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Retail Sales Clerk Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Retail Sales Clerk is $9.52 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Retail Sales Clerk Salary (?
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$7.81 - $12.42
(Median)
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.81 - $12.42  
   
Overtime
$7.29 - $18.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,026  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $5,089  
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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$16,422 - $26,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 172
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Job Description for Retail Sales Clerk

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Retail Sales Clerk

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Experience Affects Retail Sales Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%
Experienced
up arrow 4%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$20,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
69%
female alumni
 
Male
31%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 28% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 71%