Retail Sales Worker Salary in Sector of Information

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

Average Annual Salary of Retail Sales Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,230
25th Percentile Wage
$18,810
50th Percentile Wage
$21,490
75th Percentile Wage
$24,870
90th Percentile Wage
$34,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for retail sales workers in the industry sector of information. 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 $34,890. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $21,490. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid retail sales workers is $17,230.

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 information from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$21,490
3.12% -0.70%
2016
$20,820
2.35% -
2015
$20,330
-3.49% -
2014
$21,040
-0.76% -
2013
$21,200
-2.08% -
2012
$21,640
- -

Compare Retail Sales Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Information Sector

The average salaries of retail sales workers in 17 industries in the information 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 wireless telecommunications carriers (except satellite) industry with an annual salary $29,550. The lowest paying industry is the motion picture and video exhibition industry (annual salary $20,090). For detailed retail sales worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$29,550
Software Publishers
$28,970
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$28,120
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$27,550
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$27,300
Other Information Services
$26,160
Other Information Services
$26,160
Newspaper Publishers
$25,840
Sound Recording Industries
$25,660
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$24,330
Telecommunications
$24,180
Other Telecommunications
$23,650
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$23,070
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$21,260
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$20,180
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$20,180
Motion Picture and Video Exhibition
$20,090

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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