Average Sales Associates in Chicago, Ill. make around $10.34 per hour. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Female Sales Associates in Chicago survey participants are more prevalent than men — 64 percent of professionals. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, a little less than half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by approximately one-half and dental insurance is reported by just over two-fifths. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$26,931 - $68,778
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$69K
MEDIAN: $45,615
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$8.81 - $13.75
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$26,931 - $68,778  
   
Bonus
$344.51 - $20,426  
Profit Sharing
$5,500  
Commission
$800 - $54,000  
Total Pay (?
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$19,076 - $65,502  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.81 - $13.75  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$15.70  
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$344.51 - $20,426  
   
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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$19,076 - $65,502  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 105

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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
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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 $24K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $36K. On average, Chicago Sales Associates make $40K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $27K.

Key Stats for Sales Associate

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
059
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Sales Associate Salaries



Late-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$26,000


Skills That Affect Sales Associate Salaries

Account Sales
up arrow 86%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 84%

Account Management
up arrow 66%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 49%

Computer Service
up arrow 37%


Sales Management
up arrow 5%

Inside Sales
up arrow 1%

National Average
$26,000

Organizing
up arrow 13%


Microsoft Office
up arrow 14%

Spanish Language
up arrow 15%

Retail
up arrow 17%


Merchandising
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 47%
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