Average Sales Associate with Sales Skills Hourly Pay

$10.84
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$4,027
Bonus
$4,689
Commission
$486
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Sales Associate with Sales skills is $10.84.
10%
$8.35
10%
$10.84
50%
$15.66
90%
90%
MEDIAN $10.84
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Hourly Rate
$8 - $16
Bonus
$201 - $29,363
Profit Sharing
$61 - $9,787
Commission
$253 - $27,617
Total Pay
$18,352 - $61,886

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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, The Home Depot Inc. and Best Buy. Reported salaries are highest at State Farm Insurance Company where the average pay is $14.00. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Best Buy and The Home Depot Inc., earning around $11.52 and $11.35, respectively. Kay Jewelers pays the lowest at around $9.74. T-Mobile, Inc. and JCPenney also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $10.00 and $10.52, respectively.

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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Popular Skills for Sales Associate

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 $10.22 based on 68 salaries. An early career Sales Associate with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.57 based on 427 salaries. A mid-career Sales Associate with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.96 based on 118 salaries. An experienced Sales Associate with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.01 based on 73 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 Los Angeles, California earn an average of 49.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (43.0% more) and Seattle, Washington (29.4% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 708 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.6%
Early Career
60.3%
Mid Career
16.7%
Experienced
10.3%
Late Career
3.1%