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Occupational Report for Retail Salespersons (41-2031) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

Sell merchandise, such as furniture, motor vehicles, appliances, or apparel to consumers. Excludes "Cashiers" (41-2011).

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Retail Salespersons
Employment Outlook for Retail Salespersons
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2012 was much larger than the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be much higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at about the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist.

Data Sources and Limitations
Current Employment Department Job Openings for Retail Salespersons There are 566 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Pernod Ricard Retail Account Specialist (RAS) Medford OR 7/30/14 Medford
3728-SEASONAL SALES ASSOCIATE-SEA 7/30/14 Beaverton
3779-SEASONAL SALES ASSOCIATE-SEA 7/30/14 Beaverton
PT MAESTRO UNDER 7/30/14 Beaverton
Specialist 7/30/14 Beaverton
Specialist 7/30/14 Beaverton
3772 PT SALES ASSOCIATE PTO 7/30/14 Beaverton
Hurley Kissimmee Seasonal Sales Associate 7/30/14 Beaverton
059 ACCTG\ADMIN ASST RPT 7/30/14 Beaverton
3728 SEASONAL SALES ASSOCIATE SEA 7/30/14 Beaverton
Specialist 7/30/14 Beaverton
3779 SEASONAL SALES ASSOCIATE SEA 7/30/14 Beaverton
Specialist 7/30/14 Beaverton
Macy's Washington Square, Tigard, OR: Retail Cosmetics Sales - Beauty Advisor Clinique, Part Time 7/30/14 Tigard
Pharmacy Salesperson 7/29/14 Bend
Retail Sales Consultant Salem OR 7/29/14 Salem
Retail Sales Consultant Eugene OR 7/29/14 Eugene
Retail Sales Consultant Salem OR 7/29/14 Salem
Retail Sales - Cosmetics Artistry - Downtown Portland 7/29/14 Portland
Macy's Lloyd Center, Portland, OR: Retail Cosmetics Sales - Beauty Advisor Lancome, Part Time 7/29/14 Portland
HVAC Sales 7/28/14 Eugene $2,000/mo DOE
Part Time Retail Associate 7/28/14 North Bend $9.10/hr
Consultative Sales- Consumer Electronics job in PORTLAND 7/27/14 Portland
Retail Wireless Consultant - Full Time Bend, OR 7/27/14 Bend
Consultative Sales- Consumer Electronics 7/27/14 Portland
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Job Openings from the Web for Retail Salespersons The following job openings have been automatically extracted from various sites across the Web. These links are provided as supplemental resources. However, the Employment Department cannot validate these openings nor endorse any of these external sites. Some of these jobs may no longer be open. In some cases, a single opening may be posted on multiple sites.

There are 855 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
Retail Sales Consultant 7/29/14 McMinnville AT&T Retail
Temporary Retail Sales - Accessories/Handbags/Jewelry/At Home - Lloyd Center 7/29/14 Portland Nordstrom
Temporary Retail Sales - Women's Apparel - Lloyd Center 7/29/14 Portland Nordstrom
Macy's Lloyd Center Portland OR: Retail Cosmetics Sales - Beauty Advisor-Lancome Full Time 7/29/14 Portland Macy's
PT Sales Associate- Sears Home Services- Springfield OR 7/28/14 Springfield Sears
Customer Service & Sales 7/28/14 Salem Kelly's Home Center
*Retail Sales Associate* 7/28/14 Keizer T-Mobile
Retail Sales Associate 7/28/14 Beaverton T-Mobile
Sales / Customer Service - Part Time / Full Time - Summer Work 7/28/14 Beaverton Vector Marketing
*Retail Sales Associate Bilingual - Vietnamese* 7/28/14 Portland T-Mobile
Sprint Retail Sales 7/28/14 Portland Sprint Corporation
Retail Sales Associate 7/28/14 Portland World Duty Free Inc.
Sales Associate 7/28/14 Portland Comcast Cable
Apparel Sales Associate Washington Square Mall #342 7/28/14 Portland Dick's Sporting Goods
Retail Sales - Cosmetics Artistry - Downtown Portland 7/28/14 Portland Nordstrom
Sales Representative (Part Time) - Mosaic/Samsung Program OR PORTLAND - 9739 NE CASCADES PKWY 7/28/14 Portland Acosta Sales & Marketing
Seasonal Retail Stock Merchandising Part Time Morning 5am-2pm - Hillsboro OR - The Streets Of Tanasbourne Macy's 7/28/14 Hillsboro Macy's
Sprint Retail Sales Job 7/28/14 Eugene Sprint
Retail Sales Consultant Gresham OR 7/28/14 Gresham AT&T Retail
Sales Consultant 7/28/14 Newberg Ameriplan
Seasonal Retail Stock Merchandising Part Time Evening 2pm-11pm - Roseburg OR - Roseburg Valley Macy's 7/28/14 Roseburg Macy's
Sprint Retail Sales 7/28/14 Tigard Sprint Corporation
FOOTWEAR SALES ASSOCIATE 7/28/14 Lake Oswego Dick's Sporting Goods
Retail Stock Associate - Woodburn OR (Woodburn) Job 7/28/14 Woodburn Oakley
Retail Sales Associate 7/27/14 Milwaukie Harbor Freight Tools
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State of Oregon License Information for Retail Salespersons No statewide license is required for this occupation.
Wages for Retail Salespersons
Region ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Note: This occupation has a large share of part-time workers.
Annual wages for occupations with a large share of part-time workers may overstate actual income.
Oregon Statewide $9.27 $9.56 $11.10 $13.95 $18.31 $12.80 $26,624
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 9.34 9.73 11.09 13.45 18.46 12.49 25,980
Multnomah / Washington 9.30 9.65 11.23 14.29 18.87 13.11 27,283
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 9.29 9.71 11.41 14.67 19.40 13.10 27,251
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 9.21 9.40 10.45 12.29 15.39 11.87 24,704
Lane 9.24 9.45 10.83 13.93 19.87 13.15 27,351
Douglas 9.20 9.32 10.00 12.85 15.09 11.60 24,122
Coos / Curry 9.37 9.95 11.84 13.92 15.82 12.53 26,060
Jackson / Josephine 9.28 9.57 11.72 14.07 17.24 12.89 26,815
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 9.17 9.34 10.72 14.20 17.74 12.33 25,645
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 9.26 9.53 10.84 13.16 17.01 12.15 25,279
Klamath / Lake 9.23 9.36 9.65 11.33 14.10 10.92 22,713
Morrow / Umatilla 9.26 9.50 10.58 11.95 15.19 11.93 24,817
Grant / Harney / Malheur 9.22 9.39 10.07 12.31 14.79 11.31 23,519
Clackamas 9.30 9.70 11.28 13.92 17.50 12.59 26,186
Data Sources and Limitations
Regional Employment Projections for Retail Salespersons
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 55,158 62,553 7,395 13.4% 740 1,887 2,627
Multnomah / Washington 22,107 25,386 3,279 14.8% 328 756 1,084
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 6,158 6,998 840 13.6% 84 211 295
Lane 5,180 5,912 732 14.1% 73 177 250
Clackamas 5,128 5,994 866 16.9% 87 175 262
Jackson / Josephine 3,682 4,115 433 11.8% 43 126 169
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 3,139 3,604 465 14.8% 46 107 153
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 3,116 3,522 406 13.0% 41 107 148
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 1,534 1,725 191 12.5% 19 52 71
Douglas 1,109 1,267 158 14.2% 16 38 54
Coos / Curry 988 1,055 67 6.8% 7 34 41
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 789 943 154 19.5% 15 27 42
Morrow / Umatilla 726 823 97 13.4% 10 25 35
Klamath / Lake 723 805 82 11.3% 8 25 33
Grant / Harney / Malheur 567 626 59 10.4% 6 19 25
Baker / Union / Wallowa 507 547 40 7.9% 4 17 21

