Average Sales Associate Hourly Pay

$10.23
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,241
Bonus
$3,874
Commission
$384
Profit Sharing
What am I worth?
Get pay report
How should I pay?
Price a job
The average hourly pay for a Sales Associate is $10.23.
10%
$8.12
MEDIAN
$10.23
90%
$14.60
Is Sales Associate your job title? Find out what you should be paid

Use our tool to get a personalized report on your market worth.

How it works:
1
Enter city & years of experience
2
Add pay factors like skills & education
3
Find your market worth with a report tailored to you
United States (change)
Hourly Rate
$8 - $15
Bonus
$100 - $14,886
Profit Sharing
$97 - $5,735
Commission
$474 - $29,089
Total Pay
$17,148 - $44,338

Your Market Worth Over Time

How has your pay changed over time for your market? Find out by taking our salary quiz.

Job Description for Sales Associate

Job Satisfaction for Sales Associate

3.6 out of 5
(4,899)
Highly Satisfied
362Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Sales Associate are from the companies Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, The Home Depot Inc. and Macy's, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Best Buy where the average pay is $11.75. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The Home Depot Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, earning around $11.19 and $10.76, respectively. Dollar General Corporation pays the lowest at around $8.07. JCPenney and Old Navy also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $9.14 and $10.06, respectively.

Sales Associate Job Listings

Search for more jobs
Search

Popular Skills for Sales Associate

Skills in Customer Relations are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Organizing, Cash Handling and Retail.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Associate

An entry-level Sales Associate with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $9.75 based on 3,542 salaries. An early career Sales Associate with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.11 based on 16,337 salaries. A mid-career Sales Associate with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.08 based on 4,291 salaries. An experienced Sales Associate with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.02 based on 2,905 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $12.
Employees with Sales Associate in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 18.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (16.9% more) and Chicago, Illinois (10.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (1.7% less), Miami, Florida (1.2% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (1.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 28,553 survey responses.
Entry Level
12.4%
Early Career
57.2%
Mid Career
15.0%
Experienced
10.2%
Late Career
5.2%