FIND PERSONALIZED JOBS
Sign up to Zippia and discover your career options with your personalized career search.
×
FIND
PERSONALIZED JOBS

CONTENT HAS
BEEN UNLOCKED
Close this window to view unlocked content
or
find interesting jobs in

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign Up

SIGN UP TO UNLOCK CONTENT

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Sign Up

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign up to save the job and get personalized job recommendations.

Sign up to dismiss the job and get personalized job recommendations.

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Already have an account? Log in

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Company Saved

Answer a few questions and view jobs at that match your preferences.

Where do you want to work?

Job Saved

See your Saved Jobs now

or

find more interesting jobs in

Job Dismissed

Find better matching jobs in

Become A Model/Sales Associate

Where do you want to work?

To get started, tell us where you'd like to work.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

Working As A Model/Sales Associate

  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Selling or Influencing Others
  • Getting Information
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • $99,978

    Average Salary

What Does A Model/Sales Associate Do

Retail sales workers include both those who sell retail merchandise, such as clothing, furniture, and cars, (called retail salespersons) and those who sell spare and replacement parts and equipment, especially car parts (called parts salespersons). Both types of workers help customers find the products they want and process customers’ payments.

Duties

Retail sales workers typically do the following:

  • Greet customers and offer them assistance
  • Recommend merchandise based on customers’ wants and needs
  • Explain the use and benefit of merchandise to customers
  • Answer customers’ questions
  • Show how merchandise works, if applicable
  • Add up customers’ total purchases and accept payment
  • Inform customers about current sales, promotions, and policies about payments and exchanges

The following are examples of types of retail sales workers:

Retail salespersons work in stores where they sell goods, such as books, cars, clothing, cosmetics, electronics, furniture, lumber, plants, shoes, and many other types of merchandise.

In addition to helping customers find and select items to buy, many retail salespersons process the payment for the sale, which typically involves operating cash registers.

After taking payment for the purchases, retail salespersons may bag or package the purchases.

Depending on the hours they work, retail salespersons may have to open or close cash registers. This includes counting the money in the register and separating charge slips, coupons, and exchange vouchers. They may also make deposits at a cash office.

For information about other workers who receive and disburse money, see the profile on cashiers.

In addition, retail salespersons may help stock shelves or racks, arrange for mailing or delivery of purchases, mark price tags, take inventory, and prepare displays.

For some retail sales jobs, particularly those involving expensive and complex items, retail sales workers need special knowledge or skills. For example, those who sell cars must be able to explain the features of various models, manufacturers’ specifications, different types of options on the car, financing available, and the details of associated warranties.

In addition, retail sales workers must recognize security risks and thefts and understand their organization’s procedures for handling thefts—procedures that may include notifying security guards or calling police.

Parts salespersons sell spare and replacement parts and equipment, especially car parts. Most work in either automotive parts stores or automobile dealerships. They take customers’ orders, inform customers of part availability and price, and take inventory.

Show More

Show Less

How To Become A Model/Sales Associate

Typically, there are no formal education requirements for retail sales workers. Most receive on-the-job training, which usually lasts a few days to a few months.

Education

Although retail or parts sales positions usually have no formal education requirements, some employers prefer applicants who have a high school diploma or equivalent, especially employers who sell technical products or “big-ticket” items, such as electronics or cars.

Training

Most retail sales workers receive on-the-job training, which usually lasts a few days to a few months. In small stores, an experienced employee often trains newly hired workers. In large stores, training programs are more formal and usually conducted over several days.

During training sessions, topics often include customer service, security, the store’s policies and procedures, and how to operate the cash register.

Depending on the type of product they are selling, employees may be given additional specialized training. For example, salespersons working in cosmetics get instruction on the types of products the store offers and for whom the cosmetics would be most beneficial. Likewise, those who sell computers may be instructed on the technical differences between computer products.

Because providing exceptional service to customers is a priority for many employers, employees often get periodic training to update and refine their skills.

Advancement

Retail sales workers typically have opportunities to advance to supervisory or managerial positions. Some employers want candidates for managerial positions to have a college degree.

As sales workers gain experience and seniority, they often move into positions that have greater responsibility and may be given their choice of departments in which to work. This opportunity often means moving to positions with higher potential earnings and commissions. The highest earnings potential usually involves selling “big-ticket” items—such as cars, jewelry, furniture, and electronics. These positions often require workers with extensive knowledge of the product and an excellent talent for persuasion.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. Retail sales workers must be responsive to the wants and needs of customers. They should explain the product options available to customers and make appropriate recommendations.

Interpersonal skills. A friendly and outgoing personality is important for these workers because the job requires almost constant interaction with people. 

Math skills. Retail sales workers must have the ability to calculate price totals, discounts, and change owed to customers.

Persistence. A large number of attempted sales may not be successful, so sales workers should not be discouraged easily. They must start each new sales attempt with a positive attitude.

Selling skills. Retail sales workers must be persuasive when interacting with customers. They must clearly and effectively explain the benefits of the merchandise.

Show More

Show Less

Do you work as a Model/Sales Associate?

Model/Sales Associate Jobs

NO RESULTS

Aw snap, no jobs found.