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
Data Sources and Limitations
Industries of Employment for Retail Salespersons
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 55,158
Total All Industries Private 54,916
Manufacturing Private 633
Wholesale Trade Private 734
Retail Trade Private 50,007
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers Private 4,038
Automobile Dealers Private 2,803
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers Private 550
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores Private 685
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores Private 2,393
Furniture Stores Private 1,129
Home Furnishings Stores Private 1,264
Electronics and Appliance Stores Private 2,914
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers Private 5,025
Building Material and Supplies Dealers Private 4,469
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores Private 556
Food and Beverage Stores Private 2,811
Grocery Stores Private 1,729
Specialty Food Stores Private 598
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores Private 484
Health and Personal Care Stores Private 1,143
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores Private 10,838
Clothing Stores Private 8,134
Shoe Stores Private 1,736
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores Private 968
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores Private 5,364
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores Private 4,736
Book, Periodical, and Music Stores Private 628
General Merchandise Stores Private 11,013
Department Stores Private 4,596
Other General Merchandise Stores Private 6,417
Miscellaneous Store Retailers Private 4,107
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores Private 1,625
Used Merchandise Stores Private 906
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers Private 1,488
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Private 566
Administrative and Support Services Private 566
Health Care and Social Assistance Private 609
Social Assistance Private 556
Vocational Rehabilitation Services Private 489
Accommodation and Food Services Private 460
Educational Requirements for Retail Salespersons There are typically no educational requirements for this occupation. Those with a high school diploma or equivalent have a competitive advantage in the labor market. In addition, short-term on-the-job training is typically needed, once employed, to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation.
Skills for Retail Salespersons
  • Apply Merchandising Techniques
  • Apply Product Knowledge To Marketing Of Goods
  • Apply Telephone Communication As Sales Tool
  • Assemble Advertising Displays
  • Balance Cash And Receipts
  • Describe And Demonstrate Goods And Services
  • Follow Safety Procedures
  • Investigate And Resolve Customer Problems
  • Locate And Retrieve Merchandise From Storage
  • Manage Inventories And Supplies
  • Maneuver Heavy Objects
  • Obtain Information From Clients, Customers, Patients Or Others
  • Prepare Bank Deposits
  • Price Merchandise
  • Process Credit Or Debit Card Transactions
  • Process Records And Maintain Forms And Files
  • Provide Customer Service
  • Provide Customer Service Using Telephone
  • Receive Payments And Make Change
  • Sell Products
  • Stock, Organize And Clean Shelves
  • Understand Sales Contracts
  • Unpack, Inventory And Store Goods
  • Use Basic Mathematics
  • Use Cash Registers
  • Use Computers To Organize And Locate Parts And Inventory
  • Use Electronic Scanners
  • Use Inventory Control Procedures
  • Use Pos (Point Of Service) Computers
  • Use Sales Techniques
  • Weigh And Package Products
  • Work As A Team Member
Schools and Training Providers for Retail Salespersons No programs of training are associated with this occupation.
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Retail Salespersons These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Chemeketa Community College
Clackamas Community College
Clatsop Community College
Columbia Gorge Community College
Lane Community College
Portland Community College
Rogue Community College
Tillamook Bay Community College
Treasure Valley Community College
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Retail Salespersons matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
Occupation Skill Overlap
Parts Salespersons 54%
Counter And Rental Clerks 53%
Sales And Related Workers, All Other 44%
Cashiers 36%
Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News And Street Vendors, And Related Workers 33%
Stock Clerks And Order Fillers 32%
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 30%