What does a Retail Sales Specialist do?

Retail representatives perform customer service and sales duties at retail store locations. They are sometimes also known as retail store associates. They assist customers, answering their questions, helping them locate items, and providing product information. They also explain details about current store promotions and sales. They complete sales and other transactions using a cash register terminal. They manage inventory, assemble displays, and stock shelves. They assist customers with returns or other issues related to previous purchases. They are also responsible for maintaining a safe and clean store environment.

Retail representatives typically have a high school diploma, and commonly have a background in retail sales or customer service. They must have excellent communication and customer service skills. Experience operating a cash register or sales terminal is helpful.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.4 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.3 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Retail Sales Specialist Salaries

Average Base Pay

$33,201 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $33K
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Retail Sales Specialist Career Path

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Retail Sales Specialist Insights

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Good Organisation
Jun 23, 2020

“We will get a good career growth for both fresher and experienced person in this environment for sure.”

Sales Staff
Feb 12, 2020

“The place is good to me and it allows me to grow and advance in my career.”

Hendrick HealthHendrick Health
Retail Coordinator
Oct 1, 2019

“We have a wonderful mission statement and I find that it rings to true to what we actually do on a day to day basis.”

May 27, 2020

“Good pay and good peopel”

Bowling GreenBowling Green
Apr 16, 2021

“Good place to work and friendly”

Retail Betting Assistant
Jul 5, 2021

“Good and good pay overall”

Jul 3, 2020

“I am already working from past 2 years in sports management coordinator and i love sports”

Matalan RetailMatalan Retail
Retail Customer Champion
Apr 3, 2021

“fair pay and good for part time.”

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