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Average Sales Associate with Customer Service Skills Hourly Pay

$10.74
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$957
Bonus
$3,087
Commission
$310
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Sales Associate with Customer Service skills is $10.74.
10%
$8.34
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$10.74
90%
$14.85
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Hourly Rate
$8 - $15
Bonus
$97 - $9,645
Profit Sharing
$83 - $2,977
Commission
$490 - $23,566
Total Pay
$17,579 - $37,780
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What Do Sales Associates Do?

The top respondents for the job title Sales Associate are from the companies The Home Depot Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc and Dollar General Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Best Buy where the average pay is $12.10. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The Home Depot Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, earning around $11.61 and $11.19, respectively. Dollar General Corporation pays the lowest at around $8.29. JCPenney and Old Navy also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $9.53 and $10.16, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Sales Associates?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Sales Associates?

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 $10.05 based on 1,213 salaries. An early career Sales Associate with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.52 based on 7,430 salaries. A mid-career Sales Associate with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.35 based on 2,082 salaries. An experienced Sales Associate with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.14 based on 1,345 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 23.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (20.9% more) and Chicago, Illinois (11.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (6.1% less), Las Vegas, Nevada (3.0% less) and Miami, Florida (1.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 12,726 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.5%
Early Career
58.4%
Mid Career
16.4%
Experienced
10.6%
Late Career
5.2%