Retail Sales Clerk Salary
The average rate for a Retail Sales Clerk is $9.74 per hour.
|Hourly Rate||$7.88 - $14.61|
|Total Pay (||$16,461 - $31,197|
Job Description for Retail Sales Clerk
Retail sales clerks are responsible for a variety of tasks within retail stores, including operating cash registers, assisting customers, and maintaining a clean and orderly environment. These clerks work primarily in indoor environments and their hours are commensurate with their stores' hours; however, many often work outside of “store” hours to prepare for its opening and closing each day.Read More...
Retail sales clerks generally work with a team of other clerks and a team of managers/supervisors. Educational requirements are not strict for this position, as prior experience in retail and/or customer service is generally held in higher regard, but many employers also provide on-the-job training.
Retail sales clerks have a variety of responsibilities, including: setting up advertising displays; arranging merchandise; accepting payments, marking/tagging prices on merchandise; obtaining merchandise; answering customers’ questions; cleaning shelves; calculating discounts; maintaining inventory; maintaining up-to-date knowledge of all products offered; cleaning and tidying the store; cleaning bathrooms; verifying ages of customers (if necessary); counting money; and rearranging items on shelves and in the stock room.
Applicants for this position should be friendly and approachable with exceptional communication skills, and the abilities to multitask and work efficiently in high-stress environments are also important.
Retail Sales Clerk Tasks
- Process payment for products or service, may maintain customer preference records.
- Assist the customer in selecting products/services, answer questions and check for stock and availability.
- Attend special training of products/services to understand the product features, trends or styles of the products/services.
- Sell the organization's products/services to new or established customers typically via walk-in business.
Pay by Experience Level for Retail Sales Clerk
Pay by Experience for a Retail Sales Clerk has a neutral trend. An entry-level Retail Sales Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 28 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Retail Sales Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $19,000 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Retail Sales Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 15 salaries. A Retail Sales Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 8 salaries.
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