Average Sales Associate with Cash Handling Skills Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Sales Associate with Cash Handling skills is $9.84.
MEDIAN $9.84
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Hourly Rate
$8 - $13
$52 - $4,795
Profit Sharing
$61 - $2,013
$2 - $12,069
Total Pay
$16,574 - $29,539

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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 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Dollar General Corporation and JCPenney. Reported salaries are highest at The Home Depot Inc. where the average pay is $11.09. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Wal-Mart Stores, Inc and Old Navy, earning around $10.52 and $9.97, respectively. Dollar General Corporation pays the lowest at around $8.00. JCPenney and 7-Eleven, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $9.06 and $9.40, respectively.

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Sales Associate
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Retail Store Assistant Manager
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Popular Skills for Sales Associate

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

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 $9.22 based on 767 salaries. An early career Sales Associate with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $9.70 based on 5,494 salaries. A mid-career Sales Associate with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.41 based on 1,360 salaries. An experienced Sales Associate with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.00 based on 847 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 Los Angeles, California earn an average of 17.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (17.3% more) and New York, New York (13.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (6.4% less) and Houston, Texas (1.0% less).

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