Entry-Level Sales Associate Salary

An Entry-Level Sales Associate earns an average wage of $9.47 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Account Sales, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Field Sales.

$20,049 - $64,052
$20K
$39K
$64K
MEDIAN: $38,945
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$7.92 - $12.73
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$9
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MEDIAN: $9.80
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$0$64K
Salary $20,049 - $64,052
Bonus $100.91 - $14,000
Profit Sharing $85.00 - $10,174
Commission $0.00 - $20,289
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$16,658 - $40,138
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,924
Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $7.92 - $12.73
Hourly Tips $0.10 - $3.66
Overtime $8.81 - $22.34
Annual Data $0$40K
Bonus $100.91 - $14,000
Commission $0.00 - $20,289
Profit Sharing $85.00 - $10,174
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$16,658 - $40,138
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10,682

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $21,083

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Sales Associate Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Sales Associate in Los Angeles:
"Better pay."
This job is taken seriously. It will take time to be at level where you can take orders over the phone with customer. 6 months of a time. Once you get the hang of it, you will be fine.

Sales Associate in Braintree:
"Stress level."
Stay focused ,make sure you have product knowledge and continually working on training.

Sales Associate in Merrillville:
"Contacts are Important."
Selling Jewelry at an Independent Jeweler is not confined to the store. Bringing Customers to buy is an important part of the job. Every contact outside of the store is a potential future customer.

Sales Associate in Bullhead City:
"Open for Growth Oppurtunities."
Watch others and see what sales tactics are working for them but also bring your own techniques to the team, that is correct, Team. I also advise that sales are rotated between associates so everyone benefits and this creates sharing which in sales is almost a bad word, yet I lead by example and in doing so I not only increase my sales but see others increase there sales. I lead by example.

Sales Associate in Fargo:
"Patience."
Get a good night's rest and be on time. Ears and eyes open. Don't be afraid to ask questions.

Sales Associate in Covington:
"I believe I deserve more pay than I am receiving based on my."

Sales Associate in Gaithersburg:
"That we are doing a favor to clients."
Dont think you need to sell your pruduct. Think how you can help your clients to find the right products for their specific needs by caring and responsible actions.

Key Stats for Sales Associate

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2026 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
8%

Skills That Affect Sales Associate Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2026 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 31%
dental benefits
Dental: 24%
vision benefits
Vision: 20%
no benefits
None: 66%