$26,400
Avg. Salary
$9.45
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$500

Bonus

$500

Profit Sharing

$2,040

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Book Seller is $9.45 per hour.

The average pay for a Book Seller is $26,400 per year.

10%
$7.58
10%
$9.45
50%
$12.64
90%
90%
MEDIAN $9.45
10%
$16k
10%
$26k
50%
$120k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $26,400
$15,723 - $120,000
$16K
$26K
$120K
MEDIAN: $26,400
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$7.58 - $12.64
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$0$120K
Salary $15,723 - $120,000
Bonus $500
Profit Sharing $500
Commission $2,040
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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$15,740 - $27,856
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 19
Hourly Data $0$19
Hourly Rate $7.58 - $12.64
Hourly Tips $0.14
Overtime $2.21 - $19.57
Annual Data $0$27K
Bonus $500
Commission $2,040
Profit Sharing $500
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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$15,740 - $27,856
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 239

Job Description for Book Seller

A bookseller works at a bookstore and sells books to customers. Strong customer service skills are necessary to interact well with customers. The bookseller may approach customers to let them know that assistance is available and to be able to understand the needs and desires of the customer. Once it is known what the customer is looking for, the bookseller can make recommendations as to where books are located or which specific books should be purchased.

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Book Seller Tasks
  • Provide very good customer service in the business of selling books.
  • Respond to customer's concerns and questions, and wrap up the sale.
  • Share technical knowledge and enthusiasm about all our digital products and services, providing a personalized experience to multiple customers at the same time.
  • Ask questions to identify customer needs, providing recommendations using your product knowledge to connect the customer with good solutions.
  • Greet and establish rapport with customers, engaging them in conversations about all our products and services.

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Pay by Experience Level for Book Seller

Pay by Experience for a Book Seller has a positive trend. An entry-level Book Seller with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $19,000 based on 122 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Book Seller with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Book Seller which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 9 salaries. A Book Seller with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 6 salaries.

Book Seller Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Book Seller?

Book Seller in Davie:
"New Book Selllers, Listen up!"
Be cheerful. Get to know others. Take their contact information, and work as many hours as you possibly can.

Book Seller in Burlington:
Pros: The coworkers are wonderful, the job itself is not immensely difficult.
Cons: If you apply for the bookseller position, be prepared to be sucked into the cafe at any minute, without training, because they're short staffed. The customers can be extremely rude, sometimes unforgivably so. The pay is not enough for the amount of hours they will schedule you for and what you're required to do, from shelving multiple v-carts to harassing customers for memberships to cleaning up huge piles of books on the floor from people who can't just take out one book at a time then put it back.

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Key Stats for Book Seller

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
Less than 1 year
36%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

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Experience Affects Book Seller Salaries

Experienced
▲30%

Late-Career
▲28%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$20,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Book Seller Salaries

National Average
$20,000

Sales
▼3%


Cash Handling
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
36%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 19%
dental benefits
Dental: 19%
vision benefits
Vision: 11%
no benefits
None: 79%