Service Clerk Salary

For Service Clerks, hourly average wages total $8.83 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $7.56 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $15.31. Career duration and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women Service Clerks who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Though the majority of Service Clerks do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. While some workers in this profession — a little more than half — do not have any health coverage, more than two-fifths do receive medical benefits and more than a third have dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$22,073 - $39,568
(Median)
$22K
$30K
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MEDIAN: $30,166
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$7.56 - $15.31
(Median)
$7
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$15
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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$15,834 - $36,087  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$7.56 - $15.31  
   
Overtime
$3.36 - $24.71  
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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$15,834 - $36,087  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 170
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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. 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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Survey takers who work as Service Clerks usually report a few specific 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 with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $23K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $18K. Service Clerks with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $31K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $41K.

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Experience Affects Service Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 117%

Experienced
up arrow 66%

Mid-Career
up arrow 25%

National Average
$19,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Service Clerk Salaries

Microsoft Word
up arrow 13%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$19,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 54%
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