The salary statistics of retail sales workers in the industry sector of accommodation and food services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare retail sales worker salaries in different industries within the accommodation and food services sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$16,790|
|25th Percentile Wage||$18,260|
|50th Percentile Wage||$20,200|
|75th Percentile Wage||$23,410|
|90th Percentile Wage||$27,440|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for retail sales workers in the industry sector of accommodation and food 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 $27,440. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $20,200. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid retail sales workers is $16,790.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of retail sales workers in the industry sector of accommodation and food services from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of retail sales workers in nine industries in the accommodation and food 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 casino hotels industry with an annual salary $24,520. The lowest paying industry is the restaurants and other eating places industry (annual salary $19,900). For detailed retail sales worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Casino Hotels|| |
|Traveler Accommodation|| |
|Special Food Services|| |
|RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps|| |
|Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)|| |
|Food Services and Drinking Places|| |
|Full-Service Restaurants|| |
|Restaurants and Other Eating Places|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .