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Retail Associate Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Retail Associate is $8.88 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Retail Associate Salary (?
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$7.52 - $12.32
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $8.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.52 - $12.32  
   
Overtime
$10.39 - $23.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $838  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $3,052  
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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$15,644 - $26,741  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 301
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Job Description for Retail Associate

Retail associates work in department stores, supermarkets, sporting goods stores, and other retail environments. Generally, they provide support to customers, work to meet sales goals, and offer additional items to customers ("upselling" products and services as required by their employer). They must answer customer questions and help resolve concerns in a timely and friendly manner. Additionally, retail associates help ensure display areas are neat, and they may also double as a cashier in smaller stores.
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Retail Associate Tasks
  • Attend special training of products/services to understand the product features, trends or styles of the products/services.
  • Sell the organization's products/services to new or established customers typically via walk-in business.
  • Process payment for products or service, may maintain customer preference records.
  • Assist the customer in selecting products/services, answer questions and check for stock and availability.

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Experience Affects Retail Associate Salaries

National Average
$19,000

Skills That Affect Retail Associate Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 4%
Cash Handling
0%
National Average
$19,000
Retail
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Sales
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Job Satisfaction

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Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5 based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
69%
female alumni
 
Male
31%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 40% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 59%