Sales Associate in Chicago, Illinois Salary

In a profession for which the median take-home is approximately $25K, three-fifths of overall earnings for Sales Associates in Chicago arrives through commissions. Although close to one-half have medical coverage and roughly two in five have dental coverage, nearly one-half claim no health benefits at all. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Women make up the majority of Chicago Sales Associates (64 percent) who completed the questionnaire. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$24,974 - $70,099
$25K
$48K
$70K
MEDIAN: $47,787
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$8.85 - $13.60
$8
$10
$14
MEDIAN: $10.36
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$24,974 - $70,099  
   
Bonus
$226.00 - $17,500  
Profit Sharing
$5,500  
Commission
$986 - $54,738  
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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$19,163 - $65,662  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 63
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.85 - $13.60  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$15.54  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$226.00 - $17,500  
   
Commission
$986 - $54,738  
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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$19,163 - $65,662  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 98

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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

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $24K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $36K on average — a distinctly larger sum. On average, Sales Associates in Chicago make $43K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $27K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

Key Stats for Sales Associate

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Sales Associate Salaries

▲69%

▲42%

Late-Career
▲8%

National Average
$25,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Sales Associate Salaries

Account Sales
▲99%



Microsoft Excel
▲50%

Computer Service
▲40%


National Average
$25,000

Inside Sales
▼1%

Sales Management
▼1%

▼11%


Spanish Language
▼12%

▼14%

Merchandising
▼14%


▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 48%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 49%
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