C$40,483
Avg. Salary
C$11.90
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

C$1,940

Bonus

C$586

Profit Sharing

C$5,197

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Sales Associate is C$11.90 per hour.

The average pay for a Sales Associate is C$40,483 per year.

C$10.64
10%
C$11.90
50%
C$15.41
90%
MEDIAN C$11.90
C$24k
10%
C$40k
50%
C$66k
90%
MEDIAN C$40,483
C$23,620 - C$66,357
C$24K
C$40K
C$66K
MEDIAN: C$40,483
10%
50%
90%
C$10.64 - C$15.41
C$11
C$12
C$15
MEDIAN: C$11.90
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$66K
Salary C$23,620 - C$66,357
Bonus C$101 - C$10,312
Profit Sharing C$99.50 - C$3,452
Commission C$1.99 - C$29,896
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$22,307 - C$46,435
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 3 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 630
Hourly Data C$0C$24
Hourly Rate C$10.64 - C$15.41
Hourly Tips C$0.08 - C$3.36
Overtime C$11.11 - C$24.09
Annual Data C$0C$46K
Bonus C$101 - C$10,312
Commission C$1.99 - C$29,896
Profit Sharing C$99.50 - C$3,452
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).
)
C$22,307 - C$46,435
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 3 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,635

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

$21,409

$22,740

Macy's, Inc.
289 profiles
$20,167

JCPenney
237 profiles
$18,606

$16,572

Best Buy
173 profiles
$23,258

Target Corporation
124 profiles
$22,383

$23,596

Old Navy
122 profiles
$20,471

The Gap Inc.
106 profiles
$21,137

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$26,051

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

Sales Associate Advice

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

Sales Associate in Nanaimo:
"They Hire People With High Work Ethics And They Have None."
Do your homework, know everything you can about a company, management, customers and their jobs and wages. Don't be fooled by your employers. They want the most they can get out of you especially for a cheap dollar. Know your worth.

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 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.

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

Sales Associate in Toronto:
Pros: People are likeable, the product/service is cool
Cons: The fine details of the product are not that interesting

Sales Associate in Montreal:
"The pressure to pressure in turn customers"
If you cannot pressure customers to buy and use your credit card do not take the job

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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 477 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Sales Associate Salaries

▲33%

▲20%

▲6%

National Average
C$26,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Sales Associate Salaries

Social Media Marketing
▲17%


▲4%


Problem Solving
▲3%


National Average
C$26,000

▼1%


Product Demonstration
▼3%

Merchandising
▼4%



Cashier
▼12%

Retail
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 477 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 58%