Add To My Jobs

Model/Sales Associate Career Paths

Model/Sales Associate
Crew Member Technician Specialist
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Team Member Technician Account Manager
Area Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Specialist Operations Manager General Manager
Area Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Key Holder Home Health Aid Front Desk Agent
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Service Technician Operations Manager
Business Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Pharmacist Technician Instructor General Manager
Center Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Hostess Office Manager General Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Barista Specialist Account Manager
District Sales Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Key Holder Delivery Driver Sales Consultant
Internet Sales Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Pharmacist Technician Service Representative Sales Manager
Market Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Front Desk Agent Sales Coordinator District Sales Manager
Merchandising Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Team Member Security Officer Account Manager
Regional Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Maintenance Technician Operations Manager
Regional Sales Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Waitress/Hostess Delivery Driver Account Manager
Relationship Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Barista Office Manager Account Manager
Sales Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Specialist Account Manager Account Executive
Sales/Marketing
5 Yearsyrs
Hostess Specialist Account Manager
Senior Account Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Front Desk Agent Assistant General Manager Co-Manager
Store Leader
5 Yearsyrs
Crew Member General Manager Account Executive
Territory Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Waitress/Hostess Home Health Aid Instructor
Training Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Show More

Do you work as a Model/Sales Associate?

Help others decide if this is a good career for them

Average Length of Employment
Retail Sales Clerk 2.2 years
Sales Clerk 2.0 years
Sales Associate 1.6 years
Cashier/Sales 1.6 years
Sales Assoc 1.6 years
Associate Retailer 1.4 years
Top Employers Before
Cashier 12.3%
Internship 8.7%
Hostess 7.2%
Volunteer 5.5%
Server 4.8%
Waitress 2.5%
Teller 2.4%
Leader 1.8%
Top Employers After
Server 8.3%
Cashier 8.0%
Internship 5.9%
Hostess 4.8%
Waitress 3.3%
Associate 3.1%
Manager 2.6%
Volunteer 2.6%
Teller 2.4%
Nanny 2.3%

Do you work as a Model/Sales Associate?

Model/Sales Associate Demographics

Gender

Female

59.3%

Male

38.0%

Unknown

2.7%
Ethnicity

White

55.6%

Hispanic or Latino

20.1%

Black or African American

10.5%

Asian

9.8%

Unknown

4.0%
Show More
Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

50.5%

French

8.6%

Chinese

7.6%

Mandarin

6.6%

German

3.0%

Italian

2.5%

Vietnamese

2.0%

Hindi

2.0%

Cantonese

2.0%

Arabic

2.0%

Korean

1.5%

Armenian

1.5%

Russian

1.5%

Tagalog

1.5%

Portuguese

1.5%

Japanese

1.5%

Swahili

1.0%

Hmong

1.0%

Somali

1.0%

Filipino

1.0%
Show More

Model/Sales Associate Education

Schools

University of Central Florida

9.1%

Florida State University

9.1%

University of South Florida

6.9%

Miami Dade College

5.7%

College of Southern Nevada

5.7%

Valencia College

5.1%

Glendale Community College

4.6%

Virginia Commonwealth University

4.6%

University of Massachusetts Amherst

4.6%

Florida International University

4.6%

University of North Texas

4.0%

Michigan State University

4.0%

San Diego Mesa College

4.0%

University of California - Irvine

4.0%

Middle Tennessee State University

4.0%

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

4.0%

University of Tampa

4.0%

Florida Gulf Coast University

4.0%

University of Houston

4.0%

Montclair State University

4.0%
Show More
Majors

Business

17.8%

Psychology

11.7%

Communication

8.2%

Nursing

6.3%

Marketing

6.2%

Biology

5.3%

Kinesiology

4.8%

Criminal Justice

4.5%

Graphic Design

4.0%

Specialized Sales And Merchandising

3.9%

Political Science

3.6%

General Studies

3.1%

Accounting

3.0%

Liberal Arts

2.7%

Management

2.7%

English

2.7%

Finance

2.6%

Sociology

2.4%

Health Care Administration

2.3%

Public Relations

2.3%
Show More
Degrees

Bachelors

45.7%

Other

37.1%

Associate

10.3%

Masters

3.6%

Certificate

1.7%

Diploma

0.7%

License

0.5%

Doctorate

0.4%
Show More

Job type you want
Full Time
Part Time
Internship
Temporary

How Would You Rate The Salary Of a Model/Sales Associate?

Have you worked as a Model/Sales Associate? Help other job seekers by rating your experience as a Model/Sales Associate.

Top Skills for A Model/Sales Associate

Show More

  1. Store Shelves
  2. Customer Service
  3. Loss
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Modeled clothing * Provided exceptional customer service * Assisted in stocking merchandise and inventory control
  • Trained regularly for upcoming promotions, and memorized/utilized recovery statements to prevent loss protection and shrink.
  • Organized the sales floor and promoted merchandise Assisted clients with details on the merchandise Controlled the fitting room in an organized manner
  • Advertised the A&F merchandise while greeting customers.
  • Communicated with customers to establish great customer satisfaction, managed the register and stock

How Would You Rate Working As a Model/Sales Associate?

Are you working as a Model/Sales Associate? Help us rate Model/Sales Associate as a Career.

Rank:

Average Salary:

Top 10 Best States for Model/Sales Associates

  1. New Jersey
  2. Delaware
  3. New York
  4. North Dakota
  5. Vermont
  6. Rhode Island
  7. New Hampshire
  8. Hawaii
  9. Washington
  10. Maine
  • (3,593 jobs)
  • (426 jobs)
  • (5,112 jobs)
  • (253 jobs)
  • (214 jobs)
  • (379 jobs)
  • (923 jobs)
  • (462 jobs)
  • (1,925 jobs)
  • (507 jobs)

Top Model/Sales Associate Employers

Show More

Jobs From Top Model/Sales Associate Employers

Related to your recently viewed content