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Entry-Level Sales Associate Salary

An Entry-Level Sales Associate earns an average wage of $8.85 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Account Sales, Field Sales, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Inside Sales, and Sales Management.
$22,288 - $59,715
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$7.44 - $12.45
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$22,288 - $59,715  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,990  
Profit Sharing
$49.73 - $6,183  
Commission
$0.00 - $24,796  
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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$15,759 - $46,262  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,099
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.44 - $12.45  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.05 - $7.89  
Overtime
$7.95 - $22.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,990  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $24,796  
Profit Sharing
$49.73 - $6,183  
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).
)
$15,759 - $46,262  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 6,838
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Sales Associate Advice

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

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.

Sales Associate in Seattle:
"There is little opportunity for advancement."
Room and Board is great place to work If you are satisfied not receiving more money for more responsibility and little incentive. The best thing about this job are the people you work with.

Sales Associate in Broomfield:
"You Have To Be Present To Win!"
If you are not there then you do not get paid and the more you put into it the more you get out. Long hours but not hard labor work and can be stressful at times as there are uphill and downhill battles. Income is good but very often, it comes in waves and have to prepare for an off month every now and then especially in the winter months.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Sales Associate Salaries


Field Sales
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Microsoft Office
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Sales
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Customer Relations
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National Average
$20,000

Computer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1435 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 40% dental benefits Dental: 30%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 58%