Personal Shopper Salary
Women make up the vast majority of Personal Shoppers in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $12.01 per hour. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and the greater part lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than a third and dental coverage is claimed by just under a third. It's heartening to note that most people in this field love their work, finding it both fun and rewarding. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Job Description for Personal Shopper
Personal shoppers are responsible for identifying clients' needs and locating products that meet those requirements. This role has a sales focus that involves building long-lasting relationships with clients, providing exceptional service, and ensuring all client goals and needs are met.Read More...
The personal shopper generally meets with the customer to determine their specific needs, ultimate goals, budget, and interests. The shopper is responsible for finding the appropriate item(s) and (in the case of gift purchases) wrapping and labeling them. Personal shoppers are generally not bound to specific stores, but must be able to retrieve items from a wide range of locations. A high degree of knowledge on the latest trends, styles, and product alternatives is essential. Additionally, the personal shopper must be able to understand the client’s particular fashion and lifestyle preferences. In some instances involving gift purchases, the shopper needs the flexibility to understand the preferences of a third party with limited information and access.
Personal shoppers must demonstrate good organizational and time management skills, the ability to use the latest technology devices and websites/applications, and the flexibility to re-prioritize daily workloads as needed. Clients frequently range across ages and financial demographics, so it is important that personal shoppers are able to understand shopping trends across a wide spectrum of clientele. Additionally, the personal shopper must be proactive in following up with potential customer leads, communicate clearly the benefits of their service, and maintain the highest level of customer service at all times.
Personal Shopper Tasks
- Drive sales through existing client book.
- Build customer relationships and loyalty through personal interaction and the maintenance of a client file.
- Know and understand product/merchandise information communicating features and benefits of the product.
- Meet and/or exceed sales and new account goals.
- Deliver quality, personalized customer service.
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Pay by Experience Level for Personal Shopper
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Personal Shoppers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $24K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $32K on average. Personal Shoppers bring in $36K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $56K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.
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