Sales Clerk, Retail Store Salary

A Sales Clerk, Retail Store earns an average wage of $9.78 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$19,489 - $40,189
(Median)
$19K
$27K
$40K
MEDIAN: $26,664
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$7.74 - $13.53
(Median)
$7
$9
$14
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,489 - $40,189  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,004  
Profit Sharing
$1,017  
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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$16,177 - $29,540  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.74 - $13.53  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.20  
Overtime
$7.66 - $21.15  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,004  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $8,054  
Profit Sharing
$1,017  
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).
)
$16,177 - $29,540  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 382
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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.

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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 20%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Sales Clerk, Retail Store Salaries

up arrow 8%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

National Average
$21,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
medical benefits
Vision: 20%
dental benefits
None: 61%
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