Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for retail sales managers in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 25,280 retail sales managers currently employed in the United States.
  • 38.8% of all retail sales managers are women, while 61.2% are men.
  • The average age of an employed retail sales manager is 46 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of retail sales managers is White (78.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (9.8%), Unknown (4.4%) and Asian (4.1%).
  • Retail sales managers are most in-demand in New York, NY.
  • The manufacturing industry is the highest-paying for retail sales managers.
  • 7% of all retail sales managers are LGBT.

Retail Sales Manager Statistics By Gender

38.8% of retail sales managers are women and 61.2% of retail sales managers are men.

  • Male, 61.2%
  • Female, 38.8%

Retail Sales Managers By Gender

GenderPercentages
Male61.2%
Female38.8%

Gender Pay Gap For Retail Sales Manager

Women Earn 91¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$48,754
female-income
Female Income
$44,242

Retail Sales Manager Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the retail sales manager position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021

Retail Sales Manager Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201048.36%51.64%
201147.98%52.02%
201248.67%51.33%
201348.59%51.41%
201446.58%53.42%
201546.07%53.93%
201645.93%54.07%
201744.83%55.17%
201860.70%39.30%
201960.81%39.19%
202059.91%40.09%
202161.16%38.84%

Retail Sales Manager Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, sales superintendent and route sales manager have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Catering Sales Manager19%81%
Director Of Admissions And Marketing20%80%
Media Traffic Manager20%80%
Retail Sales Manager61%39%
Director Of Sales Engineering93%7%
Route Sales Manager94%6%
Sales Superintendent95%5%

Retail Sales Manager Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among retail sales managers is White, which makes up 78.2% of all retail sales managers. Comparatively, there are 9.8% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 4.4% of the Unknown ethnicity.

  • White, 78.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 9.8%
  • Unknown, 4.4%
  • Asian, 4.1%
  • Black or African American, 3.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.3%

Retail Sales Manager Race

Retail Sales Manager RacePercentages
White78.2%
Hispanic or Latino9.8%
Unknown4.4%
Asian4.1%
Black or African American3.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.3%

Retail Sales Manager Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among retail sales managers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Retail Sales Manager Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201083.20%3.77%4.83%6.40%
201182.97%3.67%5.02%6.54%
201281.98%4.30%4.92%6.96%
201382.82%3.53%5.17%6.71%
201481.64%4.15%5.07%7.25%
201581.26%3.56%5.82%7.41%
201680.88%3.69%5.85%7.32%
201780.80%3.66%6.04%7.44%
201882.67%3.48%3.98%7.95%
201982.66%3.47%3.88%8.11%
202080.04%3.54%4.47%8.21%
202178.23%3.24%4.07%9.82%

Retail Sales Manager Wage Gap By Race

Unknown retail sales managers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american retail sales managers have the lowest average salary at $46,996.
$51,000
$50,000
$49,000
$48,000
$47,000
$46,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$50,227
White$49,146
Black or African American$46,996
Asian$48,865
Hispanic or Latino$48,591

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Average Age of a Retail Sales Manager

We determined the average age of retail sales managers based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Retail Sales Manager Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Black or African American4647
Unknown4643.5
Asian43.541
Hispanic or Latino4643
White4845
American Indian and Alaska Native49

Retail Sales Manager Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of retail sales manager employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of retail sales managers is 40+ years old, which represents 71% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Retail Sales Manager Age

Retail Sales Manager YearsPercentages
40+ years71%
30-40 years25%
20-30 years4%

Types of Retail Sales Manager Degree Levels

The most common degree for retail sales managers is bachelor's degree 61% of retail sales managers earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 18% and rounding it off is high school diploma with 12%.

  • Bachelors, 61%
  • Associate, 18%
  • High School Diploma, 12%
  • Masters, 5%
  • Other Degrees, 4%

Retail Sales Managers By Education

Retail Sales Manager DegreePercentages
Bachelors61%
Associate18%
High School Diploma12%
Masters5%
Other Degrees4%

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Retail Sales Manager Wage Gap By Education

Retail sales managers with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $57,535 annually. With a Doctorate degree, retail sales managers earn a median annual income of $55,354 compared to $52,926 for retail sales managers with an Bachelors degree.
$60,000
$57,000
$54,000
$51,000
$48,000
$45,000
$42,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Doctorate Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$44,066
Master's Degree$57,535
Bachelor's Degree$52,926
Doctorate Degree$55,354
Some College/ Associate Degree$44,043

Retail Sales Manager Employment Statistics

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire retail sales managers.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Retail Sales Manager Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees8%
50 - 100 employees9%
100 - 500 employees15%
500 - 1,000 employees6%
1,000 - 10,000 employees27%
> 10,000 employees35%

Top Industries Hiring Retail Sales Managers

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ retail sales managers. Those industries include retail, telecommunication and manufacturing.

