How to Hire a Sales Clerk

Does your growing business need a Sales Clerk? Sales Clerks handle the day-to-day needs of your store front.

Here are some tips to help you find great Sales Clerk candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Sales Clerks search for Jobs on Indeed*


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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $10.92 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$18.10 hourly
  • Find more information on Indeed Salary

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Sales Clerk?

The need for new staff can affect both your existing team and your bottom line. A great Sales Clerk hire can help your business:

• Process customer sales transactions
• Upsell customers on relevant items or special sales
• Make notes on inventory, customer reactions, and new tips for sales

Skills to look for in a great Sales Clerk

A great Sales Clerk candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• High school education
• Retail experience
• Excellent customer service style
• Flexible work availability
• Sales knowledge
• Clean and organized

Writing a Sale Clerk job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified Sales Clerk candidates. A Sales Clerk job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Sales Clerk jobs, such as:

• Sales Clerk
• Sales Support Specialist
• Retail Associate

Interviewing Sales Clerk candidates

Strong candidates for Sales Clerk positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Their ability to manage inventory and keep products in stock
• Listening to customer needs and offering solutions
• Setting and achieving retail sales goals

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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