Sales Consultant, Jewelry Salary

Median pay for Jewelry Sales Consultants in the United States is around $10.23 per hour. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but years of experience and the individual firm are influential factors as well. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and around half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by close to one-half and dental coverage is claimed by over a third. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Jewelry Sales Consultants making up 76 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$20,763 - $53,845

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$7.88 - $15.07

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$20,763 - $53,845  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,111  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $6,300  
Commission
$391.49 - $14,858  
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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$16,849 - $41,939  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$7.88 - $15.07  
   
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 - $5,111  
   
Commission
$391.49 - $14,858  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $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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$16,849 - $41,939  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 408
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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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Dominating the field, Zales Jewelers, Kay Jewelers, Macy's, Inc., Jared The Galleria of Jewelry, and JCPenney are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Jewelry Sales Consultants. Jewelry Sales Consultants flock to Jared The Galleria of Jewelry for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $27K lead the pack in compensation; however, Jared The Galleria of Jewelry also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $20K at one end to $38K at the other end. Other leaders in compensation levels are Zale Corp at $23K, Macy's, Inc. at $22K, and Zales Jewelers, where Jewelry Sales Consultants annually earn $22K.

The lowest salaries can be found at JCPenney — median pay is $19K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $17K and only reaching $21K. 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.


Jewelry Sales Consultants report a focused set of job skills. Fortunate workers who know Customer Relations can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 58 percent above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Sales. Sales is a skill commonly found among those who know Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Consultant, Jewelry

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $22K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $27K. Jewelry Sales Consultants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $31K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $35K.

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 42%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

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 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: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 49%
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