A Sales Clerk, Retail Store earns an average wage of $9.20 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Sales Clerk, Retail Store Total Pay (?
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$15,250 - $40,851
(Median)
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41K
MEDIAN: $28,758
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Sales Clerk, Retail Store Total Pay (?
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$7.46 - $13.19
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$15,250 - $40,851  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,020  
Profit Sharing
$58.17 - $5,152  
Commission
$0.00 - $8,095  
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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$15,615 - $29,555  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 803
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.46 - $13.19  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.14 - $0.91  
Overtime
$7.85 - $21.98  
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$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,020  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $8,095  
Profit Sharing
$58.17 - $5,152  
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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$15,615 - $29,555  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 803
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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
  • 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.
  • 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.
Pay by Experience Level for Sales Clerk, Retail Store
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Sales Clerk, Retail Store Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$20,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Sales Clerk, Retail Store Salaries

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Customer Service
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National Average
$20,000
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Gender
Female
59%
female alumni
 
Male
41%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 34% dental benefits Dental: 26%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 64%
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