A Sales Clerk earns an average wage of $9.52 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Sales Clerk Total Pay (?
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$13,649 - $50,307
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MEDIAN: $30,252
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Sales Clerk Total Pay (?
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$7.64 - $13.56
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$13,649 - $50,307  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $975  
Commission
$0.00 - $4,500  
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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$15,991 - $31,967  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 237
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.64 - $13.56  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $18.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $975  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $4,500  
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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$15,991 - $31,967  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 237
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Sales Clerk
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Sales Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%
Experienced
up arrow 8%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$20,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Sales Clerk Salaries

Sales
0%
National Average
$20,000
Customer Service
up arrow 1%
Cash Handling
up arrow 17%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 47 votes.
Gender
Female
61%
female alumni
 
Male
39%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 37% dental benefits Dental: 24%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 60%
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