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Average Sales Associate with Customer Relations Skills Hourly Pay

$10.88
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,545
Bonus
$4,944
Commission
$393
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The average hourly pay for a Sales Associate with Customer Relations skills is $10.88.
10%
$8.37
MEDIAN
$10.88
90%
$15.56
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Hourly Rate
$8 - $16
Bonus
$102 - $13,000
Profit Sharing
$97 - $6,182
Commission
$1 - $30,032
Total Pay
$18,007 - $49,420
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What Do Sales Associates Do?

The top respondents for the job title Sales Associate are from the companies The Home Depot Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc and Macy's, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Best Buy where the average pay is $12.16. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The Home Depot Inc. and Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., earning around $11.73 and $11.68, respectively. Dollar General Corporation pays the lowest at around $8.18. JCPenney and Macy's, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $9.56 and $10.91, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Sales Associates?

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

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 $10.10 based on 486 salaries. An early career Sales Associate with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.63 based on 2,850 salaries. A mid-career Sales Associate with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.66 based on 842 salaries. An experienced Sales Associate with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.40 based on 621 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $13.
Employees with Sales Associate in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 24.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (17.8% more) and Chicago, Illinois (10.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (2.2% less) and Miami, Florida (2.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 5,166 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.4%
Early Career
55.2%
Mid Career
16.3%
Experienced
12.0%
Late Career
7.1%