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Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers

General Information

Description

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of retail sales workers in an establishment or department. Duties may include management functions, such as purchasing, budgeting, accounting, and personnel work, in addition to supervisory duties.

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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit78.82%
  2. Self-employed17.91%
  3. Private, not for profit1.94%
  4. State and local government0.57%
  5. Federal government0.28%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$45,250

Military salary*

$52,857

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State-by-state Salary

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$53,840
$28,210
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 51%
  • Associate's degree 18%
  • Less than high school 14%
  • Post-secondary certificate 8%
  • Some college 6%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Enterprising — You have an interest in managing, negotiating and marketing, or leading and advising others.
  • Conventional — You have an interest in following procedures and regulations to organize information or data.
  • Social — You have an interest in helping, teaching, advising, assisting or providing service to others.

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Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Administration and Management
  • Education and Training
  • Administrative
  • Computers and Electronics

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