Entry-Level Retail Associate Salary

An average Entry-Level Retail Associate can expect to take home roughly $9.20 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Just under a fifth enjoy medical while about a seventh get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one in seven. More than half of Entry-Level Retail Associates (67 percent) survey participants are women.

$12,080 - $59,598
$12K
$28K
$60K
MEDIAN: $28,000
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$7.81 - $11.04
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MEDIAN: $9.20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$12,080 - $59,598  
   
Bonus
$98.63 - $2,838  
Profit Sharing
$950  
Commission
$0.00 - $2,416  
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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$16,280 - $24,483  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.81 - $11.04  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.66  
Overtime
$9.20 - $19.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$98.63 - $2,838  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $2,416  
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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$16,280 - $24,483  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 408

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Known for taking on a considerable number of Entry-Level Retail Associates, Ross Stores, Inc, Ross Group, Inc, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, JCPenney, and Fred Meyer Inc are leading firms in the industry. Entry-Level Retail Associates seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, where the average salary comes to $21K.

Key Stats for Retail Associate

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
8%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Retail Associate Salaries

Sales
▲3%



Retail
▼0%

National Average
$19,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 19%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
no benefits
None: 77%