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Career information and college search tools for retail salespersons and those interested in pursuing careers in related fields.

Retail Salespersons Skills

Below are the skills needed to be retail salespersons according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Skill NameImportanceCompetence
Persuasion3.884
Active Listening3.753.75
Service Orientation3.753.88
Speaking3.753.12
Negotiation3.53.75

Retail Salespersons Abilities

Below are the abilities needed to be retail salespersons according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Ability NameImportanceCompetence
Oral Expression43.88
Oral Comprehension3.883.62
Speech Clarity3.623.12
Speech Recognition3.623.62
Problem Sensitivity3.123.25

Retail Salespersons Knowledge

Below are the knowledge areas needed to be retail salespersons according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Knowledge AreaImportanceCompetence
Sales and Marketing4.524.51
Customer and Personal Service4.344.06
English Language3.673.23
Administration and Management3.042.92
Mathematics3.032.98

Retail Salespersons Work activities

Below are the work activities involved in being retail salespersons according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work ActivityImportanceCompetence
Performing for or Working Directly with the Public4.714.86
Selling or Influencing Others4.44.51
Getting Information4.093.82
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships4.014.51
Making Decisions and Solving Problems3.882.91

Retail Salespersons Work styles

Below are the work styles involved in being retail salespersons according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work StyleImportance
Dependability4.36
Attention to Detail4.14
Cooperation4.14
Integrity4.05
Self Control4

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for
Retail Salespersons

Listed below are the 10 largest metro areas based on the total number of people employed in Retail Salespersons jobs , as of 2017

   
Metro AreaTotal EmploymentAnnual Mean Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim157,640 $30,220
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington112,680 $26,810
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach106,550 $26,250
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land90,710 $26,130
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell85,880 $24,960
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale64,950 $26,250
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn63,380 $27,110
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue55,840 $35,730
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward53,780 $32,530
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford52,100 $24,870

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Source : 2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 23.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

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