Average Sales Associates at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc make around $9.87 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $8.77 per hour and $12.16. Cash earnings for Sales Associates at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc — which occasionally include more than $1K from bonuses and more than $1K from profit sharing — stretch from around $18K to approximately $26K. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Although close to two-fifths have medical coverage and slightly less than a third have dental coverage, a little over a half claim no health benefits at all. Women make up a slight majority of Sales Associates at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc (55 percent) survey respondents. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$12,000 - $18,000
(Median)
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$16K
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MEDIAN: $15,600
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$8.77 - $12.16
(Median)
$8
$9
$12
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$9K$18K$27K
Salary
$15,600  
   
Bonus
$101.37 - $1,230  
Profit Sharing
$189.07 - $1,036  
Commission
$0.00 - $2,741  
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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$18,223 - $25,632  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.77 - $12.16  
   
Overtime
$5.00 - $19.30  
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 - $1,230  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $2,741  
Profit Sharing
$189.07 - $1,036  
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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$18,223 - $25,632  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 486
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Pay by Experience Level for Sales Associate

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


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $20K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $22K. Sales Associates at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc see a median salary of $24K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Sales Associates at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc report making only $19K on average.

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What is it like working as a Sales Associate at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc?

Sales Associate in Thomaston:
"Time flies."
Pros: Many different things to do and learn. Easy to lose track of time. I want to do more work when my shift is over.Fun.
Cons: Lifting bulky items and a little sore feet .

Sales Associate in Forsyth:
"Work Flexibility."
Pros: That everyone is friendly and helps you out if you need any; Has a great happy atmosphere; management is nice.
Cons: I don't get enough hours so it makes me not want to work hard as I'd like and need to; makes me not want to be dependable; I need to move around (I can't stay in one department or do the same things all the time)... I'd like it If you would also have a better chance to move up in the company (age doesn't matter!) Give us younger people a chance! :)

Sales Associate in New Bern:
"It has its days but its super stressful the management team."
Pros: Getting to help others and making them happy.
Cons: The stress is way to much and they don't give out overtime.

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Experience Affects Sales Associate Salaries



National Average
$21,000


Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Sales Associate Salaries

Sales Management
up arrow 4%

Technical Sales
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Retail
up arrow 1%

Cash Handling
up arrow 1%

Customer Relations
up arrow 1%

Account Sales
up arrow 1%

Organizing
0%

Merchandising
0%

Computer Service
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$21,000

Inside Sales
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Spanish Language
up arrow 2%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 41%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 55%
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