Sales Associate at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc Salary

Sales Associates at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc can expect to earn an average of $10.21 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $9.02 per hour to $12.65. Total cash compensation to Sales Associates at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc bottoms out near $19K and approaches $27K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $1K from bonuses and almost $1K from profit sharing. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and more than half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by approximately two in five and dental coverage is claimed by over a third. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$12,571 - $18,000
$16K
MEDIAN: $15,600
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$9.02 - $12.65
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$10
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$0$26K
Salary $15,600
Bonus $103.65 - $1,454
Profit Sharing $195.45 - $1,163
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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$18,740 - $26,626
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5
Hourly Data $0$19
Hourly Rate $9.02 - $12.65
Overtime $10.82 - $19.71
Annual Data $0$26K
Bonus $103.65 - $1,454
Commission $0.00 - $-0.48
Profit Sharing $195.45 - $1,163
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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$18,740 - $26,626
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 469

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Pay by Experience Level for Sales Associate

Pay by Experience for a Sales Associate has a neutral trend. An entry-level Sales Associate with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 347 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sales Associate with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 113 salaries. An experienced Sales Associate which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 62 salaries. A Sales Associate with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 7 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $21,348

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

Houston ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 5 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 Yulee:
Pros: Seeing what I do, make a difference in my company and career.
Cons: Overbearing management.

Sales Associate in New Bern:
"The most horrible job ever."
Pros: Just being employed is about the only good thing.
Cons: Managers don't care about the workers, we are always in the wrong and they don't want to listen to our ideas. They favor some workers over other workers. Lots of favoritism and no consideration for workers who need to change their availability due to family or medical concerns.

Sales Associate in Greenwood:
"Busy always changing dual roles."
Pros: They have great healthcarebenefits and retirement plan.
Cons: Not always being able to elevate in position. I would like a manage position. I took the position I have because it was the only full tome position available at the time I was hired.

Sales Associate in Tega Cay:
"Overwhelm."
Pros: Associates and customers.
Cons: To much work.

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 Pasco:
"Appreciate the workers! Stop acting like crimes in a suit."
Pros: My co workers make the day easier.
Cons: The managers not trusting the associates.

Key Stats for Sales Associate

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 112 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Sales Associate Salaries

▲9%

▲4%

National Average
$21,000

▼4%

▼4%

Skills That Affect Sales Associate Salaries


Account Sales
▲1%



National Average
$21,000


Retail
▼2%

Cash Handling
▼2%

Organizing
▼2%


Merchandising
▼2%

Inside Sales
▼2%

Microsoft Office
▼3%

Microsoft Excel
▼3%



Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 112 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 41%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 53%
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