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Sales Associate Salary

A Sales Associate earns an average wage of $9.20 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.

$23,460 - $66,573
(Median)
$23K
$40K
$67K
MEDIAN: $39,832
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$7.55 - $14.18
(Median)
$7
$9
$14
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$23,460 - $66,573  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,771  
Profit Sharing
$51.30 - $6,030  
Commission
$0.00 - $29,741  
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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$16,091 - $50,988  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 3,357
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$7.55 - $14.18  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.04 - $6.52  
Overtime
$7.83 - $24.06  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,771  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $29,741  
Profit Sharing
$51.30 - $6,030  
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).
)
$16,091 - $50,988  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 9,814

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Job Description for Sales Associate

Sales Associates are the primary workers who drive the retail industry. While they may be low in the industry employment structure, their position is generally the starting point for all jobs in the retail industry. They must be friendly and able to work with the public in providing assistance while also prioritizing 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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What is it like working as a Sales Associate?

Sales Associate in Adairsville:
"A Perfect Fit."
Pros: Of all the various work-related tasks, my favorite is a perfectly successful sale. Despite the daily drudgery of answering the same questions over and over again, when the sale is complete and the product properly delivered and installed, I find satisfaction in my customers level of satisfaction. Helping people is what I enjoy the most.
Cons: Irrelevant complications with orders... In the same manner that a waiter/waitress finds that all things guest-related have gone perfectly from said wait-staffs perspective only to find that, somewhere in the process the specifics requested by the guest were forgotten, I feel quite dysfunctional when orders go awry due to things beyond my control. Keeping calm and correcting the problem, both internally and externally, while being cursed from head to toe is a challenge.

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Experience Affects Sales Associate Salaries




National Average
$21,000


Skills That Affect Sales Associate Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2149 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 44% dental benefits Dental: 33%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 54%