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Sales Associate Salary in Chicago, Illinois

A substantial slice of final earnings for Sales Associates in Chicago (more than two-fifths) arrives through commissions. Median overall income in this area is approximately $30K. More than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and more than two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. Women make up a slight majority of Sales Associates in Chicago, Ill. (50 percent) survey respondents. Men make up a slight majority of Chicago Sales Associates (50 percent) who responded to the survey. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
$24,974 - $65,108
(Median)
$25K
$41K
$65K
MEDIAN: $41,308
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50%
90%

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$8.17 - $13.86
(Median)
$8
$9
$14
MEDIAN: $9.00
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90%

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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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$24,974 - $65,108  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,480  
Commission
$0.00 - $66,416  
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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$17,779 - $71,334  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 93
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.17 - $13.86  
   
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.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,480  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $66,416  
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).
)
$17,779 - $71,334  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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Experience Affects Sales Associate in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 47%

Mid-Career
up arrow 32%

National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Sales Associate in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Account Management
up arrow 47%

Account Sales
up arrow 38%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 16%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 16%

National Average
$30,000

Sales Management
up arrow 1%

Cash Handling
up arrow 21%

Spanish Language
up arrow 30%

Customer Service
up arrow 31%

Merchandising
up arrow 31%

Customer Relations
up arrow 32%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 32%

Retail
up arrow 34%

Organizing
up arrow 34%

Inside Sales
up arrow 34%

Computer Service
up arrow 34%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 37%