Service Clerk Salary

Earnings for Service Clerks in the United States come in at around $8.91 per hour on average. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $7.57 per hour and $15.95. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. While a little more than half report receiving no health benefits, slightly more than half do receive medical coverage, and over a third have dental, as well. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Women Service Clerks who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$22,073 - $39,568

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$7.57 - $15.95

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$22,073 - $39,568  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,927  
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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$15,846 - $36,536  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$7.57 - $15.95  
   
Overtime
$3.29 - $24.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,927  
   
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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$15,846 - $36,536  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 172
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Job Description for Service Clerk

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

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. Certified Pharmacy Technicians or Pharmacy Technicians are common next-step roles for Service Clerks moving up in their careers; annual pay for Certified Pharmacy Technicians is $7K higher on average, and it's $5K higher for Pharmacy Technicians.

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Professional skills reported by Service Clerks are few in number. Microsoft Word and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Experience with Customer Service is often linked with knowledge of Microsoft Word.

Pay by Experience Level for Service Clerk

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


For many Service Clerks, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $18K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $22K. For Service Clerks, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $32K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $42K.

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Experience Affects Service Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 119%

Experienced
up arrow 66%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$19,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Service Clerk Salaries

Microsoft Word
up arrow 12%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$19,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 46% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 53%
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