Sales Associate in Chicago, Illinois Salary

Sales Associates in Chicago take home an average $10.53 per hour. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Although just over a half have medical coverage and more than two-fifths have dental coverage, just over two-fifths claim no health benefits at all. Sales Associates in Chicago, Ill. survey participants are largely women, dominating at 61 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$28,864 - $68,962
$29K
$49K
$69K
MEDIAN: $49,111
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$9.60 - $13.65
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$0$68K
Salary $28,864 - $68,962
Bonus $347.19 - $15,205
Profit Sharing $5,500
Commission $800 - $54,000
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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$20,484 - $66,598
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 68
Hourly Data $0$17
Hourly Rate $9.60 - $13.65
Hourly Tips $2.50
Overtime $15.72
Annual Data $0$66K
Bonus $347.19 - $15,205
Commission $800 - $54,000
Profit Sharing $5,500
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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$20,484 - $66,598
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 87

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Pay by Experience Level for Sales Associate

Pay by Experience for a Sales Associate has a positive trend. An entry-level Sales Associate with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 126 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 $36,000 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Sales Associate which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 18 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 $27,000 based on 7 salaries.

Key Stats for Sales Associate

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Sales Associate Salaries

▲51%

▲27%

National Average
$28,000

Late-Career
▼4%

▼16%

Skills That Affect Sales Associate Salaries

Account Sales
▲77%



Microsoft Excel
▲34%

Computer Service
▲25%


National Average
$28,000

Inside Sales
▼11%

Sales Management
▼11%


▼21%

Spanish Language
▼22%

Merchandising
▼23%


▼24%

▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 44%
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