Online Merchants

General Information

Description

Conduct retail activities of businesses operating exclusively online. May perform duties such as preparing business strategies, buying merchandise, managing inventory, implementing marketing activities, fulfilling and shipping online orders, and balancing financial records.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit65.52%
  2. Private, not for profit10.74%
  3. State and local government10.18%
  4. Federal government6.85%
  5. Self-employed6.55%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
  • Management of Companies and Enterprises
  • Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$63,710

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$94,800
$31,220
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 41%
  • High school 32%
  • Post-secondary certificate 12%
  • Some college 8%
  • Associate's degree 5%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Sales and Marketing
  • English Language
  • Clerical
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Computers and Electronics

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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