Sales Associate Salary in Chicago, Illinois (United States)

A Sales Associate in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $41,857 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Account Management, Account Sales, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Sales Associate in Chicago, Illinois Salary (?
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$24,592 - $65,889
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $41,857
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Sales Associate in Chicago, Illinois Salary (?
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$8.16 - $14.01
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$24,592 - $65,889  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,899  
Commission
$0.00 - $68,599  
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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$17,837 - $73,132  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 96
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$8.16 - $14.01  
   
Overtime
$8.50 - $21.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,899  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $68,599  
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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$17,837 - $73,132  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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Experience Affects Sales Associate in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 43%
Experienced
up arrow 40%
National Average
$32,000

Skills That Affect Sales Associate in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Account Management
up arrow 40%
Account Sales
up arrow 35%
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 12%
National Average
$32,000
Sales Management
up arrow 6%
Cash Handling
up arrow 34%
Merchandising
up arrow 35%
Customer Relations
up arrow 36%
Customer Service
up arrow 37%
Inside Sales
up arrow 37%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 37%
Computer Service
up arrow 37%
Organizing
up arrow 38%
Retail
up arrow 39%

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Gender

Female
49%
female alumni
 
Male
51%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 38%
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