Sales Clerk, Retail Store Salary

A Sales Clerk, Retail Store earns an average wage of $9.91 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$23,583 - $58,958
$25K
MEDIAN: $25,028
50%

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$8.04 - $14.06
$8
$10
$14
MEDIAN: $9.96
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$25,028  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$16,757 - $30,452  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.04 - $14.06  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.16  
Overtime
$4.90 - $20.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
Commission
$0.00  
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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$16,757 - $30,452  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 200

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Job Description for Sales Clerk, Retail Store

Sales clerks in retail stores are responsible for all aspects of front-end customer service in a retail location. This involves greeting customers, answering inquiries, and directing customers to the appropriate section of the store to find their desired merchandise. Sales clerks must have knowledge of the store inventory, layout, and policies. They operate the cash register, handle cash and other payment methods, and unpack and unload shipments. Additionally, sales clerks restock merchandise, tag items with proper prices, update store displays and signage, and maintain the cleanliness and orderliness of the store. These clerks may give advice on products to customers and maintain store records, as well as resolve minor customer disputes and refer them to their manager when needed.

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Sales Clerk, Retail Store Tasks

  • Process payment for products or service, may maintain customer preference records.
  • Assist the customer in selecting products/services, answer questions and check for stock and availability.
  • Attend special training of products/services to understand the product features, trends or styles of the products/services.
  • Sell the organization's products/services to new or established customers typically via walk-in business.

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Pay by Experience Level for Sales Clerk, Retail Store

Pay by Experience for a Sales Clerk, Retail Store has a positive trend. An entry-level Sales Clerk, Retail Store with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $20,000 based on 135 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sales Clerk, Retail Store with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 45 salaries. An experienced Sales Clerk, Retail Store which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 36 salaries. A Sales Clerk, Retail Store with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 19 salaries.

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Key Stats for Sales Clerk, Retail Store

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Sales Clerk, Retail Store Salaries

▲19%

▲13%

National Average
$21,000

▼1%

▼4%

Skills That Affect Sales Clerk, Retail Store Salaries

National Average
$21,000

Sales
▼1%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 25%
dental benefits
Dental: 16%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
no benefits
None: 73%
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