Retail salesman - Salary and Career
Trade operators in stores and markets

Retail salesman - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They sell goods in retail or wholesale establishments, helping customers to choose. Control incoming and outgoing goods. They promote the sale of goods, demonstrating their operation, offering them for tasting or distributing samples. They inform about their qualities and acquisition advantages. They display goods in an attractive way, at strategic points of sale, with price tags. They supply points of sale, gondolas and counters and serve customers in stores and markets. Inventory goods for replacement. Produce sales, promotions, demos and price research reports.

How much does an Retail salesman earn

A Retail salesman earns between $1.087 and $2.474 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.415 and a median salary of $1.336 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 1.743.321 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Retail salesman

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.415 16.977 354 7
1º Quartile 1.087 13.049 272 5
Median Salary 1.336 16.032 334 6
3º Quartile 1.886 22.638 472 9
Higher Salary 2.474 29.684 618 12

Professional job categories

  • Service workers, trade sellers in stores and markets
    • sellers and trade service providers
      • sellers and demonstrators
        • trade operators in stores and markets

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Main workplaces

Trade operators in stores and markets they work as salaried employees, with a formal contract or as self-employed in commercial companies. The work environment is closed, except for the gas station attendant who usually works in the open. They work as a team, with permanent or occasional supervision, during the day, at night and in shifts. They remain standing for long periods. May be exposed to noise, varying temperatures and toxic material.

What does it take to work in the field of Trade operators in stores and markets

In general, for the exercise of the occupations of pharmacy attendant, merchandise demonstrator, sales promoter, merchandise repositor, retail seller and wholesale seller, elementary to high school education is required, which may vary according to the occupation. , fourth grade of elementary school for gas station attendant and up to fourth grade of elementary school for store and market attendant. The average time for professional performance is heterogeneous: three to four years for salespeople, one to two years for pharmacy clerk and less than one year for sales promoter, merchandise demonstrator and merchandiser no professional experience is required for the occupation store and market attendant.

Functions and activities of Retail salesman

Trade operators in stores and markets must:

  • display goods at points of sale;
  • prepare goods for sale;
  • prepare goods for sale;
  • show products;
  • display merchandise in points of sale;
  • promote product sale;
  • control incoming and outgoing goods;
  • work safely;
  • promote product sales;
  • control input and output of goods;
  • control goods input and output;
  • promote the sale of products;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • display merchandise at points of sale;
  • communicate;
  • exhibit goods at points of sale;
  • exhibiting goods in points of sale;
  • show products;
  • control entry and exit of goods;
  • exhibiting goods at points of sale;
  • sell products;
  • service customers;
  • serve customers;
  • customer service;

  • Activities

    • offer products for tasting;
    • pin promotional material;
    • operate equipment;
    • keep the access corridors and fire extinguisher demarcation area free;
    • collecting goods that have been violated, out of place or expired;
    • weigh goods;
    • issue orders, invoices or invoices;
    • discard materials of proper disposal;
    • fill in visit report;
    • stock goods;
    • visit competition;
    • sanitize preparation areas, equipment and utensils;
    • display products;
    • arrange goods in the warehouse;
    • notify the person in charge of the need to replace goods;
    • placing labels on the shelves or shelves;
    • collect violated, out of place or expired goods;
    • organize the products according to the store layout;
    • transmit confidence;
    • distribute flyers;
    • putting labels on the shelves or shelves;
    • define a place to display the goods;
    • ensure the cleanliness of the display point;
    • clean up the injection room;
    • guide customers;
    • check orders;
    • distribute product samples;
    • deal with customer complaints and suggestions;
    • receive goods;
    • instill confidence;
    • drive customers to the desired merchandise;
    • putting labels on the shelves and/or shelves;
    • transport goods;
    • isolate goods stacking areas;
    • use disposable materials;
    • apply basic nursing notions;
    • photograph points of sale;
    • list goods for replacement;
    • return rejected goods;
    • communicate to the department manager about goods close to expiration;
    • contact customers for possible charges;
    • count goods;
    • suggest product options;
    • identify customer needs;
    • refuel vehicles;
    • fill in sales report;
    • offer free gifts;
    • pack goods;
    • offer products;
    • inform the customer about the delivery of the product;
    • offer supplementary warranty;
    • separate goods for balance sheet;
    • demonstrate objectivity;
    • take orders;
    • describe product qualities and advantages;
    • assist customers in proofing goods and products (clothes, shoes, makeup, etc.);
    • register entry and exit of goods;
    • demonstrate credibility;
    • check the list of merchandise on sale;
    • communicate to the department manager about goods approaching expiration;
    • wear personal protective equipment (ppe);
    • inform product warranty time;
    • display the merchandise on sale;
    • fill out product loss report;
    • exchange goods;
    • alert customers about risks;
    • prepare products for tasting;
    • use hand tools and utensils;
    • flag sale goods;
    • handle sharp objects;
    • check vehicle fluid level;
    • deal with the public;
    • request equipment maintenance;
    • check the quantity of goods;
    • work as a team;
    • replace goods at points of sale;
    • inform prices and payment methods;
    • collect information about product features and benefits;
    • visit customers;
    • fill in a report of customer approaches and suggestions;
    • demonstrate rhetorical ability;
    • deal with diversity;
    • fill out price survey report;
    • set up display points in stores and markets;
    • examine the conditions of the goods (validity and physical condition);
    • negotiate points of sale;
    • changing vehicle fluids;
    • fill in the tasting and distribution report;
    • search market prices;
    • notify the customer about promotions;
    • remove promotional material;
    • tie into piles of goods;
    • check goods by means of invoice and order;
    • demonstrate flexibility;
    • forward requests;
    • storage goods in the warehouse;
    • perform telesales;
    • open shipping packages;
    • demonstrate sensory ability (smell, taste);
    • orient customers;
    • operate fire extinguisher;
    • participate in the definition of the layout of points of sale;
    • label goods;
    • handling sharp objects;
    • budget products for customers;
    • demonstrate dynamism;
    • overcoming adverse situations;
    • request goods;
    • check price change list;
    • demonstrate verbal communication skills;
    • work as a team;
    • supply points of sale and shelves;
    • fill in the visit report;
    • approach customers;
    • register customers;
    • decorate points of sale;
    • split goods;
    • supply counter;
    • establish relationship with customers;

    Sectors that hire Retail salesman the most in the job market

    • retailer of clothing and accessories
    • retail merchandise in general, with predominance of food products - supermarkets
    • shoe retailer
    • specialized retailer of telephony and communication equipment
    • temporary labor lease
    • retail cosmetics, perfumery and personal hygiene products
    • optical goods retail trade
    • general building material retail trade
    • furniture retail trade
    • retail merchandise in general, with predominance of food products - minimarkets, grocery stores and warehouses

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