Average Service Clerks in the United States make around $10.10 per hour. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women account for the majority of Service Clerks who responded to the questionnaire — 61 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Service Clerks. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly less than half lack coverage. On the flip side, just over a half have medical insurance and more than two-fifths receive dental plans. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

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MEDIAN: $29,678
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$7.84 - $18.32
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$29,679  
   
Bonus
$5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$16,383 - $39,965  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$7.84 - $18.32  
   
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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$16,383 - $39,965  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 146
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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 $5K higher and $3K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Service Clerk


Employees at Walgreen Co. enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $19K is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, with lower figures hovering around $16K and higher ones not far away at only $25K.

The lowest salaries can be found at Walgreen's Pharmacy — median pay is $17K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $16K and only reaching $24K.

Popular Skills for Service Clerk


Survey takers who work as Service Clerks typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, facility with Customer Relations and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 68 percent and 41 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Cash Handling. Most people experienced in Customer Service also know Cash Handling.

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. The average beginner in this position makes around $19K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $26K. For Service Clerks, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $33K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $42K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Service Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 93%

Experienced
up arrow 54%

Mid-Career
up arrow 23%

National Average
$22,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Service Clerk Salaries

Customer Relations
up arrow 68%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 41%

National Average
$22,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Cash Handling
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 47%
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