Demand 5 / 5


Retail Salespersons

Sell merchandise, such as furniture, motor vehicles, appliances, or apparel to consumers.

Also known as

Customer Assistant, Sales Person, Sales Associate, Salesman, Clerk, Sales Consultant, Retail Salesperson, Sales Representative, Car Salesman, Sales Clerk


The typical education required for this career in Minnesota is:
Less than high school



Demand 5 / 5
10-Year Growth -4.3%
10-Year Openings 123,614


People in this occupation tend to earn between $11.34 to $16.02 per hour

Cost of Living

A typical family with two adults - working a combined 60 hours per week - with one child at home needs to earn $18.20 per hour per worker to meet their basic needs.

Daily Work Activities

  • Gather customer or product information to determine customer needs.
  • Greet customers, patrons, or visitors.
  • Recommend products or services to customers.
  • Maintain records of sales or other business transactions.
  • Calculate costs of goods or services.

Licensing Information

The state of Minnesota may require a license to work in this career.

Certification Information

Some employers may require an occupational certification to work in this career.

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