Average Sales Associate with Oral / Verbal Communication Skills Hourly Pay

$10.04
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$2,300
Bonus
$3,000
Commission
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The average hourly pay for a Sales Associate with Oral / Verbal Communication skills is $10.04.
10%
$7.77
10%
$10.04
50%
$14.01
90%
90%
MEDIAN $10.04
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Hourly Rate
$8 - $14
Bonus
$0 - $2,300
Commission
$0 - $3,000
Total Pay
$16,909 - $42,102

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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.

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Sales Associate
Retail Store Manager
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Sales Associate

Skills in Customer Service and Customer Relations are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Organizing, Cash Handling and Retail.

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 $9.63 based on 10 salaries. An early career Sales Associate with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.18 based on 33 salaries. A mid-career Sales Associate with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.00 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Sales Associate with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $0.00 based on 2 salaries.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 51 survey responses.
Entry Level
19.6%
Early Career
64.7%
Mid Career
11.8%
Experienced
3.9%