Retail Salary Survey

The Retail Salary Survey reports compensation data for 237 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 19 executive and 218 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
  • Accounts Receivable Analyst
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Advertising Clerk
  • Advertising Coordinator
  • Advertising Manager
  • Advertising Specialist
  • Alteration Tailor
  • Franchising Director
  • Franchising Manager
  • Garde Manger
  • Garment Sewer
  • General Maintenance Supervisor
  • Graphic Designer
  • Grocery Buyer
  • Hardware & Plumbing Supplies Sales Representative
  • Hearing Aid Specialist
  • Home Furnishings Salesperson
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Accounts Receivable Analyst
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Advertising Clerk
  • Advertising Coordinator
  • Advertising Manager
  • Advertising Specialist
  • Alteration Tailor
  • Animal Care Technician
  • Auctioneer
  • Automobile Parts Sales Representative
  • Automobile Rental Clerk
  • Automobile Service Station Manager
  • Automotive Service Station Attendant
  • Baker
  • Baker Helper
  • Bakery Manager
  • Barista
  • Bartender
  • Beauty Products Sales Representative
  • Benefits Analyst
  • Benefits Manager
  • Bicycle Assembler
  • Branch Store Manager
  • Branch Store Supervisor
  • Budget Analyst
  • Building & Facilities Manager
  • Building Materials Sales Associate, Retail
  • Busboy/Girl
  • Butcher
  • Buyer
  • Buyer Assistant
  • Cafeteria Counter Attendant
  • Cashier
  • Cashier Associate
  • Cashier General
  • Cashier Retail
  • Cashiering Manager
  • Category Management Analyst
  • Chef
  • Chef Pastry
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Chief International Sales Executive
  • Chief Investment Officer
  • Chief Marketing & Sales Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Subsidiary Executive
  • Clothing Sales Representative
  • Coffee Shop Manager
  • Collection Manager
  • Collection Supervisor
  • Communications Director
  • Communications Manager
  • Communications Specialist
  • Communications Vice President
  • Comparison Shopper
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Sales Representative
  • Computer Software Sales Representative
  • Contract Administrator
  • Cook
  • Cook Helper
  • Counter Supply Worker
  • Credit & Collection Clerk
  • Credit & Collection Manager
  • 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)
  • Customer Service Supervisor
  • Dealer Compliance Representative
  • Deliverer
  • Department Manager
  • Digital Content Marketing Analyst
  • Digital Media Sales Representative
  • Digital Strategist
  • Dining Room Attendant
  • Dishwasher
  • Display Designer
  • Display Maker
  • Distribution Supervisor
  • District Sales Manager Retail
  • Employee Communications Supervisor
  • Employee Training Specialist
  • Employment Manager
  • Employment Representative
  • Executive Chef (Fine Dining)
  • Executive Chef (Hotel & Restaurant)
  • Executive Secretary
  • Executive Vice President
  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Fast Food Assistant Manager
  • Fast Food Cook
  • Fast Food Manager (Multiple Locations)
  • Fast Food Manager (Network)
  • Fast Food Worker
  • File Clerk
  • Financial Analysis Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Florist
  • Food Checker
  • Food Sales Clerk
  • Food Service Worker
  • Food Services Director
  • Food Services Manager (Full Menu)
  • Food Services Manager (Mid-Size Location)
  • Food Services Manager (Small Location)
  • Food Services Supervisor
  • Forklift Operator
  • Franchising Director
  • Franchising Manager
  • Garde Manger
  • Garment Sewer
