The average wage for an Entry-Level Sales Associate in Chicago, Illinois is $10.30 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Account Sales, Computer Service, Customer Relations, and Account Management.

$26,931 - $67,384
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$43K
$67K
MEDIAN: $42,950
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$8.80 - $14.09
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$26,931 - $67,384  
   
Bonus
$101.37 - $41,426  
Profit Sharing
$5,500  
Commission
$776 - $33,167  
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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$18,969 - $62,060  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 49
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.80 - $14.09  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$15.51  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$101.37 - $41,426  
   
Commission
$776 - $33,167  
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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$18,969 - $62,060  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 88

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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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Key Stats for Sales Associate

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
075
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
9%
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Skills That Affect Sales Associate Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 99%

Account Sales
up arrow 96%

Computer Service
up arrow 55%

Customer Relations
up arrow 42%

Account Management
up arrow 33%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 27%

Sales Management
up arrow 11%

National Average
$24,000

Inside Sales
up arrow 5%

Customer Service
up arrow 11%

Organizing
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 11%

Retail
up arrow 13%

Cash Handling
up arrow 13%

Merchandising
up arrow 14%

Spanish Language
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 46%
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