Retail Salespersons

Training Requirements for Retail Salespersons

Retail salespersons need no formal educational credential and short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Retail salespersons
Percent
Less than High School 6.8
High School 29.4
Some College 28.5
Associates Degree 10.1
Bachelors Degree 20.8
Masters Degree 3.8
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.7

Employment Outlook for Retail Salespersons

This represents about 4,624,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 314,000 more retail salespersons but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 1,917,000 more.

Typical Income for Retail Salespersons

Hourly Income

On average,retail salespersons make $13.07 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Retail salespersons $8.56 $9.33 $10.90 $14.17 $19.91
Sales and related occupations $8.72 $9.72 $12.78 $22.23 $37.65
Retail sales workers $8.43 $9.14 $10.37 $12.98 $18.11
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, retail salespersons make $27,180 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Retail salespersons $17,810 $19,410 $22,680 $29,480 $41,420
Sales and related occupations $18,150 $20,210 $26,590 $46,230 $78,300
Retail sales workers $17,530 $19,010 $21,570 $27,000 $37,670
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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