  • General Maintenance Supervisor
  • Graphic Designer
  • Grocery Buyer
  • Hardware & Plumbing Supplies Sales Representative
  • Hearing Aid Specialist
  • Home Furnishings Salesperson
  • Host/Hostess Restaurant
  • Human Resources Clerk
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Internal Auditor
  • Internal Publications Manager
  • Inventory Analyst
  • Inventory Control Planner
  • Janitor
  • Jeweler
  • Jewelry Sales Representative
  • Kitchen Helper
  • Loss Prevention Manager
  • Lunchroom Counter Attendant
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Maintenance Worker
  • Maintenance Worker General
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Market Research Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Representative
  • Materials Handler
  • Meat Cutter Retail
  • Merchandise Displayer
  • Merchandise Marker
  • Merchandise Planner
  • Merchandising Manager
  • Merchandising Supervisor
  • Muffler Installer
  • National Sales Manager (Experience)
  • New Automobile Sales Representative
  • New-Car Prep Mechanic
  • Office Equipment Sales Representative
  • Office Furniture Sales Representative
  • Order Clerk
  • Overhead Crane Operator
  • Packer Light
  • Paint & Varnish Mixer
  • Parts Manager
  • Parts Salesperson
  • Pawnbroker
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Payroll Manager
  • Payroll Supervisor
  • Payroll Vice President
  • PBX Operator Receptionist
  • Personnel Administrative Assistant
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Printing Supervisor
  • Procurement Analyst
  • Product or Brand Sales Manager
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Public Relations Representative
  • Purchasing Clerk
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Receiving Clerk
  • Receptionist
  • Regional Sales Manager Retail
  • Restroom Attendant
  • Retail Area Sales Manager
  • Retail Sales Clerk
  • Retail Store Assistant Manager (Experience)
  • Retail Store Manager (Experience)
  • Retail Supervisor
  • RMA Product Returns Testing Technician
  • RMA Returns Processing Representative
  • Safety Manager
  • Sales Analyst
  • Sales Order Manager
  • Sales Order Supervisor
  • Sales Training Manager
  • Sales Training Representative
  • Salesperson Women's Apparel
  • Secretary
  • Security Manager
  • Senior Human Resources Generalist
  • Shipping Clerk
  • Shoe Repairer
  • Short Order Cook
  • Social Media Strategist
  • Sous Chef
  • Special Events Coordinator
  • Special Events Manager
  • Specialty Cook
  • Sporting Goods Sales Representative
  • Stereo Equipment Salesperson
  • Stock Clerk Retail
  • Surveillance System Monitor
  • Systems Analyst
  • Time Clerk
  • Top Facilities Management Executive
  • Top Merchandising Officer
  • Top Merchandising Planner
  • Top Real Estate Officer
  • Used Automobile Sales Representative
  • Used Car Renovator
  • Vice President Division
  • Vice President Supply Chain
  • Waiter/Waitress
  • Waiter/Waitress Captain
  • Waiters/Waitress' Assistant
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Warehouse Supervisor
  • Warehouse Worker
  • Webmaster
  • Wedding Consultant
  • Wine Steward/Stewardess
  • Wireless Sales Representative
  • 1-800 FLOWERS.COM INC
  • 7-ELEVEN INC
  • ABERCROMBIE & FITCH CO
  • ACOSTA SALES AND MARKETING COMPANY
  • ADVANCE AUTO PARTS INC
  • AEROGROW INTERNATIONAL INC
  • AEROPOSTALE INC
  • ALBERTSONS COMPANIES INC
  • ALCO STORES INC
  • ALMOST NEVER FILMS INC
  • IGNITE RESTAURANT GROUP INC
  • IMPACT THRIFT STORES INC
  • INGLES MARKETS INC
  • INNOVATIVE DESIGNS INC
  • JACK IN THE BOX INC
  • JAMBA INC
  • JC PENNEY CO INC
  • JEWETT-CAMERON TRADING CO LTD
  • JOS A BANK CLOTHIERS INC
  • JRJR33 INC
  • 1-800 FLOWERS.COM INC
