Sales Clerk Salary (United States)

A Sales Clerk earns an average wage of $9.36 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.
Sales Clerk Total Pay (?
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$7.59 - $13.32
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.59 - $13.32  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $16.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $966  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $9,863  
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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$15,801 - $30,923  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 266
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Job Description for Sales Clerk

Sales clerks generally hold an entry-level position in retail stores, although any company that sells goods to the general public may have sales clerks. These clerks assist customers, run checkout procedures and cash registers, and generally act as the "faces" that customers associate with a business. The sales clerk must know how to work a cash register and/or point-of-sale (POS) computer system, as well as accurately input any required data on the store’s POS system. The clerk must also be trained in secure cash and credit card handling procedures as well. Additionally, the sales clerk must know how to handle discounts, coupons, and irregular pricing and procedures where tags are conflicting or unavailable.
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Sales Clerk 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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Experience Affects Sales Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%
Experienced
up arrow 6%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$20,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Sales Clerk Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 1%
National Average
$20,000
Sales
up arrow 4%
Cash Handling
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
65%
female alumni
 
Male
35%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 34% dental benefits Dental: 24%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 64%
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