Entry-Level Customer Service Sales Associate Salary

Entry-Level Customer Service Sales Associates take home approximately $10.55 per hour on average. In the world of Entry-Level Customer Service Sales Associates, overall cash earnings stretch from $18K near the bottom to $40K near the top; these packages encompass bonuses that run close to $5K and profit sharing that can (albeit rarely) exceed $8K, along with commissions approaching $12K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly one-half lack any form of coverage — but just over two-fifths have medical insurance, and close to two-fifths have dental, too. Most Entry-Level Customer Service Sales Associates report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Entry-Level Customer Service Sales Associates (66 percent) who took the survey are women. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,983 - $50,321
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$37K
$50K
MEDIAN: $36,516
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$8.39 - $15.40
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Salary $23,983 - $50,321
Bonus $197.27 - $5,152
Profit Sharing $0.21 - $7,761
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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$17,930 - $39,504
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 136
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $8.39 - $15.40
Hourly Tips $0.22 - $11.04
Overtime $10.29 - $25.85
Annual Data $0$39K
Bonus $197.27 - $5,152
Commission $0.00 - $12,255
Profit Sharing $0.21 - $7,761
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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$17,930 - $39,504
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 762

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The Home Depot Inc., Bank of America Corp. (BOFA), Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Entry-Level Customer Service Sales Associates. Although salaries only range from $26K to just $35K, Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $31K. Entry-Level Customer Service Sales Associates can also look forward to large paychecks at The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. ($31K), Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. ($25K), and Lowe's Companies, Inc ($22K).

Employees at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, The Home Depot Inc., and Lowe's Companies, Inc can also expect below-average earnings of $21K, $22K, and $22K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $23,665

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Entry-Level Customer Service Sales Associates, busy Seattle offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 54 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Customer Service Sales Associates can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Charlotte (+48 percent), New York (+45 percent), Cleveland (+40 percent), and Chicago (+39 percent). Falling short of the national average by 19 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Columbus. Workers in Richmond and Houston earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (19 percent less and 8 percent less, respectively).

Customer Service Sales Associate Advice

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

Customer Service Sales Associate in St. Augustine:
"Should not have taken first offer of salary!!"
You know your worth as an employee in the field you choose. Be fair to employer and stick to your idea of a fair starting salary!!!

Customer Service Sales Associate in Faribault:
The main thing I would say is a valuable skill is knowing about spreadsheets and PowerPoints.

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 Oak Forest:
"Ask for the raise you deserve."

Customer Service Sales Associate in Lexington:
"No chance of growth."
Develop a relationship with customers!

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.

Key Stats for Customer Service Sales Associate

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 162 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
13%
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Skills That Affect Customer Service Sales Associate Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▲29%

Microsoft Office
▲16%

Inside Sales
▲11%

Customer Service Metrics
▲11%

Sales Management
▲10%



Computer Service
▲6%

Software Knowledge
▲5%

Marketing Communications
▲3%

National Average
$24,000

Sales
▼2%


Bilingual
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 162 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 49%
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