Entry-Level Sales Associate Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Sales Associate earns an average wage of $8.80 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Account Sales, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Inside Sales, Microsoft Excel, and Sales Management.
Entry-Level Sales Associate Total Pay (?
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.
)
$22,177 - $59,044
(Median)
22K
29K
37K
47K
59K
MEDIAN: $37,010
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site
Entry-Level Sales Associate Total Pay (?
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.
)
$7.41 - $12.62
(Median)
7
10
13
MEDIAN: $8.00
10%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site

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.
)
$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$22,177 - $59,044  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,843  
Profit Sharing
$51.52 - $7,122  
Commission
$0.00 - $26,928  
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).
)
$15,713 - $47,592  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 8,494
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.
)
$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.41 - $12.62  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.06 - $5.79  
Overtime
$8.00 - $21.89  
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$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,843  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $26,928  
Profit Sharing
$51.52 - $7,122  
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).
)
$15,713 - $47,592  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 8,494
Is Sales Associate your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
Location:
United States (change)
Years in Field/Career:

Sales Associate Job Listings

Search for more jobs:
job title / company
location
Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Sales Associate
Pay Difference By Location
up arrow 52%
up arrow 49%
up arrow 47%
up arrow 43%
up arrow 40%
up arrow 25%
up arrow 19%
up arrow 15%
up arrow 12%
up arrow 9%
National Average
$20,000
up arrow 8%
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Sales Associate Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 21%
Sales Management
up arrow 19%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%
Sales
up arrow 4%
Customer Relations
up arrow 1%
National Average
$20,000
up arrow 9%
Job Satisfaction
Highly satisfied Image
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 1435 votes.
Gender
Female
52%
female alumni
 
Male
48%
male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 42% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 56%
Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid
Job Title:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
United States (change)
- OR -