Retail salespersons

National Occupation Code (NOC): 6421  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Retail salespersons sell, rent or lease a range of technical and non-technical goods and services directly to consumers. They are employed by stores and other retail businesses, as well as wholesale businesses that sell on a retail basis to the public.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Aluminum Products Salesperson - Retail
  • Aluminum Siding Salesperson - Retail
  • Appliance Salesperson - Retail
  • Art Sales Consultant - Retail
  • Art Salesperson
  • Audio Equipment Consultant - Retail
  • Audio Equipment Salesperson
  • Audio Equipment Salesperson - Retail
  • Automobile Accessories Salesperson - Retail
  • Automobile Leasing Agent
  • Automobile Leasing Representative
  • Automobile Sales Representative - Retail
  • Automobile Salesperson
  • Automobile-rental Counter Representative
  • Automotives Sales Consultant
  • Bakery Clerk
  • Bakery Counter Clerk
  • Bakery Goods Sales Clerk
  • Beer Store Sales Clerk
  • Bicycle Salesperson - Retail
  • Boat And Marine Equipment Salesperson - Retail
  • Book Salesperson - Retail
  • Bookseller
  • Bookstore Clerk - Retail
  • Bouquet Salesperson
  • Bridal Sales Consultant - Retail
  • Bud Expert - Cannabis
  • Budtender - Cannabis
  • Building Supplies Salesperson - Retail
  • Butcher Shop Clerk
  • Cable Television Service Salesperson
  • Cable-TV And Pay-TV Sales Representative
  • Camera Equipment Salesperson - Retail
  • Camera Salesperson - Retail
  • Cannabis Consultant
  • Cannabis Educator
  • Car Leasing Representative
  • Car Rental Agent
  • Car Rental Clerk
  • Car Sales Representative - Retail
  • Car Salesperson - Retail
  • Card Shop Clerk
  • Car-rental Counter Representative
  • Children's Clothing Sales Clerk
  • Children's Wear Sales Clerk
  • Children's Wear Salesperson - Retail
  • China And Crystal Salesperson - Retail
  • Clock Shop Clerk
  • Clothing Salesperson
  • Clothing Salesperson - Retail
  • Commissioned Salesperson - Retail
  • Compact Disc Sales Clerk
  • Computer Salesperson - Retail
  • Confectionery Sales Clerk
  • Convenience Store Clerk
  • Corner Store Clerk
  • Cosmetics Salesperson - Retail
  • Counter Clerk - Retail
  • Counter Clerk, Meats
  • Counter Representative, Car Rental
  • Custom Drapery Salesperson - Retail
  • Customer Service Sales Clerk
  • Deli Counter Clerk - Food Store
  • Delicatessen Clerk - Retail
  • Delicatessen Meat Salesperson - Retail
  • Department Store Clerk
  • Drapery And Upholstery Salesperson - Retail
  • Drugstore Clerk
  • Education Courses Salesperson
  • Electronics Salesperson - Retail
  • Exercise Equipment Consultant - Retail
  • Fabric Salesperson - Retail
  • Film Counter Clerk
  • Film Rental Clerk
  • Fish Market Salesperson
  • Fish Shop Salesperson
  • Floor Coverings Salesperson - Retail
  • Florist - Retail
  • Florist Salesperson
  • Florist Shop Salesperson
  • Food Preparer - Grocery Store
  • Food Store Clerk - Retail
  • Footwear Salesperson - Retail
  • Framing Sales Consultant - Retail
  • Fruit Seller
  • Fur Salesperson - Retail
  • Furniture And Appliances Salesperson - Retail
  • Furniture Sales Consultant - Retail
  • Furniture Salesperson
  • Furniture Salesperson - Retail
  • Garden Supplies Sales Clerk
  • Garments And Other Textile Products Sales Representative - Retail
  • Gift Shop Clerk
  • Greeting Cards Sales Clerk
  • Hardware Salesperson - Retail
  • Hardware Store Clerk
  • Hardware Store Clerk - Retail
  • Hearing Aid Sales Consultant - Retail
  • Hearing Aid Salesperson - Retail
  • Hobby Shop Salesperson
  • Hospital Television Rental Attendant
  • House Trailer Salesperson - Retail
  • Household Appliance Salesperson - Retail
  • Housewares Salesperson - Retail
  • Hunting Guns Salesperson - Retail
  • Jewellery Salesperson
  • Jewellery Salesperson - Retail
  • Kiosk Sales Clerk
  • Lawn And Garden Supplies Salesperson - Retail
  • Leather Goods Salesperson - Retail
  • Lighting Appliance Salesperson - Retail
  • Lighting Salesperson - Retail
  • Liquor Store Sales Clerk
  • Lottery Kiosk Clerk
  • Lottery Sales Representative - Retail
  • Magazine Salesperson - Retail
  • Magazine Shop Clerk
  • Meat Counter Clerk
  • Memorial Salesperson - Retail
  • Men's Clothing Sales Clerk
  • Men's Clothing Salesperson - Retail
  • Men's Wear Sales Clerk
  • Mobile Home Salesperson - Retail
  • Motor Vehicle Leasing Representative - Retail
  • Motor Vehicle Salesperson - Retail
  • Motorcycle Salesperson - Retail
  • Musical Instruments And Supplies Salesperson - Retail
  • Newsstand Clerk
  • Office Equipment Salesperson - Retail
  • Orthopedic Shoes Salesperson - Retail
  • Paint Salesperson - Retail
  • Pastry Sales Clerk
  • Personal Computer Salesperson - Retail
  • Pet Store Salesperson
  • Pharmacy Clerk
  • Photographic Equipment And Supplies Salesperson - Retail
  • Photographic Studio Clerk
  • Picture Framing Consultant - Retail
  • Record Shop Sales Clerk
  • Record Shop Salesperson
  • Record Store Sales Clerk
  • Record Store Salesperson
  • Recreational Equipment Rental-shop Attendant
  • Recreational Equipment Salesperson - Retail
  • Rental Agent - Retail
  • Rental Clerk - Retail
  • Rental Counter Representative
  • Retail Sales Associate
  • Retail Sales Clerk
  • Retail Sales Representative
  • Retail Salesperson
  • Sales Advisor - Retail
  • Sales And Rental Clerk
  • Sales Assistant
  • Sales Associate
  • Sales Associate - Retail
  • Sales Clerk
  • Sales Consultant - Retail
