Average Early-Career Sales Associate with Retail Skills Hourly Pay

$10.11
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$503
Bonus
$1,482
Commission
$257
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Sales Associate with Retail skills is $10.11.
10%
$8.13
MEDIAN
$10.11
90%
$13.06
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Hourly Rate
$8 - $13
Bonus
$60 - $3,992
Profit Sharing
$81 - $993
Commission
$98 - $14,193
Total Pay
$16,998 - $29,103

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Popular Skills for Sales Associate

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

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 $9.78 based on 1,048 salaries. A mid-career Sales Associate with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.92 based on 1,697 salaries. An experienced Sales Associate with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.71 based on 1,035 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 New York, New York earn an average of 22.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (17.4% more) and Chicago, Illinois (8.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (2.8% less) and Las Vegas, Nevada (1.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 4,270 survey responses.
Entry Level
24.5%
Mid Career
39.7%
Experienced
24.2%
Late Career
11.5%