You can make a lot depending on how good you are. Up here I like to use the Harry Rosen pay structure to set a good example. Most of high end retail pays somewhat similar depending if you get paid an hourly or not.. Harry Rosen (a chain of high end men’s shops in Canada) pays 7% commission, and no hourly. If a sales person sells 1 million a year, the SA makes 70K a year. Most Harry Rosen locations have at least 1 - 2 Million dollar sellers per store. Not all commission structures are the same mind you, other stores work on commission levels where you can achieve higher commission rates depending on how much you sell. Personal shoppers generally sell a lot (well over a million a year in most cases), and good experienced sales people usually have enough clientele to sell well over half a million to a million or more a year. Selling takes time, you will not make a good income unless you put the time into developing clientele. This can take years. If you’re just interested in working here and there, working in high end retail has its perks, you get a pretty good discount after all.