Shopkeeper or proprietor – wholesale/retail
- Examines quality of merchandise and ensures that effective use is made of advertising and display facilities.
- Authorises payment for supplies received and decides on vending price and credit terms.
- Maintains financial and other shop records and controls security arrangements for the premises.
- Ensures that adequate reserves of merchandise are held and orders new stock as required.
- Provides information about merchandise to staff and customers and ensures customer complaints are appropriately dealt with.
- Oversees staff training, rotas and the allocation of work.
- Determines staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term requirements.
- Defines the market position for the business, decides what to sell, forecasts demand and develops the brand image of the business.
Typical Education Level
Level 3 NVQ; A Levels
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 33% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for shopkeeper or proprietor – wholesale/retail is £23,005
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 2,320. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for shopkeeper or proprietor – wholesale/retail roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £23,005 per year. That is about £1,917 per month or £11.80 per hour. New workers generally start on £14,789, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £45,698
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 2,320 people are employed in the region.