Retail Jobs

Retail Job Overview

Retails jobs are almost as plentiful as hospitality jobs, making them a common starting job. Businesses need retail associates, managers and other office personnel. Retail associates are responsible for assisting customers, processing customer payments, keeping showrooms organized and any other specific tasks assigned by the store manager. They are needed in stores that sell merchandise ranging from clothing and furniture to auto parts and custom goods.

Retail Job Tasks include:
  • Organizing merchandise on showroom floor
  • Counting inventory on shelves and back storage room
  • Changing price labels for ever-changing sales
  • Stocking shelves, hanging clothes or arranging merchandise
  • Maintaining showroom floor for cleanliness
  • Taking payments at the cash register
  • Helping customers find products
  • Marketing/advertising
  • Finance

Retail Job Education Requirements

No special education or training is required to work in an entry-level retail position, but a high school diploma or GED is preferable for all retail associates. More education also gives people seeking retail jobs more room to grow and advance into management or hold more specialized retail jobs, such as a retail loss analyst. However, attention to detail, math skills and physical stamina are required. Retail associates spend most of their time on their feet, often the entire shift.

Retail jobs are commonly held by high school and college students as a first job, but anyone can apply for a retail job if they have customer service skills. Retail jobs are predominantly part-time positions, but full time positions are definitely available.

Retail Job Market

Job growth in the retail market is average with an increase of approximately 10 percent per year. However, the market fluctuates throughout the year with its peak hiring time from October to December because of the influx of sales due to the holiday season. Retail jobs are some of the easiest to attain because higher education isn't typically required, and there is always an abundance of openings because the turnover rate for retail associates is high.

