Sales Associate in Chicago, Illinois Salary
The average Chicago Sales Associate can expect to rake in roughly $10.28 per hour. While some workers in this profession — a little less than half — do not have any health coverage, close to one-half do receive medical benefits and more than two-fifths have dental insurance. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Female Sales Associates in Chicago survey participants are more prevalent than men — 66 percent of professionals. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Pay by Experience Level for Sales Associate
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $25K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $36K. Chicago Sales Associates see a median salary of $40K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $24K by contrast.