Retail Sales Representative Salary (United States)

A Retail Sales Representative earns an average wage of $11.00 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Field Sales and Sales. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Retail Sales Representative Total Pay (?
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$23,359 - $54,902
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $35,979
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Retail Sales Representative Total Pay (?
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$7.91 - $15.27
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$23,359 - $54,902  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,216  
Profit Sharing
$126.71 - $2,525  
Commission
$981 - $27,428  
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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$17,640 - $55,147  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,181
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$7.91 - $15.27  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.82 - $3.82  
Overtime
$9.50 - $23.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,216  
   
Commission
$981 - $27,428  
Profit Sharing
$126.71 - $2,525  
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).
)
$17,640 - $55,147  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,181
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Job Description for Retail Sales Representative

Retail sales representatives are responsible for helping drive a store's sales of merchandise and services to customers. With the wide variety of retail environments, the specific products and services they represent can differ significantly between retailers, however, many of the tasks are universal for retail sales reps. They are generally expected to have working knowledge of the majority of the products a store sells, even when the representative is assigned to specific locations. Retail sales representatives should have a friendly demeanor, the ability to make customers feel welcome, excellent communication skills, the ability to explain the functions of various products and to direct customers to the locations within the store where they may find the products they're seeking.
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Retail Sales Representative Tasks
  • Ensure that paperwork such as contracts or warranties are completed properly.
  • Provide customer service, answering questions and resolving problems.
  • Sell products and services to customers, explaining and demonstrating their advantages.
  • Process sales transactions and handle customer payments.

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Pay by Experience Level for Retail Sales Representative

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Pay Difference By Location

Miami
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Grand Rapids
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Omaha
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Boston
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Seattle
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St. Louis
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New York
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Chicago
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Charlotte
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Houston
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National Average
$31,000
Los Angeles
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San Francisco
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Atlanta
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San Diego
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Philadelphia
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Retail Sales Representative Reviews

What is it like working as a Retail Sales Representative at T-Mobile, Inc.?
Retail Sales Representative in Pasadena:
"Working For Tmobile USA Inc."
Pros: I do love where you can meet lots of people. You are aware of the growing technology of communications through the cell phone world. You can move up in the company with hard work. It is easier if you build great relationships with store managers and district managers. I love how Tmobile is competitive on the prices of plans and what types of benefits you can have. Lots of features for dirt prices plus be a major network. Great plans for employees and benefits for employees.
Cons: There is a lot of politics just like lots of companies. The world of cell phone plans are getting cheaper and therefore compensation is getting lower and lower. They did take away discounted phones to employees.

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Experience Affects Retail Sales Representative Salaries

National Average
$31,000

Skills That Affect Retail Sales Representative Salaries

Field Sales
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Customer Relations
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National Average
$31,000
Merchandising
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 254 votes.

Gender

Female
46%
female alumni
 
Male
54%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 32%
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