Sales Associate Salary (United States)

A Sales Associate earns an average wage of $9.12 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.
Sales Associate Total Pay (?
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$23,644 - $66,065
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MEDIAN: $39,650
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Sales Associate Total Pay (?
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$7.47 - $14.29
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$23,644 - $66,065  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,827  
Profit Sharing
$61.04 - $6,878  
Commission
$0.00 - $31,043  
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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$16,005 - $54,401  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 11,645
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$7.47 - $14.29  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.05 - $5.75  
Overtime
$7.95 - $23.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,827  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $31,043  
Profit Sharing
$61.04 - $6,878  
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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$16,005 - $54,401  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 11,645
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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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Experience Affects Sales Associate Salaries

National Average
$22,000

Skills That Affect Sales Associate Salaries

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Gender

Female
51%
female alumni
 
Male
49%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 47% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 51%
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