Average Sales Associate Hourly Pay at JCPenney

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The average hourly pay for a Sales Associate at JCPenney is $9.03.
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Hourly Rate
$8 - $11
$0 - $2
$0 - $5,677
Total Pay
$16,478 - $23,798

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Job Description for Sales Associate

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 $11.42. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The Home Depot Inc. and Target Corporation, earning around $11.08 and $10.94, respectively. Dollar General Corporation pays the lowest at around $8.02. Macy's, Inc. and Old Navy also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $9.84 and $9.94, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Sales Associate

Skills in Customer Service, Cash Handling and Customer Relations are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Organizing 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 $8.67 based on 113 salaries. An early career Sales Associate with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $8.87 based on 159 salaries. A mid-career Sales Associate with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.24 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Sales Associate with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.57 based on 20 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $10.

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