A Retail Sales Associate in Chicago, Illinois earns an average wage of $10.45 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Inside Sales. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$30,521 - $48,404
$41K
MEDIAN: $41,370
50%

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$8.59 - $15.78
$8
$10
$16
MEDIAN: $10.45
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50%
90%

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$41,370  
   
Commission
$15,722  
Total Pay (?
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$18,145 - $46,590  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.59 - $15.78  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.92  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Commission
$15,722  
   
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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$18,145 - $46,590  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 49

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Key Stats for Retail Sales Associate

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
049
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Retail Sales Associate Salaries



National Average
$23,000


Skills That Affect Retail Sales Associate Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 88%

Inside Sales
up arrow 46%


Merchandising
up arrow 2%

Inventory Management
up arrow 1%

Sales Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$23,000

up arrow 1%


Training
up arrow 2%

Organizing
up arrow 8%

Spanish Language
up arrow 8%

Customer Relations
up arrow 9%

Cash Handling
up arrow 10%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 44%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
dental benefits
None: 56%
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