The average rate for a Retail Sales Clerk is $9.65 per hour.

$7.85 - $13.32
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MEDIAN: $9.65
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$7.85 - $13.32  
   
Overtime
$13.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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Commission
$600  
   
Total Pay (?
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$16,400 - $29,541  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 52

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Job Description for Retail Sales Clerk

Retail sales clerks are responsible for a variety of tasks within retail stores, including operating cash registers, assisting customers, and maintaining a clean and orderly environment. These clerks work primarily in indoor environments and their hours are commensurate with their stores' hours; however, many often work outside of “store” hours to prepare for its opening and closing each day.

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Retail Sales Clerk Tasks

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Retail Sales Clerk

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Key Stats for Retail Sales Clerk

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
042
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Retail Sales Clerk Salaries

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$20,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Retail Sales Clerk Salaries

Cash Handling
up arrow 5%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$20,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 29%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
dental benefits
None: 68%
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