Sales Consultant, Jewelry Salary

Jewelry Sales Consultants in the United States pull down an average of $10.22 per hour. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by years of experience and the individual firm. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Jewelry Sales Consultants making up 76 percent. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — approximately half lack coverage. On the flip side, about one-half have medical insurance and more than a third receive dental plans. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,484 - $53,188
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MEDIAN: $34,773
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$7.88 - $15.11
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$20,484 - $53,188  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,147  
Profit Sharing
$294.79 - $2,645  
Commission
$397.32 - $15,227  
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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$16,805 - $42,065  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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Hourly Rate
$7.88 - $15.11  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.72 - $5.09  
Overtime
$0.00 - $28.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,147  
   
Commission
$397.32 - $15,227  
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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$16,805 - $42,065  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 409
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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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Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Jewelry Sales Consultants include Zales Jewelers, Kay Jewelers, Macy's, Inc., Jared The Galleria of Jewelry, and JCPenney. Jared The Galleria of Jewelry does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $27K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $20K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $38K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Zale Corp, Macy's, Inc., and Zales Jewelers, where Jewelry Sales Consultants typically earn around $23K, $22K, or $22K, respectively.

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. Other low-paying employers include Kohl's Department Stores Inc at $20K and Kay Jewelers at $22K, though some Jewelry Sales Consultants there earn up to $32K.


Survey takers who work as Jewelry Sales Consultants report a focused set of job 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. Employees educated in Customer Service are typically practiced in Sales, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Consultant, Jewelry

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


Jewelry Sales Consultants generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $22K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $27K. Jewelry Sales Consultants see a median salary of $31K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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
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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