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Sales Associate Salary in Chicago, Illinois

An average Chicago Sales Associate can expect to take home roughly $9.57 per hour. Just over two-fifths of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a little over a half report medical coverage and roughly two in five claim dental coverage as well. Women Chicago Sales Associates who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,227 - $62,206
(Median)
$24K
$39K
$62K
MEDIAN: $39,448
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$8.21 - $13.70
(Median)
$8
$9
$14
MEDIAN: $9.00
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90%

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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
$24,227 - $62,206  
   
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).
)
$17,812 - $65,660  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 86
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
$8.21 - $13.70  
   
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).
)
$17,812 - $65,660  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 95
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Experience Affects Sales Associate in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 42%


National Average
$28,000


Skills That Affect Sales Associate in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Account Management
up arrow 50%

Account Sales
up arrow 45%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 26%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 16%

Sales Management
up arrow 9%

National Average
$28,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 16%

Spanish Language
up arrow 21%

Inside Sales
up arrow 24%


Customer Relations
up arrow 25%

Cash Handling
up arrow 25%

Merchandising
up arrow 26%

Retail
up arrow 29%

Organizing
up arrow 29%

Computer Service
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 42%
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