Salary and Outlook
According to the US Department of Labor, there are 391,400 people employed as counter and rental clerks in
the United States.
The median annual salary is $31,330.
Entry level employees earn approximately $22,880 per year and senior employees earn approximately $50,830
Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.
- Greet customers and discuss the type, quality, and quantity of merchandise sought for rental.
- Answer telephones to provide information and receive orders.
- Inspect and adjust rental items to meet needs of customer.
- Prepare rental forms, obtaining customer signature and other information, such as required licenses.
- Rent items, arrange for provision of services to customers, and accept returns.
- Compute charges for merchandise or services and receive payments.
- Receive orders for services, such as rentals, repairs, dry cleaning, and storage.
- Explain rental fees, policies, and procedures.
- Provide information about rental items, such as availability, operation, or description.
- Advise customers on use and care of merchandise.
- Keep records of transactions and of the number of customers entering an establishment.
- Receive, examine, and tag articles to be altered, cleaned, stored, or repaired.
- Reserve items for requested times and keep records of items rented.
- Prepare merchandise for display or for purchase or rental.
- Recommend and provide advice on a wide variety of products and services.
- Allocate equipment to participants in sporting events or recreational activities.