The average wage for a Sales Associate with Retail skills is $9.54 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.

$14,680 - $58,136
(Median)
$15K
$33K
$58K
MEDIAN: $33,211
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$7.87 - $12.66
(Median)
$7
$9
$13
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$14,680 - $58,136  
   
Bonus
$101.37 - $4,917  
Profit Sharing
$58.96 - $1,229  
Commission
$0.00 - $14,796  
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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$16,460 - $29,929  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 328
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.87 - $12.66  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.11 - $2.61  
Overtime
$9.89 - $20.99  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$101.37 - $4,917  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $14,796  
Profit Sharing
$58.96 - $1,229  
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).
)
$16,460 - $29,929  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6,164
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Pay by Experience Level for Sales Associate

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $20,241

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Experience Affects Sales Associate Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%



National Average
$20,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1113 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 26%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
medical benefits
Vision: 18%
dental benefits
None: 71%
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