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Retail Sales Clerk Salary

The average rate for a Retail Sales Clerk is $9.74 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$7.86 - $12.90
(Median)
$7
$9
$13
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.86 - $12.90  
   
Overtime
$3.75 - $21.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,017  
   
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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$16,484 - $27,436  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 153

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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

  • Act as cashier when customers are ready to purchase.
  • Maintain departments, keeping stocks shelved and department merchandise orderly.
  • Inform customers of sales events and other services available.
  • Interact with customers on a daily basis to answer questions about products such as pricing, uses and location and facilitate the purchase process.
  • Handle customer returns tactfully and efficiently.

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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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Experience Affects Retail Sales Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Retail Sales Clerk Salaries

Cash Handling
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

National Average
$21,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 29% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 71%
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