  • 7-ELEVEN INC
  • ABERCROMBIE & FITCH CO
  • ACOSTA SALES AND MARKETING COMPANY
  • ADVANCE AUTO PARTS INC
  • AEROGROW INTERNATIONAL INC
  • AEROPOSTALE INC
  • ALBERTSONS COMPANIES INC
  • ALCO STORES INC
  • ALMOST NEVER FILMS INC
  • AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS INC
  • AMERICA'S CAR-MART INC
  • AMERIGAS PARTNERS LP
  • ANN ARBOR PTO THRIFT SHOP INC
  • ANN INC
  • APPLIANCE RECYCLING CENTERS OF AMERICA INC
  • ARAMARK
  • ARK RESTAURANTS CORP
  • ARTS & SCRAPS
  • AS SEEN ON TV INC
  • ASBURY AUTOMOTIVE GROUP INC
  • ASCENA RETAIL GROUP INC
  • AUTONATION INC
  • AVIS BUDGET GROUP
  • BARNES & NOBLE EDUCATION INC
  • BARNES & NOBLE INC
  • BARRISTERS BOOK SHOP
  • BED BATH & BEYOND INC
  • BELK INC
  • BERGIO INTERNATIONAL INC
  • BEST BUY CO INC
  • BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS CORP
  • BIG LOTS INC
  • BJ'S RESTAURANTS INC
  • BLACKCRAFT CULT INC
  • BLOOMIN BRANDS INC
  • BLUE NILE INC
  • BMC STOCK HOLDINGS INC
  • BOB EVANS FARMS INC
  • BOJANGLES’ INC
  • BON-TON STORES INC
  • BOOKS-A-MILLION INC
  • BOOT BARN HOLDINGS INC
  • BRAVO BRIO RESTAURANT GROUP INC
  • BRINKER INTERNATIONAL INC
  • BTCS INC
  • BUCKLE INC
  • BUFFALO WILD WINGS INC
  • BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP INC
  • BUILDERS GENERAL SUPPLY COMPANY
  • BURLINGTON STORES INC
  • CABELA'S INC
  • CAFEPRESS INC
  • CARE & SHARE GIFT & THRIFT INC
  • CARMAX INC
  • CARROLS RESTAURANT GROUP INC
  • CASEY'S GENERAL STORES INC
  • CATO CORP
  • CHANTICLEER HOLDINGS INC
  • 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
  • COMMUNITY THRIFT INC
  • CONFEDERATE MOTORS INC
  • CONN'S INC
  • COPART INC
  • COSI INC
  • COSTCO WHOLESALE
  • COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP
  • CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE INC
  • CRATE AND BARREL
  • CROSSAMERICA PARTNERS LP
  • CST BRANDS INC
  • CULPEPER COMMUNITY THRIFT STORE
  • DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC
  • DAVE & BUSTER'S ENTERTAINMENT INC
  • DEL FRISCO'S RESTAURANT GROUP INC
  • DEL TACO RESTAURANT PROPERTIES I
  • DEL TACO RESTAURANT PROPERTIES II
  • DEL TACO RESTAURANT PROPERTIES III
  • DELIA*S INC
  • DENNY'S CORP
  • DESTINATION MATERNITY CORP
  • DESTINATION XL GROUP INC
  • DGSE COMPANIES INC
  • DICK'S SPORTING GOODS INC
  • DILLARDS INC
  • DINEEQUITY INC
  • DIVERSIFIED RESTAURANT HOLDINGS INC
  • DOLLAR GENERAL CORP
  • DOLLAR TREE STORES INC
  • DOVER SADDLERY INC
  • DRESS BEST FOR LESS
  • DSW INC
  • DULUTH HOLDINGS INC
  • DUNKIN' BRANDS GROUP INC
  • EBAY INC
  • EBIX INC
  • EFT HOLDINGS INC
  • EL POLLO LOCO HOLDINGS INC
  • ENERGY NORTH INC.
  • ET CETERA THRIFT SHOP INC
  • ETSY INC
  • EVINE LIVE INC
  • EXPRESS SCRIPTS HOLDING CO
  • EXPRESS, INC.
  • EZCORP INC
  • 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 INC
  • FOGO DE CHAO INC
  • FOOT LOCKER INC
  • FORT MYER THRIFT SHOP
  • FRANCESCAS HOLDINGS CORP
  • FRED'S INC
  • FRESH MARKET INC
  • FRISCH'S RESTAURANTS INC
  • GAIAM INC
  • GAMESTOP CORP
  • GAP INC
  • GEEKNET INC
  • GENERAL MILLS INC
  • GENESCO INC
  • GIGGLES N' HUGS INC
  • GNC HOLDINGS INC
  • GOOD TIMES RESTAURANTS INC
  • GORDMAN'S STORES INC
  • GRILLED CHEESE TRUCK INC
  • GROUP 1 AUTOMOTIVE INC
  • GUESS? INC
  • H.E. BUTT GROCERY COMPANY
  • HANCOCK FABRICS INC
  • HASTINGS ENTERTAINMENT INC
  • HAVERTY FURNITURE COMPANIES INC
  • HEALTHWAREHOUSE.COM INC
  • HELPING HANDS MISSION THRIFT STORE
  • HERE TODAY GONE TOMORROW COMPANY
  • HHGREGG INC
  • HIBBETT SPORTS INC
  • HILL THRIFT SHOP INC
  • HOME DEPOT INC
  • HSN INC
  • ICTV BRANDS INC
  • IGNITE RESTAURANT GROUP INC
  • IMPACT THRIFT STORES INC
  • INGLES MARKETS INC
