMPORTS INC
  • PIZZA INN HOLDINGS INC
  • POPEYES LOUISIANA KITCHEN INC
  • PORTLAND C A R E S
  • POTBELLY CORPORATION
  • POVERELLO CENTER INC
  • PRICESMART INC
  • PRUDENTIAL DISABILITY MGMT SERVICES
  • PUBLIX SUPER MKTS INC
  • PVH CORP
  • RADIOSHACK CORP
  • RBC LIFE SCIENCES INC
  • RCI HOSPITALITY HOLDINGS INC
  • RED HAT THRIFT STORE
  • RED ROBIN GOURMET BURGERS INC
  • RESTORATION HARDWARE HOLDINGS INC
  • RITE AID
  • ROSS STORES INC
  • ROUNDYS INC
  • RUBY TUESDAY
  • RUBY TUESDAY INC
  • RUE21, INC.
  • RUSH ENTERPRISES INC
  • RUTHIES INC
  • RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP INC
  • RYDER SYSTEM INC.
  • SAFEWAY INC
  • SAKS INCORPORATED
  • SALLY BEAUTY HOLDINGS INC
  • SANTA MONICA SEAFOOD COMPANY
  • SCHOOL SPECIALTY INC
  • SEARS HOLDINGS CORP
  • SEARS HOMETOWN & OUTLET STORES INC
  • SELF HELP SHOP LIMITED
  • SHELBURNE CHARLOTTE HINESBURG INTERFAITH PROJECTS INC
  • SHOE CARNIVAL
  • SHOPKO
  • SMACK SPORTSWEAR
  • SMART & FINAL STORES INC
  • SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL MANITOWOC INC
  • SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL ST
  • SONIC AUTOMOTIVE INC
  • SONIC CORP
  • SOUPMAN INC
  • SPECTRUM GROUP INTERNATIONAL INC
  • SPEEDWAY LLC
  • SPINDLE INC
  • SPORT CHALET INC
  • ST JOSEPHS CONFERENCE OF THE SOCIET ST VINCENT DE PAUL INC
  • ST VINCENT DE PAUL OF ESCONDIDO INC
  • ST VINCENT DE PAUL STORE OF HOUMA
  • ST VINCENT DE PAUL THRIFT STORE
  • STAFFORD EMERGENCY RELIEF THROUGH VOLUNTEER EFFORTS OF STAFFORD COUN
  • STAGE STORES INC
  • STAMPS.COM INC
  • STAPLES INC
  • STAR GAS PARTNERS LP
  • STARBUCKS CORP
  • STEIN MART
  • STOCK BUILDING SUPPLY HOLDINGS INC
  • STORE TO DOOR
  • SUBURBAN PROPANE PARTNERS LP
  • SUMMIT ACADEMY INCORPORATED
  • SUPERVALU INC
  • SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY INTERFAITH
  • SUSSER HOLDINGS CORP
  • SYSTEMAX INC
  • TARGET CORP
  • TATES BAKESHOP
  • TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES OVERLAND PARK INC
  • TESORO CORP
  • TEXAS ROADHOUSE INC
  • THE CONTAINER STORE GROUP INC
  • THE HABIT RESTAURANTS INC
  • THE HOME DEPOT
  • THE MICHAELS COMPANIES INC
  • THE ONE GROUP HOSPITALITY INC
  • THE PARADIES SHOPS
  • THRIFT SHOP
  • THRIFT SHOP OF BOSTON INC
  • TIFFANY & CO
  • TILE SHOP HOLDINGS INC
  • TILLY'S INC
  • TJX COMPANIES
  • TRACTOR SUPPLY CO
  • TRANS WORLD ENTERTAINMENT CORP
  • TRAVELCENTERS OF AMERICA LLC
  • TREASURE HAUS INC
  • TUESDAY MORNING CORP
  • TUMI HOLDINGS INC
  • U S AUTO PARTS NETWORK INC
  • UNDER ONE ROOF INC
  • UNITED ONLINE INC
  • URBAN OUTFITTERS INC
  • U-SWIRL INC
  • VIA EVENT INC
  • VILLAGE STORE- A COMMUNITY THRIFT SHOP
  • VILLAGE SUPER MARKET INC
  • VINCE HOLDING CORP
  • VITACOST.COM INC
  • VITAMIN SHOPPE INC
  • WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE INC
  • WAL-MART STORES INC
  • WALT DISNEY CO
  • WAUPACA THRIFT LTD
  • WAYFAIR INC
  • WE CARE COMMUNITY SERVICES INC
  • WEIS MARKETS INC
  • WENDY'S CO
  • WEST MARINE INC
  • WET SEAL INC
  • WHITE CASTLE SYSTEM INC
  • WHOLE FOODS MARKET INC
  • WHYS UNITED
  • WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC
  • WINMARK CORP
  • WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT INC
  • WURTH BAER SUPPLY CO.
  • XHIBIT CORP
  • XO GROUP INC
  • YUM BRANDS INC
  • ZAGG INC
  • ZALE CORP
  • ZOE'S KITCHEN INC
  • ZULILY INC
  • ZUMIEZ INC

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