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Service Clerk Salary

For Service Clerks, hourly average wages total $8.80 per hour. Earnings sit near $7.56 per hour on the lower side but can approach $15.39 on the higher side. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and approximately half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by roughly one-half and dental coverage is claimed by around two in five. Though the majority of Service Clerks do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Women make up a slight majority of Service Clerks (56 percent) survey respondents. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$22,073 - $39,568
(Median)
$22K
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MEDIAN: $30,166
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$7.56 - $15.39
(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 - $1,987  
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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$15,823 - $36,469  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$7.56 - $15.39  
   
Overtime
$3.57 - $25.09  
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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$15,823 - $36,469  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 167

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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Retail Store Assistant Manager. The average Retail Store Assistant Manager brings home $32K per year. 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 $8K higher and $5K higher, respectively.

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Service Clerks who took the survey. Microsoft Word and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Customer Service and Microsoft Word are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Service Clerk

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Service Clerks. The average beginner in this position makes around $18K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $25K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $31K in this role. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $41K.

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Experience Affects Service Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 118%

Experienced
up arrow 64%

Mid-Career
up arrow 35%

National Average
$19,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

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
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 51%
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