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Sales Associate Salary in Chicago, Illinois

The average Chicago Sales Associate earns approximately $9.52 per hour. While some workers in this profession — two in five — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and more than two-fifths have dental insurance. Women make up a slight majority of Sales Associates in Chicago, Ill. (55 percent) survey respondents. Most Sales Associates in Chicago report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$24,260 - $62,065
(Median)
$24K
$40K
$62K
MEDIAN: $39,558
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$8.20 - $13.73
(Median)
$8
$9
$14
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$24,260 - $62,065  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,423  
Commission
$0.00 - $63,992  
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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$17,742 - $65,660  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 87
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.20 - $13.73  
   
Overtime
$8.66 - $20.83  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,423  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $63,992  
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).
)
$17,742 - $65,660  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 94

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Experience Affects Sales Associate in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 47%

Experienced
up arrow 41%

National Average
$28,000


Skills That Affect Sales Associate in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Account Management
up arrow 48%

Account Sales
up arrow 43%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 26%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 19%

Sales Management
up arrow 8%

National Average
$28,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 17%

Spanish Language
up arrow 22%


Customer Relations
up arrow 26%

Cash Handling
up arrow 27%

Inside Sales
up arrow 27%

Merchandising
up arrow 28%

Organizing
up arrow 29%

Retail
up arrow 30%

Computer Service
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 40%
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