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Sales Associate Salary in Chicago, Illinois

It's impossible to make it big as a Sales Associates in Chicago, Ill. ; the average employee scrapes together only around $40K per year. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and more than two-fifths receive dental plans. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. Work is enjoyable for Sales Associates in Chicago, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$24,511 - $62,525
(Median)
$25K
$40K
$63K
MEDIAN: $40,178
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$8.21 - $14.05
(Median)
$8
$9
$14
MEDIAN: $9.00
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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$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$24,511 - $62,525  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,913  
Commission
$0.00 - $65,496  
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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$17,864 - $68,566  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 94
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$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.21 - $14.05  
   
Overtime
$8.66 - $20.83  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,913  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $65,496  
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).
)
$17,864 - $68,566  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 94

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Experience Affects Sales Associate in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 47%

Experienced
up arrow 47%

National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Sales Associate in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Account Management
up arrow 38%

Account Sales
up arrow 33%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 18%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 16%

Sales Management
0%

National Average
$30,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 23%

Cash Handling
up arrow 26%

Spanish Language
up arrow 28%

Customer Service
up arrow 30%

Customer Relations
up arrow 31%

Merchandising
up arrow 31%

Inside Sales
up arrow 32%

Organizing
up arrow 33%

Retail
up arrow 34%

Computer Service
up arrow 34%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 38%