Whether renting videotapes or air compressors, dropping off clothes to be dry-cleaned or appliances to be serviced, we rely on COUNTER/RENTAL CLERKS to handle these transactions efficiently. Although specific duties vary by establishment, counter and rental clerks help customers and answer questions about cost and product availability, and rental plans. They take orders, figure the cost, take payments, and accept returns. They may also sell some items.
Salary, Size & Growth
- $26,000 average per year ($12.50 per hour)
- A large occupation (414,700 workers in 2010)
- Expected to grow slowly (0.3% per year)
Most employers prefer to hire COUNTER/RENTAL CLERKS who have at least a high school diploma. Most clerks are trained on the job. Counter/rental clerks do not need a license or certificate.