Store and market clerk - Salary and Career
Trade operators in stores and markets

Store and market clerk - 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 Store and market clerk earn

A Store and market clerk earns between $1.122 and $2.317 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.388 and a median salary of $1.320 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 637.167 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Store and market clerk

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.388 16.661 347 6
1º Quartile 1.122 13.462 280 5
Median Salary 1.320 15.840 330 6
3º Quartile 1.767 21.201 442 8
Higher Salary 2.317 27.799 579 11

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

Related Positions:

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 Store and market clerk

Trade operators in stores and markets must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Store and market clerk the most in the job market

    • retail merchandise in general, with predominance of food products - supermarkets
    • resale predominant bakery and confectionery
    • retail merchandise in general, with predominance of food products - minimarkets, grocery stores and warehouses
    • retailer of clothing and accessories
    • snack bars, tea houses, juice houses and the like
    • temporary labor lease
    • retailer of food products in general or specialized in food products
    • manufacture of bakery and confectionery products with predominance of own production
    • restaurants and similar
    • combined office and administrative support services

    Featured Professions: