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Top Executive Salary in Sector of Retail Trade

The salary statistics of top executives in the industry sector of retail trade are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare top executive salaries in different industries within the retail trade sector.

Average Annual Salary of Top Executives

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,720
25th Percentile Wage
$52,710
50th Percentile Wage
$74,430
75th Percentile Wage
$110,960
90th Percentile Wage
$181,070

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for top executives in the industry sector of retail 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) top executives is $181,070. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $74,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid top executives is $36,720.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$74,430
1.24% -1.53%
2016
$73,510
-1.85% -
2015
$74,870
-0.36% -
2014
$75,140
-1.57% -
2013
$76,320
0.98% -
2012
$75,570
- -

Compare Top Executive Salary in Different Industries within the Retail Trade Sector

The average salaries of top executives in 43 industries in the retail trade sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for top executive occupations is the automobile dealers industry with an annual salary $114,690. The lowest paying industry is the florists industry (annual salary $54,340). For detailed top executive salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Automobile Dealers
$114,690
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$98,070
Nonstore Retailers
$92,480
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
$91,770
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
$89,850
Direct Selling Establishments
$88,730
Department Stores
$83,310
Building Material and Supplies Dealers
$82,700
Health and Personal Care Stores
$82,130
Health and Personal Care Stores
$82,130
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$81,170
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$81,170
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores
$80,620
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers
$79,300
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
$79,160
Furniture Stores
$76,790
General Merchandise Stores
$73,570
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
$73,120
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores
$72,510
Vending Machine Operators
$70,750
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
$69,790
Sporting Goods Stores
$69,630
Home Furnishings Stores
$69,370
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
$68,940
Clothing Stores
$68,940
Other General Merchandise Stores
$68,320
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
$68,270
Food and Beverage Stores
$67,940
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores
$67,790
Food and Beverage Stores
$67,670
Grocery Stores
$67,600
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
$65,600
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$65,320
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$65,050
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$64,440
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores
$63,930
Book Stores and News Dealers
$61,270
Specialty Food Stores
$60,570
Shoe Stores
$58,970
Used Merchandise Stores
$54,960
Gasoline Stations
$54,670
Gasoline Stations
$54,670
Florists
$54,340

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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