Pay for Entry-Level Retail Associates sits in the ballpark of $9.18 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Medical benefits are awarded to close to one-fifth, and around a seventh earn dental coverage. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the majority of Entry-Level Retail Associates (65 percent) who completed the questionnaire. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$12,080 - $59,598
$12K
$28K
$60K
MEDIAN: $28,000
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$7.83 - $11.05
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$12,080 - $59,598  
   
Bonus
$99.33 - $2,819  
Profit Sharing
$950  
Commission
$0.00 - $2,433  
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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$16,309 - $24,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.83 - $11.05  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.66  
Overtime
$9.29 - $19.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$99.33 - $2,819  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $2,433  
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).
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$16,309 - $24,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 423

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Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Entry-Level Retail Associates include Ross Stores, Inc, Ross Group, Inc, JCPenney, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and Fred Meyer Inc. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $21K.

Key Stats for Retail Associate

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.
074
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
8%
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Skills That Affect Retail Associate Salaries

Sales
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Customer Service
0%

Retail
0%

Cash Handling
0%

National Average
$19,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 20%
dental benefits
Dental: 15%
vision benefits
Vision: 15%
dental benefits
None: 76%
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