  • Sales Consultant - Retirement Homes
  • Sales Greeter
  • Sales Order Clerk
  • Sales Promotion Clerk
  • Sales Representative - Retail
  • Salesperson - Retail
  • Scrap Metal Salesperson
  • Seafood Counter Clerk
  • Seafood Sales Clerk
  • Seafood Sales Clerk - Retail
  • Sewing Machine Salesperson - Retail
  • Shoe Salesperson - Retail
  • Shop Clerk
  • Silverware Salesperson - Retail
  • Skate Shop Attendant
  • Ski Shop Retail Clerk
  • Smoke Shop Clerk
  • Sporting Goods Rental-shop Attendant
  • Sporting Goods Salesperson - Retail
  • Storage Facility Leasing Clerk
  • Storage Facility Rental Clerk
  • Storage Space Rental Clerk
  • Store Clerk
  • Supermarket Meat Clerk
  • Telephone Equipment Salesperson - Retail
  • Television Cable Service Salesperson
  • Television Salesperson - Retail
  • Tire Salesperson - Retail
  • Tobacco Product Clerk
  • Tobacco Shop Clerk
  • Tool And Equipment Rental Clerk
  • Toy Store Salesperson
  • Training Course Salesperson
  • Travelling Salesperson - Retail
  • Truck Leasing Representative
  • Truck Rental Clerk
  • Truck Salesperson
  • Upholstery And Furniture Repair Salesperson
  • Used-car Salesperson - Retail
  • Video Equipment Salesperson - Retail
  • Video Rental Clerk
  • Wallpaper Salesperson - Retail
  • Watch Sales Clerk
  • Watch Salesperson - Retail
  • Wearing Apparel Salesperson - Retail
  • Wine Store Sales Clerk
  • Women's Clothing Sales Clerk
  • Women's Wear Sales Clerk
  • Yard Goods Salesperson - Retail
  • Audio Equipment Salesperson
  • Automobile Salesperson
  • Car Rental Agent
  • Clothing Salesperson
  • Computer Salesperson - Retail
  • Counter Clerk - Retail
  • Department Store Clerk
  • Furniture Salesperson
  • Hardware Store Clerk
  • Jewellery Salesperson
  • Retail Sales Associate
  • Retail Sales Clerk
  • Retail Salesperson
  • Sales Consultant - Retirement Homes
  • Car Sales
  • Cars Salesperson
  • Key Leader
  • Furniture Salesperson
  • Service Desk Associate
  • Sales & Leasing Consultant - Automotive Sales
  • Sales And Leasing Consultant
  • Internet Sales Specialist - Rose City Ford
  • Internet Sales Specialist
  • Fulfillment Associate
  • Fashion Associate
  • Retail Stock Associate
  • Full Time Retail Sales Specialist
  • Part Time Retail Sales Specialist
  • Retail Sales Specialist
  • Customer Sales Representative
  • Tire Sales
  • Lot Associate
  • Overnight Freight Team Associate
  • Customer Assistant
  • Team Lead
  • Donor Greeter Goodwill Industries
  • People Greeter
  • Store Standards Associate
  • Store Seasonal
  • Store Sales Specialist
  • Appliances Sales Specialist
  • Appliances Sales
  • New And Pre Owned Vehicle Sales Representative
  • Self-Checkout Attendant
  • Customer Experience Salesfloor Associate
  • Customer Experience Sales Floor Associate
  • Sales Representative - Bike Crew
  • Sales Floor Colleague
  • INSTORE PRODUCT DEMONSTRATORS
  • Deli Clerk
  • Clerk Seafood
  • Store Lead
  • Store Associate
  • Automotive Sales Representative
  • Retail Associate
  • Mystery Shopper

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for retail salespersons.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree $8,904
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $15,043
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $19,122
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $18,441
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level $15,918
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $14,744
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $15,366
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Sex

The following table details median income by sex for retail salespersons.

Sex Median Income
Male $15,366
Female $19,366
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (133 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for retail salespersons.

$27,300.00
Lowest Observed
$120,000.00
Highest Observed
$27,300.00
25th Percentile
$34,550.49
Average
$29,250.00
Median
$35,100.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for retail salespersons

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 3,160
25 to 34 years 1,495
35 to 44 years 960
45 to 54 years 1,485
55 to 64 years 1,645
65 to 74 years 620
75 years and over 75
Total 9,435
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for retail salespersons. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 6,660
Part Time 3,175
Total 9,835
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Sex

This chart outlines regional employment participation by sex for retail salespersons. Hover over a pie section to see the associated sex, or refer to the table below.

Sex Employed Individuals
Male 3,590
Female 5,845
Total 9,435
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for retail salespersons. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 8,955
Self Employed 480
Total 9,435
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for retail salespersons. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 8,845
Unemployed 590
Total 9,435
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for retail salespersons. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 1,245
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 4,600
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 475
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 2,115
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 180
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 1,220
Total 9,835
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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