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Sales Clerk, Retail Store Salary

A Sales Clerk, Retail Store earns an average wage of $9.37 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
$14,838 - $39,149
(Median)
$15K
$27K
$39K
MEDIAN: $27,184
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$7.45 - $13.13
(Median)
$7
$9
$13
MEDIAN: $9.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$14,838 - $39,149  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,159  
Profit Sharing
$245.66 - $2,035  
Commission
$0.00 - $8,054  
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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$15,571 - $29,217  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.45 - $13.13  
   
Overtime
$10.41 - $20.24  
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$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,159  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $8,054  
Profit Sharing
$245.66 - $2,035  
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).
)
$15,571 - $29,217  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 472
United States (change)

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.

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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
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

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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National Average
$20,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 32% dental benefits Dental: 24%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 67%