Commissions form a big slice (more than a third) of total compensation for Retail Sales Consultants. The median income in this area hovers around $31K. While the company and experience level impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. Male Retail Sales Consultants are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 58 percent of the field. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Retail Sales Consultants — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and close to one-fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$24,148 - $56,726
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$24K
$37K
$57K
MEDIAN: $37,267
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$9.17 - $16.79
(Median)
$9
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$24,148 - $56,726  
   
Bonus
$201.34 - $12,913  
Commission
$1,954 - $20,161  
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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$20,347 - $51,440  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 77
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.17 - $16.79  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.33  
Overtime
$14.43 - $26.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$201.34 - $12,913  
   
Commission
$1,954 - $20,161  
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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$20,347 - $51,440  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 285
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Job Description for Sales Consultant, Retail

The retail sales consultant is responsible for ensuring customers have an optimal experience as they select products and services. They ensure that the sales areas are clean and organized in accordance to store policy, and they need to follow store display and plan-o-gram instructions to ensure product is displayed correctly. Other responsibilities include keeping current on the features and benefits of products for sale, as well as educating other sales consultants as needed. The sales consultant is expected to handle and lift products; the ability to lift over 50 pounds and bend and reach to access inventory is required.

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Sales Consultant, Retail 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.

Common Career Paths for Sales Consultant, Retail


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There are some Retail Sales Consultants — though it's uncommon — that transition into Retail Sales Managers, where earnings are an average $42K annually. Retail Sales Consultants most often move into positions as Retail Store Managers or Personal Bankers; those groups report median salaries that are $10K higher and $4K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Sales Consultant, Retail


Retail Sales Consultants flock to AT&T Inc., AT&T Mobility LLC, Sprint Nextel Corporation, Best Buy, and Office Depot, Inc., highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. AT&T Mobility LLC offers the largest salaries in town ($42K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $24K to $51K.

Popular Skills for Sales Consultant, Retail


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Sales Management, Sales, and Strategic Sales are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 12 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Retail. Most people familiar with Customer Service also know Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Consultant, Retail

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $29K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $37K. Retail Sales Consultants bring in $32K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $34K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Sales Consultant, Retail Salaries


Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Sales Consultant, Retail Salaries

Sales Management
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up arrow 12%

Strategic Sales
up arrow 8%

Bilingual
0%

National Average
$31,000

Customer Service
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Technical Sales
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Retail
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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