Sales Clerk Salary

Sales Clerks in the United States take home an average $9.95 per hour. Compensation ranges from $7.93 per hour on the lower end to $14.25 on the higher end. The company and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — the larger part — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by approximately two in five and dental plans are enjoyed by one in four. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported.

$23,489 - $69,531
$23K
$31K
$70K
MEDIAN: $31,358
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$7.93 - $14.25
$7
$9
$14
MEDIAN: $9.95
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$23,489 - $69,531  
   
Bonus
$122.55 - $3,523  
Profit Sharing
$450.00  
Commission
$0.00 - $3,041  
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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$16,626 - $31,364  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.93 - $14.25  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$5.32 - $21.49  
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
$122.55 - $3,523  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $3,041  
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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$16,626 - $31,364  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 268

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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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Sales Clerks often transition into a Sales Clerk or Cashier position. Sales Clerks and Cashiers report a slightly lower median income of $18K.

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Popular Skills for Sales Clerk


Sales Clerks who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Sales, Order Inventory, and Cash Handling are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 36 percent, 23 percent, and 13 percent, respectively. Customer Service is a skill commonly found among those who know Cash Handling.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Clerk

Pay by Experience for a Sales Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Sales Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $20,000 based on 164 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sales Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 67 salaries. An experienced Sales Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 61 salaries. A Sales Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 25 salaries.

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
59 %
Male
41 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Sales Clerk Salaries

Experienced
▲7%

Mid-Career
▲6%

Late-Career
▲6%

National Average
$21,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Sales Clerk Salaries

Sales
▲36%

Order Inventory
▲23%

Cash Handling
▲13%


National Average
$21,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 41%
dental benefits
Dental: 24%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
no benefits
None: 59%
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