The average wage for a Sales Associate is C$11.59 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. A skill in Social Media Marketing is associated with high pay for this job.

C$23,598 - C$65,134
C$24K
C$40K
C$65K
MEDIAN: C$39,970
10%
50%
90%
C$10.54 - C$15.38
C$11
C$12
C$15
MEDIAN: C$11.74
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$65K
Salary C$23,598 - C$65,134
Bonus C$99.67 - C$11,621
Profit Sharing C$100 - C$3,477
Commission C$0.00 - C$30,032
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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C$22,103 - C$46,324
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 662
Hourly Data C$0C$24
Hourly Rate C$10.54 - C$15.38
Hourly Tips C$0.08 - C$3.31
Overtime C$11.17 - C$24.49
Annual Data C$0C$46K
Bonus C$99.67 - C$11,621
Commission C$0.00 - C$30,032
Profit Sharing C$100 - C$3,477
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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C$22,103 - C$46,324
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,757

Job Description for Sales Associate

Sales associates often work in department stores. They answering customers’ questions, solve product concerns, and sometimes act as cashiers. Sales associates can also work in fields like telemarketing and auto sales.

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Sales Associate Tasks

  • Process payment for products or service, may maintain customer preference records.
  • Assist the customer in selecting products/services, answer questions and check for stock and availability.
  • Attend special training of products/services to understand the product features, trends or styles of the products/services.
  • Sell the organization's products/services to new or established customers typically via walk-in business.

Sales Associate Pay By Employer

$0$31K

$21,174

$22,497

Macy's, Inc.
305 profiles
$19,969

JCPenney
237 profiles
$18,510

$16,502

Best Buy
168 profiles
$22,603

Target Corporation
115 profiles
$21,603

$23,426

The Gap Inc.
112 profiles
$20,891

Old Navy
110 profiles
$20,334

Common Career Paths for Sales Associate


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Popular Skills for Sales Associate

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Associate

Pay by Experience for a Sales Associate has a positive trend. An entry-level Sales Associate with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$24,000 based on 1,368 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sales Associate with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$28,000 based on 382 salaries. An experienced Sales Associate which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$31,000 based on 211 salaries. A Sales Associate with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$35,000 based on 87 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$25,633

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Sales Associate Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Sales Associate?

Sales Associate in Toronto:
"Great corporate culture, great management team."
Pros: Meeting new people every single day. The work environment is amazing . Great positive attitude from the management as well as my colleagues. Good competitive spirit amongst co-workers.
Cons: Sometimes the work can be really challenging as well as stressful. Meeting work deadlines is very crucial at the same time even tougher. Customers may be rude sometimes .

Sales Associate in Hamilton:
"Life of a wine rep."
Pros: Colleagues, flexible schedule , passionate about the product.
Cons: Pay.

Sales Associate in Edmonton:
Pros: Friendly coworkers. Low stress.
Cons: Low pay. Not intellectual stimulating.

Sales Associate in West Vancouver:
"A good entry level position"
Pros: Its pays
Cons: Its is extremely boring and there is almost no brake time

Sales Associate in Regina:
Pros: Work environment is good, coworkers are all friendly and easy-going. I have good relationship with customers.
Cons: It is not a high-paying job. You only get half an hour lunch break.

Sales Associate in Calgary:
Pros: Dealing and addressing customer needs with respect to retail industry
Cons: Weekend shifts

Sales Associate in Keswick:
"Bakery Associate"
Pros: Other associates working at time are sociable.
Cons: Left to pick up after associates, expected to do twice as much in half the time, always left with the undesirable hours.

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Key Stats for Sales Associate

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 461 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Sales Associate Salaries

▲36%

▲22%

▲8%

National Average
C$26,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Sales Associate Salaries

Social Media Marketing
▲19%



▲5%

Problem Solving
▲5%


▼0%

National Average
C$26,000


Product Demonstration
▼1%


Merchandising
▼3%


Cashier
▼11%

Retail
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 461 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 59%