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Counter and Retail Clerks

Overview

Counter and retail clerks work as intermediaries between the general public and businesses that provide goods and services. They take orders and receive payments for such services as automobile rentals, sports equipment rentals, and laundry and dry cleaning. They often assist customers with their purchasing or rental decisions, especially when sales personnel are not available. These workers might also prepare billing statements, keep records of receipts and sales, and balance money in their cash registers. There are approximately 447,050 counter and retail clerks working in the United States.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $50,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Conventional

Helpful

Realistic

Career Ladder
Store Manager

Salesperson

Counter/Retail Clerk

Cashier

Attendant

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