There are currently an estimated 1,532,400 retail managers in the United States. The retail manager job market is expected to grow by 3.8% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are retail managers?

CareerExplorer rates retail managers with a C employability rating, meaning this career should provide moderate employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 64,400 retail managers. That number is based on 57,700 additional retail managers, and the retirement of 6,700 existing retail managers.

What’s the supply of retail managers?

The retail manager industry is concentrated in California, Texas, Florida

Retail Manager job market by state

State Name Employed Retail Managers
California 118,230
Texas 99,520
Florida 87,750
New York 65,860
Pennsylvania 43,550
Ohio 42,010
Illinois 41,700
North Carolina 40,580
Georgia 36,110
Michigan 33,530
Virginia 33,130
Tennessee 32,480
New Jersey 30,460
Massachusetts 28,130
Indiana 26,660
Maryland 26,560
Arizona 25,980
Alabama 23,060
Washington 22,990
Missouri 22,960
South Carolina 22,070
Minnesota 21,250
Louisiana 21,030
Colorado 19,400
Oklahoma 17,470
Kentucky 17,140
Wisconsin 16,230
Oregon 16,060
Connecticut 15,290
Iowa 12,980
Kansas 12,940
Arkansas 12,810
Mississippi 12,250
Puerto Rico 11,860
Nevada 11,450
Utah 10,390
New Mexico 8,520
Nebraska 8,110
West Virginia 7,810
New Hampshire 7,160
Hawaii 7,050
Maine 6,270
Idaho 6,130
Montana 5,100
Delaware 4,310
Rhode Island 3,650
North Dakota 3,430
South Dakota 3,100
Vermont 2,850
Wyoming 2,750
Alaska 2,220
District of Columbia 1,760
Guam 460
Virgin Islands 380