Entry-Level Customer Service Sales Associate Salary

The average Entry-Level Customer Service Sales Associate can expect to rake in roughly $10.17 per hour. In the world of Entry-Level Customer Service Sales Associates, overall income ranges from $17K near the bottom to $38K at the top; this can include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. The majority of Entry-Level Customer Service Sales Associates (62 percent) who took the survey are female. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — a little less than one-half lack coverage. On the flip side, half have medical insurance and two in five receive dental plans. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$23,121 - $47,552
(Median)
$23K
$34K
$48K
MEDIAN: $34,055
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$7.91 - $15.03
(Median)
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$10
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary 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$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,121 - $47,552  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,792  
Profit Sharing
$30.97 - $8,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,728  
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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$16,859 - $38,467  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 183
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.91 - $15.03  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.33  
Overtime
$7.54 - $23.51  
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$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,792  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,728  
Profit Sharing
$30.97 - $8,000  
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).
)
$16,859 - $38,467  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 664
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Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) offers the best pay with a median salary of $31K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $26K and maxing out at just $35K.

With a median salary of $22K, The Home Depot Inc. provides Entry-Level Customer Service Sales Associates with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $30K, limiting employee salary growth.

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%

Customer Service Metrics
up arrow 23%

Sales Management
up arrow 13%

Phone Support
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 11%

Inside Sales
up arrow 8%

Sales
up arrow 8%

Customer Relations
up arrow 6%

Computer Service
up arrow 3%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 3%

Software Knowledge
0%

National Average
$24,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 129 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
medical benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 47%
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