In a profession for which the median take-home is approximately $37K, just over two-fifths of overall earnings for Washington Sales Associates arrives through commissions. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by slightly less than half. For the most part, workers in this position experience low levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Sales Associates in Washington (52 percent) survey respondents. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$30,671 - $100,000
(Median)
$31K
$45K
$100K
MEDIAN: $45,000
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$8.46 - $18.87
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$8
$11
$19
MEDIAN: $10
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,671 - $100,000  
   
Bonus
$154.56 - $48,479  
Commission
$16,427  
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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$20,711 - $75,503  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$8.46 - $18.87  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.50  
Overtime
$17.25  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$154.56 - $48,479  
   
Commission
$16,427  
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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$20,711 - $75,503  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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About Washington, District of Columbia

District of Columbia, District of Columbia
632,019
Male:
319,705 (47.6%)
Female:
352,523 (52.4%)
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Washington had an estimated...
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District of Columbia:
$75,628
$1,417
Washington:
$551,300
District of Columbia:
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Experience Affects Sales Associate Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%


National Average
$37,000

Skills That Affect Sales Associate Salaries

Inside Sales
up arrow 40%

Sales Management
up arrow 36%

Account Management
up arrow 35%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 28%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 23%

Account Sales
up arrow 4%

Sales
up arrow 3%

National Average
$37,000

Customer Service
up arrow 31%

Customer Relations
up arrow 31%

Retail
up arrow 38%

Cash Handling
up arrow 41%

Job Satisfaction

Somewhat satisfied
Rated 2 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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