Entry-Level Customer Service Sales Associate Salary

Entry-Level Customer Service Sales Associates can expect wages of $10.58 per hour on average. The range in cash compensation to Entry-Level Customer Service Sales Associates ($18K to $40K) includes potential earnings of $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Entry-Level Customer Service Sales Associates (65 percent) who took the survey are female. Health benefits are not claimed by all — close to one-half lack any form of coverage — but just over two-fifths have medical insurance, and over a third have dental, too. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$22,694 - $50,210
$23K
$36K
$50K
MEDIAN: $36,251
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$8.41 - $15.52
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$0$50K
Salary $22,694 - $50,210
Bonus $103.66 - $5,816
Profit Sharing $15.00 - $5,215
Commission $0.00 - $15,101
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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$17,929 - $39,787
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 144
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $8.41 - $15.52
Hourly Tips $0.22 - $11.04
Overtime $10.74 - $26.28
Annual Data $0$39K
Bonus $103.66 - $5,816
Commission $0.00 - $15,101
Profit Sharing $15.00 - $5,215
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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$17,929 - $39,787
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 791

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Customer Service Sales Associate Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Customer Service Sales Associate


The Home Depot Inc., Bank of America Corp. (BOFA), Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc are among the top companies that take on many Entry-Level Customer Service Sales Associates. Pay for Entry-Level Customer Service Sales Associates is best at Bank of America Corp. (BOFA), which offers a median salary of $31K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $26K to $35K. The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., and Lowe's Companies, Inc are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Entry-Level Customer Service Sales Associates earning around $31K, $25K, or $22K at each firm, respectively.

Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Wal-Mart Stores, Inc ($21K), The Home Depot Inc. ($22K), and Lowe's Companies, Inc ($22K).

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $23,746

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

For Entry-Level Customer Service Sales Associates, busy Seattle offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 54 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Customer Service Sales Associates can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Charlotte (+47 percent), New York (+45 percent), Cleveland (+39 percent), and Chicago (+39 percent). Columbus is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 19 percent. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Richmond (19 percent less) and Houston (8 percent less).

Customer Service Sales Associate Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Customer Service Sales Associate in St. Augustine:
"Should not have taken first offer of salary!!"
You know your worth as an employee in the field you choose. Be fair to employer and stick to your idea of a fair starting salary!!!

Customer Service Sales Associate in Faribault:
The main thing I would say is a valuable skill is knowing about spreadsheets and PowerPoints.

Customer Service Sales Associate in Orlando:
"Customer service."
Know the company benefits that are offered to shoppers. Know your products and your competitors.

Customer Service Sales Associate in Oak Forest:
"Ask for the raise you deserve."

Customer Service Sales Associate in Lexington:
"No chance of growth."
Develop a relationship with customers!

Customer Service Sales Associate in Jasper:
"A Challenging Job, Some Stress Involved, Work With Others."
Keep a positive attitude. Do the best job you can because hard work pays off and always be ready for a new challenge.

Key Stats for Customer Service Sales Associate

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 176 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
13%
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Skills That Affect Customer Service Sales Associate Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▲29%

Microsoft Office
▲15%

Customer Service Metrics
▲11%

Inside Sales
▲10%

Sales Management
▲10%



Computer Service
▲6%

Software Knowledge
▲5%

Marketing Communications
▲3%

National Average
$24,000

Sales
▼2%


Bilingual
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 176 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 44%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 50%
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