$40,849
Avg. Salary
$9.98
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,530

Profit Sharing

$385

Commission

$3,979

The average pay for a Sales Associate is $11.06 per hour.

The average pay for a Sales Associate is $22,000 per year.

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MEDIAN $40,849
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$0$72K
Salary $21,417 - $72,763
Bonus $102 - $15,148
Profit Sharing $78.29 - $6,056
Commission $0.00 - $29,653
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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$16,836 - $46,861
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 5,325
Hourly Data $0$24
Hourly Rate $7.96 - $14.24
Hourly Tips $0.10 - $4.96
Overtime $8.87 - $24.03
Annual Data $0$46K
Bonus $102 - $15,148
Commission $0.00 - $29,653
Profit Sharing $78.29 - $6,056
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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$16,836 - $46,861
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 24,321

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.

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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 $21,000 based on 12,561 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 $24,000 based on 3,057 salaries. An experienced Sales Associate which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 1,845 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 $31,000 based on 711 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $21,897

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 Glen Burnie:
"Its Good."
Pros: Love helping customers find the perfect electronic for them.
Cons: Been there 2 years still am not full time feels like I'm not appreciated all of the time.

Sales Associate in Tinley Park:
"Stressful."
Pros: Making people happy with my work.
Cons: Not enough employees to maintain.

Sales Associate in Lake Grove:
Pros: There are many wonderful co-workers and managers.
Cons: There is very little incentive to perform better. Salary is never discussed as an incentive. The few perks are rather meager and work primarily for the company's benefits. I don't look for small prices or contests to help me feel good about my job. I'm sure it's not that they don't know that the most significant motivator is an appropriate raise in pay. They just choose to ignore the greatest needs of their employees. Some work very close by and for them the job is something that brings in spending money. For others a good part of their salary goes to gas and car maintenance. Still others like myself need the money, live too far to make it in with ease. I would be a lot happier if they would stop trying to tell me that every new policy and event will help Macys make more money. Do they really believe that the employees care that Macy's is making huge profits while they are barely making it on their salaries and giving it (the job) their best.

Sales Associate in Bangor:
"Sales Atmosphere."
Pros: I generally love selling footwear.
Cons: The underpayment I receive from my employer.

Sales Associate in McHenry:
"Excellant Employee."
Pros: The variety of things to do. The amount of people you meet everyday. The variety of personalities.
Cons: Unhappy people in management.

Sales Associate in Cornelius:
"Customer Service."
Pros: Working with the public.
Cons: Being under valued.

Sales Associate in Orlando:
"Underpaid Employer With Three Years Of Experience."
Pros:
Cons: Aeropostale under pays the employees. They abuse the fact that they hire teenagers in order to not pay more than sufficient. They don't give any benefits just because we are "just kids" through their eyes. Although they have teenagers with experience such as myself they still under pay. I've been in retail for three years and I'm paid eight dollars an hour with not even 15 hours a week.

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Key Stats for Sales Associate

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4471 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Sales Associate Salaries

▲42%

▲25%

▲9%

National Average
$22,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Sales Associate Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4471 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 36%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
no benefits
None: 62%