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Occupational Employment Statistics


41-2031 Retail Salespersons

Sell merchandise, such as furniture, motor vehicles, appliances, or apparel to consumers. Excludes "Cashiers" (41-2011).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Central Minnesota 7,410185$18.82/hr$13.31/hr$14.58/hr$17.22/hr$18.75/hr$24.58/hr
Northeast Minnesota 3,580124$17.54/hr$12.92/hr$14.15/hr$16.18/hr$18.10/hr$23.13/hr
Northwest Minnesota 5,590139$18.44/hr$12.79/hr$14.24/hr$16.87/hr$18.91/hr$24.27/hr
Southeast Minnesota 5,200150$18.44/hr$13.22/hr$14.44/hr$16.65/hr$18.62/hr$24.25/hr
Southwest Minnesota 3,570111$18.26/hr$12.61/hr$14.21/hr$16.73/hr$18.37/hr$24.33/hr
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 40,810498$19.22/hr$14.21/hr$15.25/hr$17.46/hr$18.87/hr$24.16/hr
Minnesota 67,2801,076$18.89/hr$13.84/hr$14.78/hr$17.34/hr$18.82/hr$24.15/hr
U S 3,684,74025,793$18.23/hr$11.80/hr$14.21/hr$16.73/hr$18.58/hr$23.91/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities60,550$17.35/hr
Financial Activities1,010$19.92/hr
Professional and Business Services950$21.97/hr
Education and Health Services330$13.52/hr
Leisure and Hospitality1,400$14.30/hr
Other Services620$19.13/hr
Public Administration1,090$15.70/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 1,040$16.85/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 1,500$17.15/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 1,580$16.53/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 1,710$15.59/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 2,390$16.58/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 2,630$17.01/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 2,760$16.64/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 3,130$15.91/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 3,150$16.48/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 3,570$16.73/hr-4.4%
Northeast Minnesota 3,580$16.18/hr-4.8%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 4,310$17.39/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 4,950$16.83/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 5,200$16.65/hr-3.4%
Northwest Minnesota 5,590$16.87/hr-3.5%
Central Minnesota 7,410$17.22/hr-2.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 40,810$17.46/hr-3.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 45,300$17.46/hrN/A
Minnesota 67,280$17.34/hr-3.0%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
First-Line Supervisors of Gambling Services Workers 600$27.75/hr20.3%
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 4,710$17.23/hr14.1%
Counter and Rental Clerks 3,390$18.74/hr1.0%
Tellers 5,770$19.19/hr-12.1%
Demonstrators and Product Promoters 570$17.81/hr0.6%

  • Greet customers and ascertain what each customer wants or needs.
  • Bag or package purchases and wrap gifts.
  • Open and close cash registers, performing tasks such as counting money, separating charge slips, coupons, and vouchers, balancing cash drawers, and making deposits.
  • Compute sales prices, total purchases, and receive and process cash or credit payment.
  • Answer questions regarding the store and its merchandise.
  • Recommend, select, and help locate or obtain merchandise based on customer needs and desires.
  • Maintain records related to sales.
  • Maintain knowledge of current sales and promotions, policies regarding payment and exchanges, and security practices.
  • Estimate and quote trade-in allowances.
  • Prepare merchandise for purchase or rental.