Information About Retail Salespersons

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Training

Retail salespersons need short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Retail salespersons
Training for Retail Salespersons
Percent
Less than High School 7.5
High School 32.0
Some College 27.3
Associates Degree 8.7
Bachelors Degree 20.5
Masters Degree 3.3
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.6

Employment

Represents about 4,489,000 people in the United States- 3.4% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 374,000 more retail salespersons but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 1,626,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, retail salespersons make $12.08 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Retail salespersons $8.00 $8.72 $10.10 $13.30 $18.50
Sales and related occupations $8.17 $9.04 $11.90 $20.60 $35.10
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, retail salespersons make $25,130 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Retail salespersons $16,640 $18,130 $21,010 $27,780 $38,510
Sales and related occupations $16,990 $18,800 $24,840 $42,990 $73,070
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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