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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 7,540183$17.93/hr$11.93/hr$13.86/hr$15.36/hr$18.22/hr$24.57/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities59,450$15.59/hr
Financial Activities440$22.90/hr
Professional and Business Services1,230$23.33/hr
Education and Health Services690$12.99/hr
Leisure and Hospitality1,030$14.01/hr
Other Services660$28.27/hr
Public Administration1,560$14.37/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 1,160$15.07/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 1,420$14.74/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 1,640$15.21/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 1,750$14.94/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 2,490$15.14/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 2,540$14.54/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 2,790$14.86/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 3,150$14.55/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 3,230$15.19/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 3,620$14.74/hr-4.4%
Northeast Minnesota 3,700$14.64/hr-4.8%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 4,330$15.41/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 5,110$14.87/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 5,140$15.15/hr-3.4%
Northwest Minnesota 5,760$14.94/hr-3.5%
Central Minnesota 7,540$15.36/hr-2.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 40,140$16.23/hr-3.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 44,590$16.28/hrN/A
Minnesota 66,830$15.63/hr-3.0%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
First-Line Supervisors of Gambling Services Workers 720$25.92/hr20.3%
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 3,840$14.94/hr14.1%
Counter and Rental Clerks 3,600$17.87/hr1.0%
Tellers 5,930$18.32/hr-12.1%
Demonstrators and Product Promoters 500$17.42/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.