Retail Sales Clerk Salary

The average rate for a Retail Sales Clerk is $9.74 per hour.

$7.88 - $14.61
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MEDIAN: $9.74
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.88 - $14.61  
   
Overtime
$13.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$675  
   
Commission
$300.00  
Total Pay (?
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$16,461 - $31,197  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 50

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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

Pay by Experience for a Retail Sales Clerk has a neutral trend. An entry-level Retail Sales Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 28 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Retail Sales Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $19,000 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Retail Sales Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 15 salaries. A Retail Sales Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 8 salaries.

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Key Stats for Retail Sales Clerk

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Retail Sales Clerk Salaries

Entry-Level
▲3%

Experienced
▲2%

Late-Career
▲2%

National Average
$20,000

Mid-Career
▼8%

Skills That Affect Retail Sales Clerk Salaries

Cash Handling
▲4%

National Average
$20,000


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 29%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
no benefits
None: 68%