Sales Associate Salary

A Sales Associate earns an average wage of $9.30 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Field Sales, Account Sales, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Inside Sales, and Sales Management.

$22,915 - $70,330
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $40,127
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$7.66 - $13.94
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$22,915 - $70,330  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,170  
Profit Sharing
$59.30 - $6,070  
Commission
$0.00 - $30,004  
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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$16,239 - $49,071  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,836
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$7.66 - $13.94  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.04 - $6.63  
Overtime
$8.06 - $24.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,170  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $30,004  
Profit Sharing
$59.30 - $6,070  
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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$16,239 - $49,071  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14,056
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Job Description for Sales Associate

Sales associates often work in department stores. They answering customers’ questions, solve product concerns, and sometimes act as cashiers. Sales associates can also work in fields like telemarketing and auto sales.

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Sales Associate Tasks

  • 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 Difference by Location

National Average: $20,965

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What is it like working as a Sales Associate?

Sales Associate in Los Angeles:
"Interesting, different from other jobs I've had."
Pros: Working with new upcoming restaurants, contractors, design companies.
Cons: Management is too messy, they do not know how to expand.

Sales Associate in New York:
Pros: Helping people and swing them smile from the amazing job I've done. Learning something new to help me grow in the company.
Cons: Difficult to get promotions, write ups for getting overtime or being "insubordinate". Inconsistent hourshours; I leave work at 12am and is expected back at 9am, 12pm.

Sales Associate in Derry:
"File, file, file."
Pros: I find that there is a methodology in the madness of paperwork filing. Finding that methodology is an experience and builds a person into a refined character, capable of thinking on their feet in order to best impact the process being used. In my job it is ever changing and susceptible to new ways of perfecting our business process.
Cons: I wish I had more direct contact with customers and their automobiles in the field. I find paper work to be extreamly repettitive and after spending much time stationary, all I wish to do is keep an active and lively life.

Sales Associate in Madison:
"Challenging, but exciting."
Pros: Everyday is different, and I am constantly moving. I get to help customers find exactly what they want.
Cons: There are customers that are rude or difficult.

Sales Associate in Olongapo City:
"Good customer service."
Pros: I like talking to customers and giving them the best assistance I can make. I like having communication with them (sales talk) while giving them the best products we have. Introducing new products is great and easy to sell because most of the customers like the latest arrival and design.
Cons: Being disappointed when I cannot make the customer buy. For that I felt a little bit upset when I gave all my effort giving them the best shot (sales talk ).

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Experience Affects Sales Associate Salaries




National Average
$21,000


Skills That Affect Sales Associate Salaries








Customer Relations
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$21,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2384 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
medical benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 57%
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