A Book Seller earns an average wage of $9.13 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.

$16,000 - $23,420
(Median)
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$22K
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MEDIAN: $21,979
50%

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$7.48 - $11.56
(Median)
$7
$9
$12
MEDIAN: $9.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$9K$18K$27K
Salary
$21,980  
   
Bonus
$700  
Commission
$5,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$15,527 - $24,276  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.48 - $11.56  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.14  
Overtime
$12.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$700  
   
Commission
$5,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$15,527 - $24,276  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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Job Description for Book Seller

A bookseller works at a bookstore and sells books to customers. Strong customer service skills are necessary to interact well with customers. The bookseller may approach customers to let them know that assistance is available and to be able to understand the needs and desires of the customer. Once it is known what the customer is looking for, the bookseller can make recommendations as to where books are located or which specific books should be purchased.

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Book Seller Tasks

  • Ask questions to identify customer needs, providing recommendations using your product knowledge to connect the customer with good solutions.
  • Greet and establish rapport with customers, engaging them in conversations about all our products and services.
  • Share technical knowledge and enthusiasm about all our digital products and services, providing a personalized experience to multiple customers at the same time.
  • Provide very good customer service in the business of selling books.
  • Respond to customer's concerns and questions, and wrap up the sale.

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Pay by Experience Level for Book Seller

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Experience Affects Book Seller Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 42%

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$19,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Book Seller Salaries

Sales
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$19,000

Cash Handling
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
43%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 18%
dental benefits
Dental: 17%
medical benefits
Vision: 10%
dental benefits
None: 81%
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