The average Entry-Level Customer Service Sales Associate can expect to rake in roughly $10.33 per hour. The range in cash compensation to Entry-Level Customer Service Sales Associates (largely between $18K and $39K) includes potential earnings of $6K from bonuses, $11K from profit sharing, and commissions of $12K in exceptional cases. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — close to one-half lack coverage. On the flip side, just under a half have medical insurance and nearly two in five receive dental plans. The majority of Entry-Level Customer Service Sales Associates (66 percent) who took the survey are female. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Customer Service Sales Associates. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$22,887 - $47,168
(Median)
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$36K
$47K
MEDIAN: $35,762
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$8.24 - $15.37
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$22,887 - $47,168  
   
Bonus
$101.55 - $5,929  
Profit Sharing
$0.21 - $10,766  
Commission
$0.00 - $12,255  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$17,524 - $38,944  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 133
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.24 - $15.37  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $16.64  
Overtime
$10.59 - $26.37  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$101.55 - $5,929  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $12,255  
Profit Sharing
$0.21 - $10,766  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$17,524 - $38,944  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 675
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The Home Depot Inc., Bank of America Corp. (BOFA), Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Lowe's Companies, Inc, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc are among the top companies that take on many Entry-Level Customer Service Sales Associates. Although the highest salaries can be found at Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) where median pay is $31K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $26K and $35K.

Customer Service Sales Associate Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Customer Service Sales Associate in Orlando:
"Customer service."
Know the company benefits that are offered to shoppers. Know your products and your competitors.

Customer Service Sales Associate in Jasper:
"A Challenging Job, Some Stress Involved, Work With Others."
Keep a positive attitude. Do the best job you can because hard work pays off and always be ready for a new challenge.

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Skills That Affect Customer Service Sales Associate Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 33%

Sales Management
up arrow 24%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 19%

Customer Service Metrics
up arrow 17%

Phone Support
up arrow 12%

Inside Sales
up arrow 12%

Computer Service
up arrow 10%

Customer Relations
up arrow 9%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 7%

Software Knowledge
up arrow 3%

Sales
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Bilingual
0%

National Average
$23,000

Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 113 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
medical benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 49%
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