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Average Sales Associate with Cash Handling Skills Hourly Pay

$10.31
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$489
Bonus
$1,712
Commission
$403
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Sales Associate with Cash Handling skills is $10.31.
10%
$8.16
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$10.31
90%
$13.91
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Hourly Rate
$8 - $14
Bonus
$50 - $3,800
Profit Sharing
$99 - $2,909
Commission
$147 - $13,100
Total Pay
$17,039 - $30,830
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What Do Sales Associates Do?

The top respondents for the job title Sales Associate are from the companies Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Dollar General Corporation and JCPenney. Reported salaries are highest at The Home Depot Inc. where the average pay is $11.65. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Wal-Mart Stores, Inc and Macy's, Inc., earning around $11.13 and $10.71, respectively. Dollar General Corporation pays the lowest at around $8.21. JCPenney and 7-Eleven, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $9.24 and $9.75, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Sales Associates?

Skills in Customer Service, Retail, Customer Relations, Organizing and Merchandising are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Sales Associates?

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 $9.80 based on 619 salaries. An early career Sales Associate with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.18 based on 4,175 salaries. A mid-career Sales Associate with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.90 based on 1,094 salaries. An experienced Sales Associate with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.47 based on 681 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 New York, New York earn an average of 25.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (21.6% more) and Chicago, Illinois (9.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (5.5% less), San Antonio, Texas (5.0% less) and Houston, Texas (4.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 6,919 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.9%
Early Career
60.3%
Mid Career
15.8%
Experienced
9.8%
Late Career
5.1%