Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers

Industry Group

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Workforce
795k
2020 ACS Estimate
Average Employee Age
42.4
Average Salary
$54,812
Average Male Salary
$58,170
Average Female Salary
$56,702

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The top three occupations in the Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers Industry Group are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand, and Stockers and order fillers. On average, full-time employees in the Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers Industry Group work 45.3 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $58,152. Part-time employees in the same industry work 22.6 hours and earn an average annual salary of $21,968.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers Industry Group are Chelan & Douglas Counties PUMA, WA, Sanger, Reedley & Parlier Cities PUMA, CA, and Sunnyside & Grandview Cities PUMA, WA. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers Industry Group. Driver/sales workers & truck drivers are the most common position, but the Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Graders & sorters, agricultural products, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers goes to Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers.

Monthly Employment

Start Year
Y-Axis
2.17%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 330k people employed in the Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers industry. This represents a 2.17% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

795k
Workforce (ACS Estimate)
± 21.8k
−0.258%
1 Year Growth
± 3.89%

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers Industry Group has been declining at a rate of −0.258%, , from 797k people in 2019 to 795k people in 2020.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Driver/sales workers & truck drivers represent the largest share of positions held in Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers at 16.7%, followed by Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing with 13.5% and Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers with 9.87%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers employs an unusually high number of Graders & sorters, agricultural products, Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products, and Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers, by average wage, are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Chief executives & legislators, and Information security analysts.

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Wages

Average Salary

$54,812
AVERAGE WAGE
± $1,578

On average, employees in the Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers Industry Group make $54,812 per year. This number makes Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers the 139 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 Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.409
WAGE GINI

Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers has a wage GINI of 0.409, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers (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 Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $58,170 and $56,702. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Composition by Sex

214k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±11.3k
582k
MALE WORKFORCE
±18.7k

73.2% of workers in the Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers Industry Group are Male, making them the more common sex in the workforce. This chart shows the sex breakdown of the Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers Industry Group.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$58,170
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$1,873
$56,702
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$1,856

On average, Male workers in the Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers 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 Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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

On average, White employees in the Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers Industry Group earn 1.09 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 Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers 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 Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers Industry Group is Manufacturing.

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

The closest comparable data for Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers is from Wholesale Trade.
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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers is from Wholesale Trade.

The Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers 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

The closest comparable data for Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers is from Wholesale Trade.
LARGEST PURCHASING INDUSTRY

The Manufacturing Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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