Average Sales Associate with Customer Relations Skills Hourly Pay

$10.21
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,514
Bonus
$4,002
Commission
$402
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Sales Associate with Customer Relations skills is $10.21.
10%
$8.10
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$10.21
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$14.96
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90%
MEDIAN $10.21
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Hourly Rate
$8 - $15
Bonus
$103 - $11,895
Profit Sharing
$83 - $6,302
Commission
$509 - $28,263
Total Pay
$17,194 - $46,232

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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 Macy's, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. where the average pay is $11.54. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Best Buy and The Home Depot Inc., earning around $11.39 and $11.11, respectively. Dollar General Corporation pays the lowest at around $8.09. JCPenney and Macy's, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $9.30 and $9.94, respectively.

Career Paths

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Popular Skills for Sales Associate

Skills in Merchandising are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Organizing, 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 $9.58 based on 603 salaries. An early career Sales Associate with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.02 based on 3,751 salaries. A mid-career Sales Associate with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.12 based on 1,110 salaries. An experienced Sales Associate with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.92 based on 758 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 San Francisco, California earn an average of 50.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (21.4% more) and New York, New York (11.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (1.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 6,625 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.1%
Early Career
56.6%
Mid Career
16.8%
Experienced
11.4%
Late Career
6.1%