Retail Sales Worker Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

The salary statistics of retail sales workers in the industry sector of wholesale trade are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare retail sales worker salaries in different industries within the wholesale trade sector.

Average Annual Salary of Retail Sales Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,050
25th Percentile Wage
$22,810
50th Percentile Wage
$30,880
75th Percentile Wage
$41,830
90th Percentile Wage
$54,950

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for retail sales workers in the industry sector of wholesale trade. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) retail sales workers is $54,950. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $30,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid retail sales workers is $19,050.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of retail sales workers in the industry sector of wholesale trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$30,880
2.04% 8.74%
2016
$30,250
1.95% -
2015
$29,660
3.37% -
2014
$28,660
-0.28% -
2013
$28,740
1.95% -
2012
$28,180
- -

Compare Retail Sales Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Wholesale Trade Sector

The average salaries of retail sales workers in 27 industries in the wholesale trade sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for retail sales worker occupations is the machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers industry with an annual salary $37,030. The lowest paying industry is the petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $19,920). For detailed retail sales worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$37,030
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
$36,320
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers
$35,010
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$34,840
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$34,820
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$34,440
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$34,300
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$32,380
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$32,340
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$30,790
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers
$30,200
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers
$29,020
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$28,170
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$28,170
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers
$27,070
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$26,120
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers
$25,240
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$25,040
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
$24,300
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$23,880
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$23,270
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$23,060
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$22,770
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers
$22,490
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$21,810
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$20,800
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$19,920

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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Highest paying industries for retail sales workers.