Convenience Stores

Industry Group

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Workforce
323k
2020 ACS Estimate
Average Employee Age
38.5
Average Salary
$27,287
Average Male Salary
$32,204
Average Female Salary
$30,990

About

The top three occupations in the Convenience Stores Industry Group are Cashiers, Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers, Stockers and order fillers, Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand, and Customer service representatives. On average, full-time employees in the Convenience Stores Industry Group work 42.9 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $35,762. Part-time employees in the same industry work 22.8 hours and earn an average annual salary of $11,952.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Convenience Stores Industry Group are Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA, Winona City PUMA, MN, and Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Convenience Stores.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Convenience Stores Industry Group. Cashiers are the most common position, but the Convenience Stores Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Cashiers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Convenience Stores goes to Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers.

Monthly Employment

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Y-Axis
9.62%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 27.4M people employed in the Trade, Transportation, and Utilities industry. This represents a 9.62% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

323k
Workforce (ACS Estimate)
± 13.9k
−2%
1 Year Growth
± 6.19%

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Convenience Stores Industry Group has been declining at a rate of −2%, , from 330k people in 2019 to 323k people in 2020.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Convenience Stores by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Cashiers represent the largest share of positions held in Convenience Stores at 35.4%, followed by Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers with 20.7% and Stockers and order fillers with 6.32%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Convenience Stores employs an unusually high number of Cashiers, Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers, and Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$27,287
AVERAGE WAGE
± $1,392

On average, employees in the Convenience Stores Industry Group make $27,287 per year. This number makes Convenience Stores the 253 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 269 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Convenience Stores Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.457
WAGE GINI

Convenience Stores has a wage GINI of 0.457, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Convenience Stores (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Convenience Stores Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Convenience Stores Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Convenience Stores Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Convenience Stores Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $32,204 and $30,990. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Composition by Sex

189k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±10.7k
134k
MALE WORKFORCE
±9k

58.4% of workers in the Convenience Stores Industry Group are Female, making them the more common sex in the workforce. This chart shows the sex breakdown of the Convenience Stores Industry Group.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$32,204
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$2,684
$30,990
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$2,537

On average, Male workers in the Convenience Stores Industry Group make 1.04 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Convenience Stores Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. Alaska Native
  2. Asian
  3. White

On average, Alaska Native employees in the Convenience Stores Industry Group earn 1.25 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Convenience Stores Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Convenience Stores Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Professional and business services has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Convenience Stores Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Convenience Stores Industry Group is Construction.

In this flow diagram, all of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Convenience Stores is from Retail Trade.

The Convenience Stores Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Professional and business services Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

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LARGEST PURCHASING INDUSTRY

The Construction Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Convenience Stores Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Convenience Stores Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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