Median pay for Entry-Level Retail Associates lies in the neighborhood of $9.14 per hour. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Nearly one in five report receiving medical coverage from their employers and one in seven collect dental insurance. Female Entry-Level Retail Associates are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (65 percent) are women. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,533 - $35,375
(Median)
$
$28K
$
MEDIAN: $28,000
50%

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$7.78 - $11.08
(Median)
$7
$9
$11
MEDIAN: $9.00
10%
50%
90%

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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$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$28,000  
   
Bonus
$97.87 - $2,860  
Profit Sharing
$950  
Commission
$0.00 - $5,918  
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).
)
$16,212 - $24,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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)
$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.78 - $11.08  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$9.20 - $19.43  
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.
)
$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$97.87 - $2,860  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $5,918  
Profit Sharing
$950  
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).
)
$16,212 - $24,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 405
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Ross Stores, Inc, Ross Group, Inc, JCPenney, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and Fred Meyer Inc are top-notch employers for Entry-Level Retail Associates in this area. Those at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $21K.

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Skills That Affect Retail Associate Salaries

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Cash Handling
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Retail
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National Average
$19,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 20%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
medical benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 76%
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