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Working As A Staff 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

  • $66,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Staff 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.

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How To Become A Staff 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.

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Staff Associate Career Paths

Staff Associate
Office Assistant Executive Assistant Office Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Office Assistant Executive Assistant Assistant Manager
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Office Assistant Teacher Consultant
General Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Executive Assistant Office Manager Account Manager
Senior Account Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Consultant Manager Store Manager
Branch Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Consultant Manager
Service Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Licensed Practical Nurse Registered Nurse Supervisor Supervisor
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Licensed Practical Nurse Senior Technician Specialist Manager
Finance Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Licensed Practical Nurse Team Leader Office Manager
Business Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Staff Accountant Accountant Owner
Co-Owner
6 Yearsyrs
Staff Accountant Accountant Assistant Manager
Center Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Staff Accountant Senior Accountant Chief Finance Officer
Chief Operating Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Assistant Account Executive General Manager
Managing Partner
9 Yearsyrs
Assistant Account Executive Store Manager
Business Owner
6 Yearsyrs
Assistant Technician Maintenance Supervisor
Facilities Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Substitute Teacher Specialist Account Executive
Relationship Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Substitute Teacher Administrator Owner
Founder And Chief Executive Officer
7 Yearsyrs
Substitute Teacher Adjunct Professor Owner
Owner And Founder
6 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Officer Program Manager
Associate Director
8 Yearsyrs
Program Assistant Legal Secretary Business Owner
Entrepreneur
5 Yearsyrs
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Staff Associate Demographics

Gender

Female

50.8%

Male

36.6%

Unknown

12.6%
Ethnicity

White

60.3%

Hispanic or Latino

16.1%

Black or African American

11.9%

Asian

8.0%

Unknown

3.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

55.2%

French

10.4%

Russian

5.6%

Portuguese

4.0%

Mandarin

3.2%

German

3.2%

Chinese

2.4%

Japanese

2.4%

Vietnamese

1.6%

Indonesian

1.6%

Ukrainian

1.6%

Italian

1.6%

Hebrew

1.6%

Icelandic

0.8%

Korean

0.8%

Malay

0.8%

Cantonese

0.8%

Filipino

0.8%

Hokkien

0.8%

Carrier

0.8%
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Staff Associate Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

13.3%

University of Miami

10.5%

University of Kentucky

8.1%

Columbia University

6.3%

Miami Dade College

6.0%

University of Florida

5.3%

Pace University - New York

4.2%

Ohio State University

3.9%

Texas A&M University

3.9%

University of Houston

3.9%

Florida International University

3.9%

University of Maryland - University College

3.9%

George Washington University

3.5%

Auburn University

3.5%

James Madison University

3.5%

Pennsylvania State University

3.5%

Strayer University

3.5%

University of San Francisco

3.2%

University of South Florida

3.2%

George Mason University

3.2%
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Majors

Business

25.1%

Accounting

15.2%

Nursing

7.4%

Psychology

5.1%

Health Care Administration

4.3%

Criminal Justice

4.1%

Communication

4.0%

Finance

3.8%

Marketing

3.1%

General Studies

2.9%

English

2.9%

Political Science

2.9%

Management

2.7%

Education

2.6%

Human Resources Management

2.5%

Law

2.5%

Computer Science

2.3%

Kinesiology

2.3%

Social Work

2.2%

Biology

2.2%
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Degrees

Bachelors

40.0%

Masters

22.3%

Other

17.8%

Associate

9.2%

Certificate

4.3%

Doctorate

3.8%

Diploma

1.7%

License

1.0%
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Average Yearly Salary
$66,000
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$31,000
Min 10%
$66,000
Median 50%
$66,000
Median 50%
$66,000
Median 50%
$66,000
Median 50%
$66,000
Median 50%
$66,000
Median 50%
$66,000
Median 50%
$139,000
Max 90%
Highest Paying City
Haverhill, MA
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Avg Experience Level
3.1 years
How much does a Staff Associate make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Staff Associate in the United States is $66,161 per year or $32 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $31,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $139,000.

Real Staff Associate Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Associate Staff Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, OH Jan 10, 2016 $205,000
Associate Staff Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, OH Oct 01, 2013 $190,000
Senior Staff Associatae Columbia University NY Feb 25, 2016 $114,520
Senior Staff Associate Columbia University NY Oct 01, 2014 $112,000
Senior Staff Associate Columbia University NY Feb 13, 2015 $109,019
Administrative Staff Associate (Financial Systems Manager) Research Foundation of The State University of New York Stony Brook, NY Aug 30, 2013 $105,510
Administrative Staff Associate (Financial Systems Research Foundation of The State University of New Stony Brook, NY Aug 30, 2013 $105,510
Senior Staff Associate Columbia University New York, NY Jun 01, 2015 $100,000
Senior Staff Associate Columbia University NY Apr 01, 2013 $92,700
Senior Staff Associate Columbia University New York, NY Jan 05, 2016 $92,700
Senior Staff Associate Columbia University New York, NY May 01, 2013 $90,000
Senior Staff Associate Columbia University New York, NY Feb 11, 2015 $87,550
Senior Staff Associate Columbia University New York, NY May 01, 2013 $85,000
Senior Staff Associate Columbia University New York, NY Jan 05, 2016 $85,000
Staff Associate Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP Norwalk, CT May 12, 2016 $68,000
Staff Associate Columbia University New York, NY May 08, 2016 $65,957
Staff Associate Columbia University New York, NY Jan 06, 2016 $65,935
Staff Associate The Ohio State University Columbus, OH Apr 03, 2013 $65,004
Staff/Associate Veterinarian Shoals Area Veterinary Emergency Hospital P.C. Florence, AL Nov 18, 2013 $65,000
Staff Associate Columbia University New York, NY Mar 05, 2015 $64,015
Senior Staff Associate Columbia University New York, NY Jan 03, 2016 $63,000
Staff Associate F. S. Taylor & Associates, P.C. Washington, DC Sep 03, 2014 $53,498
Staff Associate Columbia University New York, NY Oct 17, 2014 $53,060
Staff Associate Friedman LLP Philadelphia, PA Jan 02, 2016 $53,000
Staff Associate Weill Cornell Medical College New York, NY Sep 15, 2015 $53,000
Tax Staff Associate Citrin Cooperman and Co. LLP Philadelphia, PA Aug 23, 2015 $53,000

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Top Skills for A Staff Associate

  1. Financial Statements
  2. Customer Service
  3. Data Entry
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  • Prepared financial statements by gathering and analyzing information provided by clients or generated in QuickBooks on-line.
  • Provide great customer service and develop professional relationships with staff and returning donors.
  • Performed a variety of administrative and operational duties to include data entry, accounting support and candidate screening.
  • Worked with client personnel to obtain appropriate audit evidence - Tested material financial statement accounts for accuracy and documented findings
  • Maintained and ensured accurate and timely processing of payroll accounts for clients within fast-paced environment.

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Top 10 Best States for Staff Associates

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  2. North Dakota
  3. Maine
  4. Rhode Island
  5. New Hampshire
  6. Vermont
  7. Hawaii
  8. Connecticut
  9. Washington
  10. Wyoming
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