Entry-Level Customer Service Sales Associate Salary

Entry-Level Customer Service Sales Associates take home approximately $9.93 per hour on average. With bonuses occasionally running north of $3K, profit sharing proceeds sometimes surpassing $5K, and a few commissions as high as $7K, total income for Entry-Level Customer Service Sales Associates can range between $17K and $36K according to individual performance. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and one-half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by about one-half and dental coverage is claimed by more than a third. Female Entry-Level Customer Service Sales Associates are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (61 percent) are women. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$23,757 - $44,723
(Median)
$24K
$33K
$45K
MEDIAN: $32,584
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$7.75 - $14.44
(Median)
$7
$9
$14
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$23,757 - $44,723  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,990  
Profit Sharing
$44.70 - $5,106  
Commission
$0.00 - $7,070  
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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$16,503 - $36,361  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 168
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.75 - $14.44  
   
Overtime
$7.73 - $22.38  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,990  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $7,070  
Profit Sharing
$44.70 - $5,106  
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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$16,503 - $36,361  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 661

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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 $25K and $34K.

Entry-Level Customer Service Sales Associates will find the worst pay at Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., where the median salary crawls in at $21K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $29K, leaving little room for growth.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Customer Service Sales Associate Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Customer Service Metrics
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Sales Management
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Phone Support
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Inside Sales
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Customer Relations
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Microsoft Office
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Sales
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Marketing Communications
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Computer Service
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Customer Service
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Software Knowledge
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National Average
$23,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 146 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 49%