Entry-Level Sales Associate Salary

An Entry-Level Sales Associate earns an average wage of $8.94 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Account Sales, Field Sales, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Inside Sales, and Sales Management.

$21,435 - $60,358
(Median)
$21K
$38K
$60K
MEDIAN: $38,113
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$7.48 - $12.35
(Median)
$7
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$12
MEDIAN: $8.00
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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$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$21,435 - $60,358  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,100  
Profit Sharing
$50.34 - $5,960  
Commission
$0.00 - $23,875  
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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$15,859 - $44,245  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,167
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$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.48 - $12.35  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.06 - $7.76  
Overtime
$8.05 - $22.25  
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.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,100  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $23,875  
Profit Sharing
$50.34 - $5,960  
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).
)
$15,859 - $44,245  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 8,381
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Sales Associate Advice

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

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.

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.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Sales Associate Salaries







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National Average
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1478 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 38% dental benefits Dental: 28%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 60%
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