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Retail Sales Worker Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of retail sales workers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare retail sales worker salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Retail Sales Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,950
25th Percentile Wage
$20,050
50th Percentile Wage
$23,500
75th Percentile Wage
$31,040
90th Percentile Wage
$49,620

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for retail sales workers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $49,620. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $23,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid retail sales workers is $17,950.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$23,500
0.55% 8.17%
2016
$23,370
3.98% -
2015
$22,440
1.60% -
2014
$22,080
2.58% -
2013
$21,510
-0.33% -
2012
$21,580
- -

Compare Retail Sales Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of retail sales workers in 15 industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 legal services industry with an annual salary $31,090. The lowest paying industry is the veterinary services industry (annual salary $20,930). For detailed retail sales worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Legal Services
$31,090
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$27,910
Specialized Design Services
$26,140
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$25,770
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$24,700
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$23,620
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$23,500
Scientific Research and Development Services
$23,200
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$23,180
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$22,130
Photographic Services
$22,070
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$21,940
Engineering Services
$21,650
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$21,510
Veterinary Services
$20,930

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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