Retail Job Salary Information

Retail associates can expect to make between $8 and $11 per hour, which is $18,000 per year on average. More experienced retail associates can make more money. There is also a big variance in pay rates from one industry to another. In general, high-end stores pay retail associates more money than common department stores. Some retail associates are also paid on a commission basis. Retail assistant manager jobs pay significantly better than retail associate jobs. Retail managers can make $40,000 per year or more. Of course, there are plenty of business retail jobs even higher up that pay more.
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Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. is a rapidly growing operator of full-line sporting goods stores in small to mid-sized markets predominantly in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwestern United States. Our stores offer a broad assortment of quality athletic equipment, footwear and apparel at competitive prices with superior customer service. Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. is the only sporting goods cha...
Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. is a rapidly growing operator of full-line sporting goods stores in small to mid-sized markets predominantly in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwestern United States. Our stores offer a broad assortment of quality athletic equipment, footwear and apparel at competitive prices with superior customer service. Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. is the only sporting goods cha...
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AT&T: So Much More of What You Work For Looking for an opportunity where you can put your energy and enthusiasm to work to create unlimited earning potential? Of course you are. How about a chance to learn, grow and advance with the number one wireless company in America? Even better. We're AT&T, and the only thing we enjoy more than pioneering and selling the latest devices is helping people...
Position: Account Manager (Retail) - Retail - Full Time Location: New Jersey - North Status: Full Time Estimated Duration: Ongoing Starts: Within a Couple Weeks Rate: DOE Job Description: Our client is a well known food retailer seeking an experienced Account Manager to add to their team. The ideal candidate will have experience within an agency or busy internal advertising department. Th...
Retail General Manager - Travel Center Retail Sales Manager Drive your Future! Pilot Flying J is seeking an experienced Retail General Manager to oversee our high-volume retail facilities. You will be responsible for the generation and execution of travel center and restaurant business plans to achieve established standards, sales and profit objectives as well as customer satisfaction. The Reta...
Retail General Manager - Travel Center Retail Sales Manager Drive your Future! Pilot Flying J is seeking an experienced Retail General Manager to oversee our high-volume retail facilities. You will be responsible for the generation and execution of travel center and restaurant business plans to achieve established standards, sales and profit objectives as well as customer satisfaction. The Reta...
Retail General Manager - Travel Center Retail Sales Manager Drive your Future! Pilot Flying J is seeking an experienced Retail General Manager to oversee our high-volume retail facilities. You will be responsible for the generation and execution of travel center and restaurant business plans to achieve established standards, sales and profit objectives as well as customer satisfaction. The Reta...
Retail General Manager - Travel Center Retail Sales Manager Drive your Future! Pilot Flying J is seeking an experienced Retail General Manager to oversee our high-volume retail facilities. You will be responsible for the generation and execution of travel center and restaurant business plans to achieve established standards, sales and profit objectives as well as customer satisfaction. The Reta...
Retail Event Staff - Retail Merchandising - Product Promotions Platinum Event Group is a privately held promotional retail event marketing firm located in the Sacramento area. We specialize in developing marketing campaigns designed to introduce new products into the marketplace through our contracts with several different national retailers. Our highly trained retail representatives serve as eve...
KEY HOLDER / Sales Associate with good customer service skills who are interested in design, fashion and home decor to work at our store in our Palo Alto, CA store, assisting the team in introducing the Marimekko lifestyle concept and in achieving sales goals. Responsibilities: Responsible for meeting and exceeding sales goals. Responsible for opening and closing procedures. Supports manageme...
Retail General Manager - Travel Center Retail Sales Manager Drive your Future! Pilot Flying J is seeking an experienced Retail General Manager to oversee our high-volume retail facilities. You will be responsible for the generation and execution of travel center and restaurant business plans to achieve established standards, sales and profit objectives as well as customer satisfaction. The Reta...
Retail General Manager - Travel Center Retail Sales Manager Drive your Future! Pilot Flying J is seeking an experienced Retail General Manager to oversee our high-volume retail facilities. You will be responsible for the generation and execution of travel center and restaurant business plans to achieve established standards, sales and profit objectives as well as customer satisfaction. The Reta...
Retail General Manager - Travel Center Retail Sales Manager Drive your Future! Pilot Flying J is seeking an experienced Retail General Manager to oversee our high-volume retail facilities. You will be responsible for the generation and execution of travel center and restaurant business plans to achieve established standards, sales and profit objectives as well as customer satisfaction. The Reta...
Retail General Manager - Travel Center Retail Sales Manager Drive your Future! Pilot Flying J is seeking an experienced Retail General Manager to oversee our high-volume retail facilities. You will be responsible for the generation and execution of travel center and restaurant business plans to achieve established standards, sales and profit objectives as well as customer satisfaction. The Reta...
Retail Event Staff - Retail Merchandising - Product Promotions Wisconsin Events is a privately held promotional retail event marketing firm located in the Milwaukee area. We specialize in developing marketing campaigns designed to introduce new products into the marketplace through our contracts with several different national retailers. Our highly trained retail representatives serve as event pl...
Retail General Manager - Travel Center Retail Sales Manager Drive your Future! Pilot Flying J is seeking an experienced Retail General Manager to oversee our high-volume retail facilities. You will be responsible for the generation and execution of travel center and restaurant business plans to achieve established standards, sales and profit objectives as well as customer satisfaction. The Reta...
Retail General Manager - Travel Center Retail Sales Manager Drive your Future! Pilot Flying J is seeking an experienced Retail General Manager to oversee our high-volume retail facilities. You will be responsible for the generation and execution of travel center and restaurant business plans to achieve established standards, sales and profit objectives as well as customer satisfaction. The Reta...
Retail General Manager - Travel Center Retail Sales Manager Drive your Future! Pilot Flying J is seeking an experienced Retail General Manager to oversee our high-volume retail facilities. You will be responsible for the generation and execution of travel center and restaurant business plans to achieve established standards, sales and profit objectives as well as customer satisfaction. The Reta...
Retail General Manager - Travel Center Retail Sales Manager Drive your Future! Pilot Flying J is seeking an experienced Retail General Manager to oversee our high-volume retail facilities. You will be responsible for the generation and execution of travel center and restaurant business plans to achieve established standards, sales and profit objectives as well as customer satisfaction. The Reta...

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