Service Clerk Salary

Median pay for Service Clerks in the United States is around $8.89 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $7.56 per hour and $15.81. Career duration 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. Women make up a slight majority of Service Clerks (56 percent) survey respondents. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and over one-half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a little less than one-half and dental coverage is claimed by over a third. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$22,073 - $39,568
(Median)
$22K
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MEDIAN: $30,166
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$7.56 - $15.81
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $8.00
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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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$15,840 - $36,590  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$7.56 - $15.81  
   
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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$15,840 - $36,590  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 171
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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 progress into high-paying roles like Retail Store Assistant Manager, where median compensation is $32K annually. Service Clerks moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Certified Pharmacy Technicians or Pharmacy Technicians. The median paychecks in those roles are $7K higher and $5K higher, respectively.

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Survey takers who work as Service Clerks report a focused set of job skills. Microsoft Word and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. It is not unusual for someone who knows Customer Service to be familiar with Microsoft Word as well.

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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $18K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $22K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $31K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $42K on average.

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Experience Affects Service Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 119%

Experienced
up arrow 65%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$19,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

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
15%
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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