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Service Clerk Salary

Median pay for Service Clerks in the United States is around $8.64 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $7.51 per hour and $14.81. Career length and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up a slight majority of Service Clerks (59 percent) survey respondents. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Health benefits are not claimed by all — a little more than half lack any form of coverage — but slightly less than half have medical insurance, and more than a third have dental, too. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$20,426 - $45,999
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MEDIAN: $31,428
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$7.51 - $14.81
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $8.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$20,426 - $45,999  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,980  
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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$15,711 - $35,168  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$7.51 - $14.81  
   
Overtime
$3.29 - $24.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,980  
   
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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$15,711 - $35,168  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 146
United States (change)

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 who go on to become Retail Store Assistant Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Retail Store Assistant Managers is $32K annually. It is quite typical for Service Clerks to transition into roles as Certified Pharmacy Technicians or Pharmacy Technicians, where reported median earnings are $8K and $5K higher per year.

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Service Clerks report a focused set of job skills. Microsoft Word and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Many workers who know Customer Service also know Microsoft Word.

Pay by Experience Level for Service Clerk

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $18K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $25K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Service Clerks bring in $29K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $38K on average.

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Experience Affects Service Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 106%

Experienced
up arrow 56%

Mid-Career
up arrow 34%

National Average
$18,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Service Clerk Salaries

Microsoft Word
up arrow 17%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

National Average
$18,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 46% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 53%