Sales Associate at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc Salary

Sales Associates at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc pull down an average of $10.00 per hour. Pay ranges from $8.92 per hour on the low end to $12.22 on the high end. Cash earnings for Sales Associates at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc — including $1K in bonuses and $1K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $19K to $26K depending on individual performance. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 55 percent. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, a little more than half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by two in five and dental insurance is reported by nearly one in three. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$12,101 - $17,849
$14K
MEDIAN: $14,400
50%

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$8.92 - $12.22
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$10
$12
MEDIAN: $10.00
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National Salary 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$9K$18K$27K
Salary
$14,400  
   
Bonus
$103.65 - $1,454  
Profit Sharing
$122.50 - $1,100  
Commission
$0.00 - $-0.48  
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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$18,540 - $25,730  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.92 - $12.22  
   
Overtime
$10.57 - $18.52  
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
$103.65 - $1,454  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $-0.48  
Profit Sharing
$122.50 - $1,100  
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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$18,540 - $25,730  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 483

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Pay by Experience Level for Sales Associate

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $21K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $22K. Sales Associates at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $23K. 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 $21K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $20,887

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Houston, 3 percent below the national average.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc Reviews

Q: 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.

Key Stats for Sales Associate

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 102 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
1%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Sales Associate Salaries

▲12%

▲7%

National Average
$21,000

▼1%

▼2%

Skills That Affect Sales Associate Salaries


Account Sales
▲4%





Retail
▼0%

Cash Handling
▼0%

Organizing
▼0%

Merchandising
▼0%

Inside Sales
▼0%

National Average
$21,000

Microsoft Office
▼1%

Microsoft Excel
▼1%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 41%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 55%
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