Service Clerk Salary

Service Clerks in the United States take home approximately $8.67 per hour on average. Earnings sit near $7.52 per hour on the lower side but can approach $14.43 on the higher side. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Although just over a half lack health benefits of any kind, a little less than half do enjoy medical insurance, and over a third get dental coverage, too. Women make up a slight majority of Service Clerks (58 percent) survey respondents. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$21,927 - $45,569
(Median)
$22K
$33K
$46K
MEDIAN: $33,000
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$7.52 - $14.43
(Median)
$7
$8
$14
MEDIAN: $8.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$21,927 - $45,569  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
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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$15,730 - $34,935  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$7.52 - $14.43  
   
Overtime
$3.43 - $24.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
   
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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$15,730 - $34,935  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 153

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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. A common career progression for a Service Clerk is to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician or a Pharmacy Technician. Compared to Service Clerks, the first group earns $8K more on average, and the second group earns $5K more.

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Service Clerks note just a narrow range of job skills. Microsoft Word and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Aptitude in Customer Service tends to also indicate an understanding of Microsoft Word.

Pay by Experience Level for Service Clerk

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


Service Clerks who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker earns $18K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $23K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $27K. 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 $36K.

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Experience Affects Service Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 95%

Experienced
up arrow 46%

Mid-Career
up arrow 27%

National Average
$19,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Service Clerk Salaries

Microsoft Word
up arrow 16%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

National Average
$19,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 47% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 52%