Sales Associate Salary

A Sales Associate earns an average wage of $9.75 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Field Sales, Account Sales, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Sales Management, and Inside Sales.

$21,514 - $72,307
$22K
$41K
$72K
MEDIAN: $40,593
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50%
90%

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$7.91 - $14.08
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$9
$14
MEDIAN: $9.84
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$0$72K
Salary $21,514 - $72,307
Bonus $102 - $15,543
Profit Sharing $76.03 - $6,071
Commission $0.00 - $29,391
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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$16,702 - $46,990
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Feb 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 5,227
Hourly Data $0$23
Hourly Rate $7.91 - $14.08
Hourly Tips $0.08 - $5.18
Overtime $8.86 - $23.89
Annual Data $0$46K
Bonus $102 - $15,543
Commission $0.00 - $29,391
Profit Sharing $76.03 - $6,071
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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$16,702 - $46,990
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Feb 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 22,810

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

$20,991

$22,288

Macy's, Inc.
312 profiles
$19,847

JCPenney
229 profiles
$18,422

$16,449

Best Buy
164 profiles
$22,438

The Gap Inc.
112 profiles
$20,785

Target Corporation
106 profiles
$21,172

$20,046

$23,189

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 $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: $21,522

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 Bellevue:
"Wine sales rep."
Pros: My customers & my professional independence.
Cons: Horrible management, dismissive and inappropriate boss, no HR support. Highly secretive about our pay structure and constant incentive changes or removal without explanation.

Sales Associate in Tulare:
Pros: The atmosphere of the team up too assistant managers.
Cons: Incompetent leadership from a new store manager who just started 4 months ago.

Sales Associate in St. Paul:
"It's not a bad thing but kinda worried about my future somet."
Pros: My customers satisfaction.
Cons: Changing my pay and my beds location in store.

Sales Associate in Shoreline:
"Work flexibility, gratis, great team."
Pros: Flexibility, not a lot of stress, talking to customers, handling cash, gratis.
Cons: Co-workers are lazy, steal customers, keeping track of who sells the most, the hours you get are based on how much you sell.

Sales Associate in River Falls:
"Flexibility, laid back."
Pros: Getting to engage with different people, and design jewelry.
Cons: No time for myself.

Sales Associate in mpumalanga nelspruit:
"It gives more experience on working with diversity people."
Pros:
Cons:

Sales Associate in Carlsbad:
Pros: Commission and sales bonus opportunities.
Cons: Competitive.

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Key Stats for Sales Associate

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3806 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

▲45%

▲28%

▲11%

National Average
$22,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Sales Associate Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3806 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

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: 61%