Service Clerk Salary

Earnings for Service Clerks in the United States come in at around $9.04 per hour on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $7.59 per hour to $16.94. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A little more than half of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than two-fifths report medical coverage and more than a third claim dental coverage as well. Women Service Clerks who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$22,148 - $39,926
(Median)
$22K
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MEDIAN: $29,777
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$7.59 - $16.94
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$22,148 - $39,926  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $745  
Total Pay (?
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$15,893 - $37,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$7.59 - $16.94  
   
Overtime
$8.45 - $27.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $745  
   
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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$15,893 - $37,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 202
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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 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. Service Clerks most often move into positions as Certified Pharmacy Technicians or Pharmacy Technicians; those groups report median salaries that are $7K higher and $5K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Service Clerk


Pay for Service Clerks is best at Walgreen Co., which offers a median salary of $18K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $16K to $23K.

Walgreen's Pharmacy offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $17K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $16K to $24K.

Popular Skills for Service Clerk


Survey takers who work as Service Clerks usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Microsoft Word, Customer Service, and Cash Handling can expect to be compensated well for these skills. It is often found that people who know Customer Service are also skilled in Cash Handling.

Pay by Experience Level for Service Clerk

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


Service Clerks generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. 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. After working for 10 to 20 years, Service Clerks make a median salary of $32K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $40K.

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Experience Affects Service Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 105%

Experienced
up arrow 64%

Mid-Career
up arrow 31%

National Average
$19,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Service Clerk Salaries

Microsoft Word
up arrow 13%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$19,000

Cash Handling
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 44%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
medical benefits
Vision: 26%
dental benefits
None: 55%
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