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Retail Salespersons

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $12.72
Statewide median: $21.49

 

This career pays well below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Retail Salespersons *

Area Low Median High
U S
$10.68 $12.39 $15.44
Minnesota
$11.34 $12.72 $16.02
Central Minnesota
$11.27 $12.49 $16.38
Northeast Minnesota
$11.09 $12.13 $15.03
Northwest Minnesota
$11.25 $13.05 $16.99
Southeast Minnesota
$11.39 $12.67 $15.22
Southwest Minnesota
$11.38 $13.03 $17.30
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$11.37 $12.81 $16.03

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 84,960 workers employed in this very large career.

Where do Retail Salespersons most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in very high demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is shrinking.

There will be a need for about 123,614 new Retail Salespersons to meet market demand between 2018-2028. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Retail Salespersons
Area Employment Employment Change
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 4,510,900 4,409,100 -101,900 -2.3%
Minnesota 89,114 85,326 -3,788 -4.3%
Central Minnesota 9,600 9,591 -9 -0.1%
Northeast Minnesota 5,378 4,915 -463 -8.6%
Southwest Minnesota 5,126 4,709 -417 -8.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 54,179 51,542 -2,637 -4.9%
Southeast Minnesota 7,385 7,218 -167 -2.3%
Northwest Minnesota 6,985 6,854 -131 -1.9%


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.