Numbers of Sales and Related Occupations in National

Occupation group

Sales and Related Occupations

Year Number
2001 13,418,240
2002 13,339,570
2003 13,534,180
2004 13,507,840
2005 13,930,320
2006 14,114,860
2007 14,332,020
2008 14,336,430
2009 13,715,050
2010 13,437,980
2011 13,646,450
2012 13,835,090
2013 14,068,190
2014 14,248,470
2015 14,462,120
2016 14,536,530
2017 14,522,580
2018 14,542,290

Individual occupations

First-Line Supervisors of Sales Workers

Year Number
2012 1,457,580
2013 1,459,330
2014 1,448,550
2015 1,441,700
2016 1,446,900
2017 1,452,010
2018 1,429,100

First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers

Year Number
2001 1,252,410
2002 1,197,190
2003 1,175,310
2004 1,087,830
2005 1,083,890
2006 1,111,740
2007 1,156,540
2008 1,186,270
2009 1,163,040
2010 1,172,070
2011 1,197,390
2012 1,214,170
2013 1,213,550
2014 1,199,770
2015 1,193,850
2016 1,194,220
2017 1,200,180
2018 1,181,530

First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers

Year Number
2001 309,460
2002 325,450
2003 327,180
2004 307,610
2005 294,010
2006 285,690
2007 280,770
2008 275,390
2009 261,200
2010 244,320
2011 235,630
2012 243,420
2013 245,780
2014 248,770
2015 247,850
2016 252,670
2017 251,830
2018 247,570

Retail Sales Workers

Year Number
2012 8,326,900
2013 8,500,690
2014 8,648,920
2015 8,799,250
2016 8,791,750
2017 8,729,350
2018 8,787,270

Cashiers

Year Number
2012 3,335,980
2013 3,363,530
2014 3,417,910
2015 3,501,210
2016 3,564,130
2017 3,588,960
2018 3,657,570

Cashiers

Year Number
2001 3,387,580
2002 3,375,510
2003 3,462,010
2004 3,438,070
2005 3,481,420
2006 3,479,390
2007 3,545,330
2008 3,545,610
2009 3,439,380
2010 3,354,170
2011 3,314,870
2012 3,314,010
2013 3,343,470
2014 3,398,330
2015 3,478,420
2016 3,541,010
2017 3,564,920
2018 3,635,550

Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers

Year Number
2001 33,670
2002 32,930
2003 30,760
2004 28,830
2005 28,590
2006 26,700
2007 24,640
2008 22,280
2009 19,480
2010 19,570
2011 20,970
2012 21,970
2013 20,060
2014 19,580
2015 22,790
2016 23,120
2017 24,050
2018 22,020

Counter and Rental Clerks and Parts Salespersons

Year Number
2012 650,920
2013 651,970
2014 668,850
2015 685,520
2016 699,070
2017 698,300
2018 681,580

Counter and Rental Clerks

Year Number
2001 434,250
2002 425,380
2003 442,310
2004 444,850
2005 473,090
2006 468,900
2007 462,040
2008 448,480
2009 416,950
2010 414,730
2011 420,070
2012 432,650
2013 430,700
2014 437,610
2015 447,050
2016 450,330
2017 445,530
2018 426,700

Parts Salespersons

Year Number
2001 244,410
2002 243,170
2003 236,090
2004 236,710
2005 235,190
2006 234,770
2007 230,480
2008 226,530
2009 208,350
2010 201,610
2011 208,800
2012 218,270
2013 221,270
2014 231,240
2015 238,470
2016 248,740
2017 252,770
2018 254,870

Retail Salespersons

Year Number
2001 3,917,190
2002 3,894,760
2003 3,992,930
2004 4,130,470
2005 4,344,770
2006 4,374,230
2007 4,429,060
2008 4,426,280
2009 4,209,500
2010 4,155,190
2011 4,270,550
2012 4,340,000
2013 4,485,180
2014 4,562,160
2015 4,612,510
2016 4,528,550
2017 4,442,090
2018 4,448,120

Sales Representatives, Services

Year Number
2012 1,549,470
2013 1,653,600
2014 1,736,660
2015 1,808,330
2016 1,903,140
2017 1,983,790
2018 2,046,120

Advertising Sales Agents

Year Number
2001 144,830
2002 141,360
2003 141,340
2004 144,690
2005 153,890
2006 159,640
2007 161,440
2008 161,550
2009 152,420
2010 145,160
2011 144,760
2012 145,500
2013 148,770
2014 154,220
2015 149,770
2016 141,100
2017 136,520
2018 133,110

Insurance Sales Agents

Year Number
2001 269,000
2002 274,830
2003 277,120
2004 285,390
2005 299,470
2006 311,380
2007 321,920
2008 327,780
2009 325,710
2010 318,800
2011 321,780
2012 336,740
2013 354,460
2014 374,700
2015 386,140
2016 385,700
2017 386,320
2018 393,830

Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents

Year Number
2001 270,730
2002 254,600
2003 245,280
2004 240,500
2005 251,710
2006 260,360
2007 268,480
2008 271,900
2009 271,670
2010 276,290
2011 307,020
2012 330,470
2013 325,140
2014 316,340
2015 319,280
2016 353,780
2017 389,610
2018 415,890

Travel Agents

Year Number
2001 111,310
2002 104,550
2003 103,840
2004 90,500
2005 88,590
2006 87,600
2007 85,580
2008 86,420
2009 76,990
2010 70,930
2011 67,490
2012 64,680
2013 64,250
2014 64,750
2015 66,560
2016 68,680
2017 67,330
2018 69,480

Sales Representatives, Services, All Other

Year Number
2004 352,050
2005 439,450
2006 501,850
2007 556,430
2008 569,130
2009 543,560
2010 531,410
2011 596,480
2012 672,080
2013 760,980
2014 826,650
2015 886,580
2016 953,870
2017 1,004,020
2018 1,033,820

Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing

Year Number
2012 1,778,860
2013 1,756,600
2014 1,730,180
2015 1,743,560
2016 1,732,420
2017 1,718,580
2018 1,663,160

Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products

Year Number
2001 370,330
2002 371,580
2003 390,080
2004 378,080
2005 379,890
2006 390,280
2007 403,320
2008 415,120
2009 406,140
2010 381,080
2011 375,500
2012 364,830
2013 352,830
2014 335,540
2015 334,010
2016 328,370
2017 327,190
2018 312,980

Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products

Year Number
2001 1,352,800
2002 1,375,380
2003 1,421,660
2004 1,385,630
2005 1,436,800
2006 1,488,990
2007 1,505,930
2008 1,493,760
2009 1,409,780
2010 1,367,210
2011 1,390,480
2012 1,414,030
2013 1,403,770
2014 1,394,640
2015 1,409,550
2016 1,404,050
2017 1,391,400
2018 1,350,180

Other Sales and Related Workers

Year Number
2012 722,280
2013 697,970
2014 684,170
2015 669,270
2016 662,330
2017 638,860
2018 616,650

Models, Demonstrators, and Product Promoters

Year Number
2012 77,500
2013 82,330
2014 88,740
2015 88,080
2016 90,890
2017 88,500
2018 84,560

Demonstrators and Product Promoters

Year Number
2001 96,670
2002 101,420
2003 95,300
2004 93,240
2005 86,050
2006 82,830
2007 83,270
2008 83,540
2009 80,910
2010 75,790
2011 72,620
2012 73,170
2013 76,870
2014 83,600
2015 83,620
2016 86,500
2017 84,780
2018 81,250

Models

Year Number
2001 2,930
2002 2,260
2003 1,560
2004 1,410
2005 1,430
2006 1,470
2007 2,060
2008 1,660
2009 1,510
2010 1,020
2011 2,760
2012 4,330
2013 5,470
2014 5,140
2015 4,460
2016 4,390
2017 3,710
2018 3,310

Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents

Year Number
2012 199,830
2013 197,820
2014 196,380
2015 190,510
2016 192,690
2017 188,490
2018 197,080

Real Estate Brokers

Year Number
2001 38,530
2002 40,810
2003 40,590
2004 40,050
2005 41,760
2006 46,950
2007 49,270
2008 51,390
2009 48,380
2010 41,210
2011 38,200
2012 37,270
2013 38,970
2014 38,720
2015 38,810
2016 40,850
2017 40,530
2018 40,320

Real Estate Sales Agents

Year Number
2001 118,780
2002 125,960
2003 123,490
2004 126,470
2005 150,200
2006 168,400
2007 172,030
2008 164,080
2009 151,550
2010 153,740
2011 158,340
2012 162,560
2013 158,850
2014 157,660
2015 151,700
2016 151,840
2017 147,960
2018 156,760

Sales Engineers

Year Number
2001 82,850
2002 79,300
2003 73,200
2004 71,690
2005 69,790
2006 75,150
2007 75,940
2008 78,030
2009 71,640
2010 66,060
2011 65,580
2012 65,410
2013 65,730
2014 68,080
2015 72,200
2016 74,330
2017 70,820
2018 65,720

Telemarketers

Year Number
2001 437,510
2002 419,740
2003 404,150
2004 410,360
2005 400,860
2006 385,700
2007 354,000
2008 345,220
2009 307,730
2010 288,760
2011 258,060
2012 245,550
2013 231,900
2014 234,520
2015 226,730
2016 215,290
2017 189,670
2018 164,160

Miscellaneous Sales and Related Workers

Year Number
2012 134,000
2013 120,180
2014 96,440
2015 91,760
2016 89,120
2017 101,380
2018 105,120

Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers

Year Number
2001 28,090
2002 25,780
2003 21,600
2004 15,200
2005 10,970
2006 11,140
2007 11,600
2008 9,520
2009 8,460
2010 7,590
2011 6,910
2012 6,650
2013 6,090
2014 7,610
2015 7,510
2016 8,040
2017 7,520
2018 9,430

Sales and Related Workers, All Other

Year Number
2012 127,350
2013 114,100
2014 88,830
2015 84,240
2016 81,080
2017 93,860
2018 95,690