Average Sales Associate with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Skills Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Sales Associate with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) skills is $11.02.
MEDIAN $11.02
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Hourly Rate
$8 - $17
$364 - $20,583
Profit Sharing
$118 - $19,797
$2,071 - $36,156
Total Pay
$18,723 - $70,249

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Job Description for Sales Associate

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.
The top respondents for the job title Sales Associate are from the companies The Home Depot Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc and Fastenal Company. Reported salaries are highest at The Home Depot Inc. where the average pay is $11.53. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Fastenal Company and Best Buy, earning around $11.00 and $10.84, respectively. Dollar General Corporation pays the lowest at around $7.87. Macy's, Inc. and JCPenney also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $9.82 and $9.97, respectively.

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Sales Associate
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Popular Skills for Sales Associate

Skills that pay less than market rate include Organizing, Customer Relations, Cash Handling, Retail and Customer Service.

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 $10.21 based on 80 salaries. An early career Sales Associate with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.71 based on 706 salaries. A mid-career Sales Associate with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.74 based on 272 salaries. An experienced Sales Associate with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.39 based on 203 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $11.
Employees with Sales Associate in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 97.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (63.3% more) and Denver, Colorado (10.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (4.7% less) and Chicago, Illinois (0.9% less).

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