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Sales Consultant, Jewelry Salary

Jewelry Sales Consultants in the United States pull down an average of $10.20 per hour. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geography, but years of experience and the individual firm are influential factors as well. While some workers in this profession — around half — do not have any health coverage, close to one-half do receive medical benefits and more than a third have dental insurance. Female Jewelry Sales Consultants make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$20,389 - $51,960
(Median)
$20K
$35K
$52K
MEDIAN: $34,664
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$7.87 - $15.16
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$20,389 - $51,960  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,186  
Profit Sharing
$900 - $6,300  
Commission
$405.47 - $15,642  
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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$16,821 - $42,559  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$7.87 - $15.16  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.72 - $5.09  
Overtime
$0.00 - $28.66  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,186  
   
Commission
$405.47 - $15,642  
Profit Sharing
$900 - $6,300  
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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$16,821 - $42,559  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 396

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Job Description for Sales Consultant, Jewelry

Jewelry sales consultants work directly with customers, helping identify their needs and selling them merchandise. They perform a number of tasks such as presenting jewelry, conducting sales, running credit cards, and inspecting jewelry. These professionals must be knowledgeable of the items in their store to answer potential customer questions and effectively sell products; for example, the consultant must know the difference between different types of metal, understand the processes used to make merchandise, and have a vast understanding of gemstones. Jewelry sales consultants must use their customer-service skills to effectively make sales presentations and build long-term relationships with customers.

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Sales Consultant, Jewelry Tasks

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Zales Jewelers, Kay Jewelers, Macy's, Inc., Jared The Galleria of Jewelry, and JCPenney are among the top companies that take on many Jewelry Sales Consultants. Employees of Jared The Galleria of Jewelry can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $27K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $20K to $38K.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $17K to just $21K — but JCPenney offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $19K.


Jewelry Sales Consultants report a narrow range of specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Customer Relations command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 58 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Sales. Competency in Customer Service frequently indicates knowledge of Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Consultant, Jewelry

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Jewelry Sales Consultants, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $22K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $27K. On average, Jewelry Sales Consultants make $31K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $34K.

Sales Consultant, Jewelry Reviews

What is it like working as a Sales Consultant, Jewelry at JCPenney?

Sales Consultant, Jewelry in Canton:
Pros: I like my repeat customers.
Cons: A lot of customers abuse our return policy, they make us stay hours after closing to recover the store to "perfection", we are treated with no respect and worst of all we have had no pay raise in over 2 years but our workload has doubled and even tripled.

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Experience Affects Sales Consultant, Jewelry Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$25,000


Skills That Affect Sales Consultant, Jewelry Salaries

Customer Relations
up arrow 58%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$25,000

Sales
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 49%
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