Service Clerk Salary

Pay for Service Clerks in the United States sits in the ballpark of $9.04 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $7.59 per hour and $16.94. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — more than half lack any form of coverage — but more than two-fifths have medical insurance, and more than a third have dental, too. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 59 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$22,148 - $39,926
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MEDIAN: $29,777
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$7.59 - $16.94
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$22,148 - $39,926  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $745  
Total Pay (?
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$15,893 - $37,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$7.59 - $16.94  
   
Overtime
$8.45 - $27.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $745  
   
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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$15,893 - $37,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 202
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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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At the upper end, Service Clerks who move into a Retail Store Assistant Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Retail Store Assistant Managers is a much higher $32K per year. 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 $7K per year on average, and the latter position pays $5K more per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Service Clerk


Pay for Service Clerks is best at Walgreen Co., which offers a median salary of $18K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $16K to $23K.

Walgreen's Pharmacy offers the least pay with a median salary of $17K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $24K.

Popular Skills for Service Clerk


Service Clerks usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Microsoft Word, Customer Service, and Cash Handling can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those familiar with Customer Service also tend to know Cash Handling.

Pay by Experience Level for Service Clerk

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


Service Clerks with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $18K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $25K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $32K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $40K on average.

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Experience Affects Service Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 105%

Experienced
up arrow 64%

Mid-Career
up arrow 31%

National Average
$19,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Service Clerk Salaries

Microsoft Word
up arrow 13%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$19,000

Cash Handling
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 44%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
medical benefits
Vision: 26%
dental benefits
None: 55%
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