Specialty food stores

Industry Group

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Workforce
203k
2020 ACS Estimate
Average Employee Age
39.5
Average Salary
$32,091
Average Male Salary
$39,066
Average Female Salary
$37,981

About

The top three occupations in the Specialty food stores Industry Group are Retail salespersons, Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers, Cashiers, Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers, and Food preparation workers. On average, full-time employees in the Specialty food stores Industry Group work 43.7 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $42,624. Part-time employees in the same industry work 21 hours and earn an average annual salary of $12,478.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Specialty food stores Industry Group are Waukesha County (Central) PUMA, WI, Huntington Town (North) PUMA, NY, and Jackson Heights & North Corona PUMA, NY. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Specialty food stores.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Specialty food stores Industry Group. Retail salespersons are the most common position, but the Specialty food stores Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Specialty food stores goes to Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers.

Monthly Employment

Start Year
Y-Axis
17.5%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 47.6k people employed in the Specialty Food Stores industry. This represents a 17.5% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

203k
Workforce (ACS Estimate)
± 11.1k
−4.89%
1 Year Growth
± 7.99%

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Specialty food stores Industry Group has been declining at a rate of −4.89%, , from 214k people in 2019 to 203k people in 2020.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Specialty food stores by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Retail salespersons represent the largest share of positions held in Specialty food stores at 16.9%, followed by Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers with 16.2% and Cashiers with 12.2%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Specialty food stores Industry Group, by number of employees, are Retail salespersons, Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers, Cashiers, Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers, and Food preparation workers.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Specialty food stores, by average wage, are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Chief executives & legislators, and Human resources workers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$32,091
AVERAGE WAGE
± $2,348

On average, employees in the Specialty food stores Industry Group make $32,091 per year. This number makes Specialty food stores the 241 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 Specialty food stores Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.497
WAGE GINI

Specialty food stores has a wage GINI of 0.497, which is more than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Specialty food 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 Specialty food stores Industry Group.

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

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Specialty food stores Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $39,066 and $37,981. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Composition by Sex

97.4k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±7.66k
106k
MALE WORKFORCE
±7.98k

52.1% of workers in the Specialty food stores Industry Group are Male, making them the more common sex in the workforce. This chart shows the sex breakdown of the Specialty food stores Industry Group.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$39,066
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$3,794
$37,981
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$3,664

On average, Male workers in the Specialty food stores Industry Group make 1.03 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Specialty food stores Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
  2. White
  3. Asian

On average, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander employees in the Specialty food stores Industry Group earn 1.06 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 Specialty food stores Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Specialty food 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 Specialty food stores Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Specialty food 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 Specialty food stores is from Retail Trade.

The Specialty food 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 Specialty food stores Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Specialty food stores Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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