Entry-Level Sales Associate Salary

An Entry-Level Sales Associate earns an average wage of $9.06 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Account Sales, Field Sales, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Sales Management, and Microsoft Excel.

$20,763 - $61,328
(Median)
$21K
$39K
$61K
MEDIAN: $38,522
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$7.54 - $12.31
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$20,763 - $61,328  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,302  
Profit Sharing
$51.12 - $6,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $21,997  
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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$15,972 - $42,268  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,437
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.54 - $12.31  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.05 - $5.75  
Overtime
$8.04 - $22.37  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,302  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $21,997  
Profit Sharing
$51.12 - $6,000  
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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$15,972 - $42,268  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10,868
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $19,960

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Sales Associate Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Sales Associate in Dallas:
"One thing at a time!"
Get a good nights rest. Arrive early to catch up on any unresolved issues from the day before. Keep a clean desk area. Read as much as you can about your field and industry. Learn from your associates on what to do or NOT to do.

Sales Associate in Houston:
"Terrible Management."
I wish I knew more about my boss/manager. She is controlling, manipulative, and promotes poor customer service.

Sales Associate in Orange Park:
"How to maintain stress management."
Be prepared to speak to customers. Don't be afraid go admit you don't know something a guest ask you.

Sales Associate in Carmel:
"I was doing training in stores like sears a."
I good in folding an in like if a customer ask for an item. I will tell them where is at an to try it them self.

Sales Associate in Fremont:
"Do what you want."
If you work very hard, you can get the sales associate of the year as well as other awards.

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Skills That Affect Sales Associate Salaries








Customer Relations
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Computer Service
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National Average
$20,000

Customer Service
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Spanish Language
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Organizing
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Merchandising
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1753 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 35%
dental benefits
Dental: 26%
medical benefits
Vision: 21%
dental benefits
None: 62%
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