$21,216
Avg. Salary
$11.12
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$504

Bonus

$800

Profit Sharing

$0.00

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Retail Sales Associate is $11.12 per hour.

The average pay for a Retail Sales Associate is $21,216 per year.

10%
$9.65
10%
$11.12
50%
$15.09
90%
90%
MEDIAN $11.12
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$15k
10%
$21k
50%
$25k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $21,216
$15,100 - $25,200
$21K
MEDIAN: $21,216
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$0$31K
Salary $21,216
Bonus $102 - $1,177
Profit Sharing $204 - $1,219
Commission $0.00
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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$20,219 - $31,579
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 5
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $9.65 - $15.09
Hourly Tips $0.25
Overtime $13.86 - $25.00
Annual Data $0$31K
Bonus $102 - $1,177
Commission $0.00
Profit Sharing $204 - $1,219
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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$20,219 - $31,579
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 272

Job Description for Retail Sales Associate

A retail sales associate works in the customer areas of a retail store. The store uses these workers to help maintain the location's orderliness and appearance, as well as assist shoppers in locating specific merchandise and with questions about sales or special discounts. Additionally, many stores ask their retail associates to perform duties such as restocking inventory throughout a shift. In some stores, associates are cross-trained as cashiers and may be called upon to either run a register at the front of the store or at a remote department location during busy hours. Typically, associates help with store-wide sales campaigns and special promotions; they must be knowledgeable about these campaigns and provide customers with assistance regarding sale items, discounts and customer rewards programs.

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Pay by Experience Level for Retail Sales Associate

Pay by Experience for a Retail Sales Associate has a positive trend. An entry-level Retail Sales Associate with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 83 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Retail 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 $24,000 based on 47 salaries. An experienced Retail Sales Associate which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 33 salaries. A Retail 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 $31,000 based on 11 salaries.

Key Stats for Retail Sales Associate

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 115 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Retail Sales Associate Salaries

▲33%

▲12%

▲4%

National Average
$23,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Retail Sales Associate Salaries

▲8%

Inside Sales
▲7%

Microsoft Office
▲3%


National Average
$23,000






Customer Service
▼4%

▼4%

Organizing
▼4%

Sales Management
▼5%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼5%

Maintenance
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 115 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 36%