An Entry-Level Sales Associate earns an average wage of $9.34 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Account Sales, Field Sales, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Sales Management.

$19,874 - $61,519
(Median)
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$62K
MEDIAN: $37,443
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$7.75 - $12.32
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$19,874 - $61,519  
   
Bonus
$103.65 - $13,702  
Profit Sharing
$51.68 - $5,333  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,044  
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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$16,327 - $38,554  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,860
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.75 - $12.32  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.09 - $3.83  
Overtime
$8.37 - $22.29  
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
$103.65 - $13,702  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,044  
Profit Sharing
$51.68 - $5,333  
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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$16,327 - $38,554  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10,850
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $20,374

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Sales Associate Advice

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

Sales Associate in Los Angeles:
"Better pay."
This job is taken seriously. It will take time to be at level where you can take orders over the phone with customer. 6 months of a time. Once you get the hang of it, you will be fine.

Sales Associate in Braintree:
"Stress level."
Stay focused ,make sure you have product knowledge and continually working on training.

Sales Associate in Merrillville:
"Contacts are Important."
Selling Jewelry at an Independent Jeweler is not confined to the store. Bringing Customers to buy is an important part of the job. Every contact outside of the store is a potential future customer.

Sales Associate in Fargo:
"Patience."
Get a good night's rest and be on time. Ears and eyes open. Don't be afraid to ask questions.

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.

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Skills That Affect Sales Associate Salaries







Microsoft Office
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Customer Relations
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Computer Service
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Spanish Language
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Customer Service
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Merchandising
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Retail
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Organizing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1572 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 31%
dental benefits
Dental: 23%
medical benefits
Vision: 19%
dental benefits
None: 66%
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