Service Clerk Salary

Median pay for Service Clerks in the United States is around $10.23 per hour. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are more female Service Clerks who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 63 percent. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than two-fifths lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and a little less than one-half receive dental plans. The majority of Service Clerks claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26,398 - $36,063
$29K
MEDIAN: $28,963
50%

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$7.95 - $19.17
$8
$10
$19
MEDIAN: $10.23
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$28,963  
   
Bonus
$5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$16,617 - $41,134  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$7.95 - $19.17  
   
Overtime
$11.79 - $37.02  
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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$16,617 - $41,134  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 145

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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. The most common next step for a Service Clerk is to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician or a Pharmacy Technician. The former position pays an additional $5K per year on average, and the latter position pays $3K more per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Service Clerk


With a median salary of $19K, Walgreen Co. offers Service Clerks the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $17K and are capped at $26K.

Walgreen's Pharmacy offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $17K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $16K to $24K.

Popular Skills for Service Clerk


Typical Service Clerks report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, facility with Customer Relations and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 65 percent and 43 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Cash Handling. It is often found that people who know Customer Service are also skilled in Cash Handling.

Pay by Experience Level for Service Clerk

Pay by Experience for a Service Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Service Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $19,000 based on 93 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Service Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Service Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 32 salaries. A Service Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 12 salaries.

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Key Stats for Service Clerk

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

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
20%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Service Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
▲78%

Experienced
▲48%

Mid-Career
▲17%

National Average
$22,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Service Clerk Salaries

Customer Relations
▲65%

Microsoft Word
▲43%

National Average
$22,000


Cash Handling
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 44%