RETAIL SALESPERSON

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Sell merchandise, such as furniture, motor vehicles, appliances, or apparel to consumers.

OTHER JOB TITLES

Car Salesman, Customer Assistant, Retail Salesperson, Sales Associate, Sales Clerk, Sales Consultant, Sales Person, Sales Representative, Salesman

JOB TASKS

  • Greet customers and ascertain what each customer wants or needs.

  • Recommend, select, and help locate or obtain merchandise based on customer needs and desires.

  • Compute sales prices, total purchases, and receive and process cash or credit payment.

  • Prepare merchandise for purchase or rental.

  • Answer questions regarding the store and its merchandise.

ANNUAL SALARY

  • Workers on average earn $14.48/hr. $30,110 annually.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029)- Decline (-1% or Lower)
  • Projected Job Openings (2019-2029)- 568,100

REQUIRED EDUCATION

High school diploma/GED

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