The average Sales Clerk in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $9.90 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $7.88 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $14.29. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Female Sales Clerks are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (61 percent) are women. Although over a third have medical coverage and just under one in four have dental coverage, the larger part claim no health benefits at all. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,798 - $39,305
$31K
MEDIAN: $30,578
50%

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$7.88 - $14.29
$7
$9
$14
MEDIAN: $9.90
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$30,578  
   
Bonus
$120.00 - $3,600  
Profit Sharing
$450.00  
Commission
$0.00 - $2,230  
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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$16,581 - $31,225  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.88 - $14.29  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$5.32 - $21.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$120.00 - $3,600  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $2,230  
Profit Sharing
$450.00  
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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$16,581 - $31,225  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 265

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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

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Sales Clerk


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Many Sales Clerks transition into upper-level roles like Sales Clerk or Cashier. However, Sales Clerks and Cashiers do report a slightly lower median income of $18K per year.

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Popular Skills for Sales Clerk


Sales Clerks report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Sales, Order Inventory, and Cash Handling are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 37 percent, 24 percent, and 13 percent, respectively. Many workers who know Cash Handling also know Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Clerk

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $20K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $22K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Sales Clerks make a median salary of $22K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $23K.

Sales Clerk Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Sales Clerk?

Sales Clerk in Rockledge:
"Sales clerk."
Pros: Work environment is professional, The schedule is flexible, management is fair, and the ability to interact with people on the day to day.
Cons: Rude customers, lack of hours on schedule, pay.

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Key Stats for Sales Clerk

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
041
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Sales Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Sales Clerk Salaries

Sales
up arrow 37%

Order Inventory
up arrow 24%

Cash Handling
up arrow 13%


National Average
$21,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 37%
dental benefits
Dental: 22%
vision benefits
Vision: 21%
dental benefits
None: 62%
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