  • INNOVATIVE DESIGNS INC
  • JACK IN THE BOX INC
  • JAMBA INC
  • JC PENNEY CO INC
  • JEWETT-CAMERON TRADING CO LTD
  • JOS A BANK CLOTHIERS INC
  • JRJR33 INC
  • JUNKIEDOG.COM INC
  • KAR AUCTION SERVICES INC
  • KIRKLAND'S INC
  • KOHL'S CORP
  • KONA GRILL INC
  • L BRANDS INC
  • LANDS' END INC
  • LATITUDE 360 INC
  • LIBERTY INTERACTIVE CORP
  • LIQUIDITY SERVICE INC
  • LITHIA MOTORS INC
  • LOWE'S COMPANIES INC
  • LOWE'S HOME IMPROVEMENT
  • LUBY'S INC
  • LUMBER LIQUIDATORS HOLDINGS INC
  • MACY'S INC
  • MARINEMAX INC
  • MATTRESS FIRM HOLDING CORP
  • MCDONALD'S CORP
  • MERITAGE HOSPITALITY GROUP INC
  • MLC
  • MONTGOMERY COUNTY THRIFT SHOP ASSOCIATION INC
  • NATHAN'S FAMOUS INC
  • NATURAL CHOICE FOODS
  • NATURAL GROCERS BY VITAMIN COTTAGE INC
  • NEAT REPEATS RESALE SHOP INC
  • NEW LIFE THRIFT STORE
  • NEW YORK & COMPANY INC
  • NOBLE ROMAN'S INC
  • NOODLES & CO
  • NORDSTROM INC
  • OFFICE DEPOT INC
  • OLLIE'S BARGAIN OUTLET HOLDINGS INC
  • OMINTO INC
  • O'REILLY AUTOMOTIVE INC
  • OUR SISTERS PLACE INC
  • OUTERWALL INC
  • OVERSTOCK.COM INC
  • PACIFIC SUNWEAR
  • PANERA BREAD CO INC
  • PANTRY INC
  • PAPA JOHN'S INTERNATIONAL INC
  • PAPA MURPHY’S HOLDINGS INC
  • PARTY CITY HOLDCO INC
  • PATTEN CAT
  • PCM INC
  • PENSKE AUTOMOTIVE GROUP INC
  • PEP BOYS - MANNY MOE & JACK
  • PERFUMANIA HOLDINGS INC
  • PETMED EXPRESS INC
  • PETSMART INC
  • PIER 1 IMPORTS INC
  • POPEYES LOUISIANA KITCHEN INC
  • POTBELLY CORP
  • POVERELLO CENTER INC
  • PREFERRED RESTAURANT BRANDS INC
  • PRICESMART INC
  • PUBLIX SUPER MARKETS INC
  • PVH CORP
  • RADIANT CREATIONS GROUP INC
  • RAVE RESTAURANT GROUP INC
  • RCI HOSPITALITY HOLDINGS INC
  • RED ROBIN GOURMET BURGERS INC
  • RESTORATION HARDWARE HOLDINGS INC
  • RITE AID
  • RITE AID CORP
  • ROSS STORES INC
  • ROUNDYS INC
  • RUBY TUESDAY
  • RUBY TUESDAY INC
  • RUSH ENTERPRISES INC
  • RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP INC
  • SALLY BEAUTY HOLDINGS INC
  • SALONCENTRIC INC
  • SCHOOL SPECIALTY INC
  • SEARS HOLDINGS CORP
  • SEARS HOMETOWN & OUTLET STORES INC
  • SELF HELP SHOP LIMITED
  • SHAKE SHACK INC
  • SHOE CARNIVAL INC
  • SHOPKO
  • SMART & FINAL STORES INC
  • SONIC AUTOMOTIVE INC
  • SONIC CORP
  • SOUTHERN CONCEPTS RESTAURANT GROUP INC
  • SPEEDWAY LLC
  • SPINDLE INC
  • SPORT CHALET INC
  • SPYR INC
  • ST VINCENT DE PAUL STORE OF HOUMA
  • STAGE STORES INC
  • STAPLES INC
  • STAR GAS PARTNERS LP
  • STARBUCKS CORP
  • STEIN MART
  • STORE TO DOOR
  • SUBURBAN PROPANE PARTNERS LP
  • SUPERVALU INC
  • SYSTEMAX INC
  • TAILORED BRANDS INC
  • TARGET CORP
  • TEXAS ROADHOUSE INC
  • THE CONTAINER STORE GROUP INC
  • THE HABIT RESTAURANTS INC
  • THE HOME DEPOT
  • THE KROGER CO
  • THE MICHAELS COMPANIES INC
  • THE ONE GROUP HOSPITALITY INC
  • THRIFT SHOP
  • THRIFT SHOP OF BOSTON INC
  • TIFFANY & CO
  • TILE SHOP HOLDINGS INC
  • TILLY'S INC
  • TJX COMPANIES INC
  • TRACTOR SUPPLY CO
  • TRANS WORLD ENTERTAINMENT CORP
  • TRAVELCENTERS OF AMERICA LLC
  • TREASURE HAUS INC
  • TUESDAY MORNING CORP
  • U S AUTO PARTS NETWORK INC
  • UNDER ONE ROOF INC
  • URBAN OUTFITTERS INC
  • U-SWIRL INC
  • VIA EVENT INC
  • VILLAGE SUPER MARKET INC
  • VINCE HOLDING CORP
  • VITAMIN SHOPPE INC
  • WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE INC
  • WAL-MART STORES INC
  • WARREN EQUIPMENT COMPANY
  • WAUPACA THRIFT LTD
  • WAYFAIR INC
  • WEIS MARKETS INC
  • WENDY'S CO
  • WEST MARINE INC
  • WET SEAL INC
  • WHOLE FOODS MARKET INC
  • WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC
  • WINGSTOP INC
  • WINMARK CORP
  • XO GROUP INC
  • YUM BRANDS INC
  • ZAGG INC
  • ZOE'S KITCHEN INC
  • ZULILY INC
  • ZUMIEZ INC

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