Salaries of 10 Jobs in the Retail Industry

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Do you work in the retail industry? If you’re curious about various roles in the retail space and how much employees in these kind of roles earn on average, you’ve come to the right place.

Using Salary.com data, we provided the average salaries of 10 jobs in the retail industry. We also provided job description summaries so you can determine if your skillset matches up:

1) Retail Cashier

What you’ll earn, on average: $22,735

What you’ll do: Maintain cash register and rings sales in accordance with established procedures. This person also processes returns, refunds, and exchanges, and closes out register by counting cash and reconciling cash balances against the register. This role may require a high school diploma or its equivalent.

2) Retail Store Operations Administrator

What you’ll earn, on average: $85,608

What you’ll do: Oversee store and home office communications. This person’s duties may also include payroll administration, overseeing new store openings, and contest planning and administration. This role may require a bachelor's or master's degree

3) Customer Service Representative

What you’ll earn, on average: $25,226

What you’ll do: Process orders, prepare correspondence, and fulfill customer needs to ensure customer satisfaction. This person may assist with purchases and returns. This role typically requires a high school diploma.

4) District Retail Sales Manager

What you’ll earn: $99,915

What you’ll do: Oversee retail stores operations of a given district to maximize sales and profitability. This person also defines policies and strategies to drive retail store sales. This role requires a bachelor's degree.

5) Retail Loss Prevention Auditor

What you’ll earn, on average: $45,993

What you’ll do: Perform analysis and review store accounting, inventory, and transaction data to detect issues and ensure that policies and programs to reduce loss are implemented. This role may require a bachelor's degree or its equivalent.

6) Retail Store Shift Supervisor

What you’ll earn, on average: $27,609

What you’ll do: Supervise the staff of a retail store during an assigned shift. This person also ensures customer needs are met, complaints are resolved, and service is quick and efficient. They also maintain store appearance and product presentation to company standards. This role requires a high school diploma.

7) Franchising Manager

What you’ll earn, on average: $115,496

What you’ll do: Develop franchising opportunities. This person also identifies potential franchisees through contacts within communities, and prequalifies potential franchisees prior to the application process. This role requires a bachelor's degree.

8) Visual Merchandiser

What you’ll earn, on average: $44,855

What you’ll do: Be responsible for visual presentation in a defined scope. This person also creates timely merchandise displays throughout store or defined area and creates an enjoyable, easy shopping experience for the customer to maximize revenue and customer satisfaction. This role may require a bachelor's degree.

9) Merchandise Planner

What you’ll earn, on average: $77,008

What you’ll do: Plan and forecast for future merchandise buys based on historical buys, reoccurring buys and current inventory levels. This person is also responsible for reviewing stock to sales ratios, responding to changing sales trends, and ensuring plan sales, plan markups, and plan markdowns are achieved by departments. This role  may require a bachelor's degree.

10) Retail Pricing Analyst

What you’ll earn, on average: $60,756

What you’ll do: Estimate merchandise overhead and develop ways to reduce costs. This person also analyzes historical cost data in order to provide more accurate cost estimates and communicates pricing information to associates. This role may require a bachelor's degree in area of specialty.

*Our salary data is constantly updated. Please use of Salary Wizard for the most recent salary projections.

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