Sales Consultant, Jewelry Salary

Jewelry Sales Consultants in the United States can expect to earn an average of $10.23 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration and the particular employer. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Female Jewelry Sales Consultants make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one-half lack any form of coverage — but close to one-half have medical insurance, and over a third have dental, too. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$20,320 - $52,775
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$53K
MEDIAN: $34,773
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$7.87 - $15.13
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$20,320 - $52,775  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,201  
Profit Sharing
$294.79 - $2,645  
Commission
$391.49 - $15,271  
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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$16,812 - $42,265  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 85
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$7.87 - $15.13  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.72 - $5.09  
Overtime
$0.00 - $28.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,201  
   
Commission
$391.49 - $15,271  
Profit Sharing
$294.79 - $2,645  
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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$16,812 - $42,265  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 405
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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 leaders in the field that employ a large number of Jewelry Sales Consultants. Although Jared The Galleria of Jewelry boasts the highest average salary in town at $27K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $20K or as much as $38K. Also paying near the top of the field are Zale Corp at $23K, Macy's, Inc. at $22K, and Zales Jewelers, where Jewelry Sales Consultants annually earn $22K.

With a median salary of $19K, JCPenney provides Jewelry Sales Consultants with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $21K, limiting employee salary growth. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Kohl's Department Stores Inc at $20K, and Kay Jewelers where $22K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Jewelry Sales Consultants there earn up to $32K.


Survey results show that Jewelry Sales Consultants typically report just a few professional skills. Fortunate workers who know Customer Relations can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 58 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.


Jewelry Sales Consultants with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $22K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $27K. Jewelry Sales Consultants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $31K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $35K.

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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 40%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

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
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 49% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 48%
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