The average Service Clerk in the United States earns approximately $10.22 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just over two-fifths lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by roughly one-half. The majority of Service Clerks (61 percent) who took the survey are female. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$25,295 - $38,738
$25K
$29K
$39K
MEDIAN: $29,305
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50%
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$7.90 - $19.07
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$10
$19
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$25,295 - $38,738  
   
Bonus
$5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$16,526 - $40,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$7.90 - $19.07  
   
Overtime
$11.75 - $37.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$5,000  
   
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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$16,526 - $40,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 146

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Job Description for Service Clerk

  • Accurately ring out purchases and confidently resolve pricing issues and answer customer questions.
  • Maintain track of inventory and ensure that merchandise is stocked and appropriately displayed according to company standards.
  • Provide high-quality customer service and ensure that customers leave satisfied with their experience.

Common Career Paths for Service Clerk


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Service Clerks may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Retail Store Assistant Manager. The latter position pays an average of $32K annually. When Service Clerks are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Certified Pharmacy Technicians or Pharmacy Technicians. Those roles pay an additional $5K and $3K, respectively.

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Although the highest salaries can be found at Walgreen Co. where median pay is $19K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $17K and $26K.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $16K to just $24K — but Walgreen's Pharmacy offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $17K.

Popular Skills for Service Clerk


Service Clerks who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Customer Relations and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 64 percent and 36 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Cash Handling. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of Cash Handling.

Pay by Experience Level for Service Clerk

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


For many Service Clerks, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $19K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $26K. Service Clerks bring in $33K after working for 10 to 20 years. Service Clerks who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $42K.

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Key Stats for Service Clerk

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Service Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 89%

Experienced
up arrow 48%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

National Average
$22,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Service Clerk Salaries

Customer Relations
up arrow 64%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 36%

National Average
$22,000


Cash Handling
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 44%
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