Sales Associate at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc Salary

The average Sales Associate at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc earns approximately $9.17 per hour. Pay ranges from $7.73 per hour on the low end to $12.21 on the high end. In the world of Sales Associates at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, total cash compensation can vary between $16K and $26K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $1K and $1K, respectively. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Sales Associates at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc making up 51 percent of survey respondents. Although roughly two-fifths have medical coverage and slightly less than a third have dental coverage, a little more than half claim no health benefits at all. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$7.73 - $12.21
(Median)
$7
$9
$12
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.73 - $12.21  
   
Overtime
$1.00 - $19.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $993  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $0.00  
Profit Sharing
$48.48 - $1,495  
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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$16,097 - $25,884  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 522
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Pay by Experience Level for Sales Associate

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


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $19K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $21K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $25K in this role. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $20K by contrast.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc Reviews

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



Late-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$19,000


Skills That Affect Sales Associate Salaries

Technical Sales
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Cash Handling
up arrow 3%

Merchandising
up arrow 3%

Retail
up arrow 2%

Customer Relations
up arrow 2%

Inside Sales
up arrow 2%

Sales Management
up arrow 2%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Organizing
up arrow 1%

Sales
up arrow 1%

National Average
$19,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Computer Service
up arrow 2%

Spanish Language
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 120 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 41%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
medical benefits
Vision: 26%
dental benefits
None: 55%
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