Sales Associate in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Salary

The average Sales Associate in Philadelphia can expect to rake in roughly $9.08 per hour. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — approximately one-half lack coverage. On the flip side, close to one-half have medical insurance and slightly less than a third receive dental plans. Job satisfaction for Sales Associates in Philadelphia, Pa. is high. Men working as Sales Associates in Philadelphia who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 59 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$21,955 - $75,000
(Median)
$22K
$41K
$75K
MEDIAN: $40,851
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$7.43 - $14.79
(Median)
$7
$9
$15
MEDIAN: $9.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$21,955 - $75,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $43,000  
Profit Sharing
$6,000  
Commission
$2,250 - $91,000  
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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$16,027 - $67,160  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 44
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$7.43 - $14.79  
   
Overtime
$1.51 - $32.23  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $43,000  
   
Commission
$2,250 - $91,000  
Profit Sharing
$6,000  
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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$16,027 - $67,160  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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Pay by Experience Level for Sales Associate

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $20K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $32K. Sales Associates in Philadelphia, Pa. see a median salary of $47K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $40K.

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Experience Affects Sales Associate Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 102%

Late-Career
up arrow 72%


National Average
$23,000


Skills That Affect Sales Associate Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 75%

Inside Sales
up arrow 72%

Technical Sales
up arrow 44%

Account Sales
up arrow 29%

Computer Service
up arrow 21%

Customer Relations
up arrow 3%

National Average
$23,000

Customer Service
up arrow 15%

Cash Handling
up arrow 17%

Retail
up arrow 18%

Organizing
up arrow 18%

Merchandising
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 48%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
medical benefits
Vision: 29%
dental benefits
None: 51%
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