Retail

Fortune 500

Telecommunication

Manufacturing

Media

Retail Sales Manager Turnover And Employment Statistics

Retail Sales Manager Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of retail sales managers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Retail Sales Manager Unemployment Rate By Year

YearRetail Sales Manager Unemployment Rate
20107.47%
20116.19%
20125.30%
20134.87%
20143.70%
20153.36%
20163.08%
20172.97%
20182.41%
20192.59%
20204.53%
20214.76%

The Average Number of Years That Retail Sales Manager Stay in a Job

By looking over 9,527 retail sales managers resumes, we figured out that the average retail sales manager enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 35%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Retail Sales Manager Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year11%
1-2 years35%
3-4 years20%
5-7 years17%
8-10 years6%
11+ years10%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Retail Sales Managers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to retail sales managers.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Retail Sales Manager7.25%-
Advertising Sales Director9.54%56,824
Web Production Manager9.86%137,985
Director Of Marketing And Public Relations16.11%94,651

Retail Sales Manager LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Advertising Sales Director9.54%56,824
Web Production Manager9.86%137,985
Director Of Marketing And Public Relations16.11%94,651

Foreign Languages Spoken By Retail Sales Managers

The most common foreign language among retail sales managers is Spanish at 60.1%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 6.6% and Portuguese is the third-most popular at 4.1%.

  • Spanish, 60.1%
  • French, 6.6%
  • Portuguese, 4.1%
  • Chinese, 3.7%
  • German, 3.0%
  • Other, 22.5%

Retail Sales Manager Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish60.1%
French6.6%
Portuguese4.1%
Chinese3.7%
German3.0%
Other22.5%

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Where Do Retail Sales Managers Earn The Most?

Retail sales managers earn the most in Pennsylvania, where the average retail sales manager salary is $59,171. The map here shows where retail sales managers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Which State Has The Most Retail Sales Managers?

By looking through more than 9,527 resumes, we found that the most popular places for retail sales managers are New York, NY and Atlanta, GA.

Number of Retail Sales Managers

Number Of Retail Sales Manager Jobs By State

RankStateNumber of JobsAverage Salary
1California15,029$53,694
2Texas9,666$53,768
3Florida9,587$53,287
4Illinois6,532$49,755
5Georgia5,555$52,172
6New York5,248$59,062
7Pennsylvania5,138$59,171
8Ohio4,474$46,372
9North Carolina4,323$43,553
10Virginia4,134$49,672
11Massachusetts3,940$46,787
12Indiana3,845$45,035
13Michigan3,844$46,515
14New Jersey3,275$52,799
15Tennessee3,088$50,166
16Colorado3,082$41,538
17Washington3,015$51,556
18Arizona2,928$46,980
19Maryland2,625$57,907
20Alabama2,612$42,590
21Wisconsin2,506$42,550
22South Carolina2,331$52,568
23Minnesota2,267$44,786
24Kentucky2,209$44,346
25Missouri2,202$42,375
26Connecticut1,882$48,342
27Louisiana1,875$45,396
28Iowa1,664$44,174
29Oregon1,637$49,081
30Utah1,535$44,158
31Arkansas1,346$40,907
32Kansas1,291$41,468
33Oklahoma1,267$43,323
34Mississippi1,128$42,853
35New Hampshire1,017$46,381
36Idaho828$46,599
37Nevada769$56,540
38West Virginia714$51,186
39Maine696$51,584
40New Mexico691$42,171
41Nebraska652$42,266
42Delaware620$50,065
43Rhode Island434$45,218
44Hawaii405$55,777
45Montana390$47,096
46District of Columbia362$48,721
47Vermont341$49,723
48North Dakota306$43,743
49South Dakota294$43,529
50Wyoming277$51,893
51Alaska266$43,652

Where Are Retail Sales Managers In High Demand?

Retail sales managers are in high demand in New York, NY. There are currently 10 job openings for retail sales managers here. We looked over job openings to determine where in the country retail sales managers are in the most demand.

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Retail Sales Manager Demographics FAQs

How Many Retail Sales Manager Are There In The Us?

There are over 25,280 Retail Sales Managers in the United States.

What Percentage Of Retail Sales Managers Are Black?

3.2% of Retail Sales Managers are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Retail Sales Managers?

Most a are White, with 78.2% of Retail Sales Managers belonging to this ethnicity. 9.8% of Retail Sales Managers are Hispanic or Latino, 4.4% of Retail Sales Managers are Unknown, 4.1% of Retail Sales Managers are Asian, 3.2% of Retail Sales Managers are Black or African American, and 0.3% of Retail Sales Managers are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Retail Sales Manager Jobs Male - Dominated?

Yes, Retail Sales Manager jobs are male - dominated. 61% of Retail Sales Managers are male, and 38% are female, so there are more male Retail Sales Managers than female Retail Sales Managers in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Retail Sales Manager?

The average Retail Sales Manager is 46 years old. 71% of Retail Sales Managers are 40+ years old or older, 25% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 4% are between 20-30 years old

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