The average hourly pay for an Experienced Sales Associate with Merchandising skills is $12.06.
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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. Sales associates often enter sales data into computers, so it is important that associates be comfortable working with computers. Sales associates can either work part-time or full-time, and the hours can vary from business to business. In some cases, associates can have irregula…Read more
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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 $9.68 based on 245 salaries. An early career Sales Associate with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.13 based on 1,979 salaries. A mid-career Sales Associate with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.07 based on 618 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $12.
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Employees with Sales Associate in their job title in Dallas, Texas earn an average of 24.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (14.0% more) and New York, New York (6.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Diego, California (8.0% less).
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