The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Sales Associate with Retail skills in San Diego, California is $11.46.
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Job Description for Sales Associate
Sales associates often work in department stores. They answering customers’ questions, solve product concerns, and sometimes act as cashiers. Sales associates can also work in fields like telemarketing and auto sales. Sales associates often enter sales data into computers, so it is important that associates be comfortable working with computers. Sales associates can either work part-time or full-time, and the hours can vary from business to business. In some cases, associates can have irregula…Read more
Sales Associate Tasks
- 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.
- 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.
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Skills in Customer Service, Cash Handling, Customer Relations and Organizing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Merchandising.
Pay by Experience Level for Sales Associate
A mid-career Sales Associate with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.74 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Sales Associate with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.01 based on 8 salaries.
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Employees with Sales Associate in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 5.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (3.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (14.8% less), Orlando, Florida (14.6% less) and Las Vegas, Nevada (13.0% less).
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