Sales Associate at The Home Depot Inc. Salary

Sales Associates at The Home Depot Inc. pull down an average of $10.30 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $8.92 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $14.30. In the world of Sales Associates at The Home Depot Inc., overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $675.8501425884023 from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $628.5293221161727 from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $19K and $31K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Male Sales Associates at The Home Depot Inc. are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than half lack coverage. On the flip side, over a third have medical insurance and more than a third receive dental plans. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$8.92 - $14.30
(Median)
$8
$10
$14
MEDIAN: $10
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.92 - $14.30  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.40  
Overtime
$11.63 - $23.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $676  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $0.00  
Profit Sharing
$50.77 - $629  
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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$18,618 - $30,937  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 479
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Pay by Experience Level for Sales Associate

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $21K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $24K. Sales Associates at The Home Depot Inc. see a median salary of $23K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $24K.

The Home Depot Inc. Reviews

What is it like working as a Sales Associate at The Home Depot Inc.?

Sales Associate in Austin:
"Barely worth it."
Pros: Meeting people, helping people learn, and learning about new home technology. I like moving around and meeting people.
Cons: Conflicting tasks, ie stocking AND working with customers(Prioirty) at the same time. Poor support from management, ie constant change of management personnel, many of whom have poor people skills. A great deal of training, most of which is useless.

Sales Associate in Wilmington:
"Still feeling this place out."
Pros: The bonuses given for good customer service the when we celebrate holidays.
Cons: No coverage. Usually running the whole lumber department myself. Micro managing employees who take there jobs way to serious.

Sales Associate in Lake Worth:
"Too Much To Handle For The Little Raise That I Was Given."
Pros: Helping out customers and fellow associates.
Cons: The headaches supervisor puts us through.

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Experience Affects Sales Associate Salaries




National Average
$22,000


Skills That Affect Sales Associate Salaries

Design
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 7%

Account Sales
up arrow 7%

Cash Handling
up arrow 4%

Technical Sales
up arrow 4%

Customer Relations
up arrow 2%

Computer Service
up arrow 2%

Retail
up arrow 1%

Merchandising
up arrow 1%

Inside Sales
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
0%

Spanish Language
0%

Sales Management
0%

National Average
$22,000

Organizing
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 35%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 52%
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