$28,200
Avg. Salary
$10.22
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$500

Bonus

$400

Profit Sharing

$0.00

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Sales Clerk, Retail Store is $10.22 per hour.

The average pay for a Sales Clerk, Retail Store is $28,200 per year.

10%
$8.15
10%
$10.22
50%
$14.32
90%
90%
MEDIAN $10.22
10%
$14k
10%
$28k
50%
$116k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $28,200
$14,497 - $115,581
$14K
$28K
$120K
MEDIAN: $28,200
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50%
90%

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$8.15 - $14.32
$8
$10
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MEDIAN: $10.22
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$0$115K
Salary $14,497 - $115,581
Bonus $102 - $5,872
Profit Sharing $400
Commission $0.00 - $3,166
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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$16,942 - $30,906
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 16
Hourly Data $0$20
Hourly Rate $8.15 - $14.32
Hourly Tips $0.24
Overtime $6.18 - $20.67
Annual Data $0$30K
Bonus $102 - $5,872
Commission $0.00 - $3,166
Profit Sharing $400
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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$16,942 - $30,906
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 379

Job Description

Sales clerks in retail stores are responsible for all aspects of front-end customer service in a retail location. This involves greeting customers, answering inquiries, and directing customers to the appropriate section of the store to find their desired merchandise. Sales clerks must have knowledge of the store inventory, layout, and policies. They operate the cash register, handle cash and other payment methods, and unpack and unload shipments. Additionally, sales clerks restock merchandise, tag items with proper prices, update store displays and signage, and maintain the cleanliness and orderliness of the store. These clerks may give advice on products to customers and maintain store records, as well as resolve minor customer disputes and refer them to their manager when needed.

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Sales Clerk, Retail Store 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.

Popular Employer Salaries

$0$25K

Meijer, Inc.
8 profiles
$21,315

Common Career Paths


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As Retail Store Sales Clerks transition into upper-level roles such as Registered Nurse, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Registered Nurses earn $56K on average per year. Retail Store Sales Clerks typically move into roles as Retail Store Managers or Retail Store Assistant Managers, and those positions pay $19K more and $11K more, respectively.

Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Sales Clerk, Retail Store has a positive trend. An entry-level Sales Clerk, Retail Store with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $20,000 based on 135 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sales Clerk, Retail Store with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 45 salaries. An experienced Sales Clerk, Retail Store which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 36 salaries. A Sales Clerk, Retail Store with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 19 salaries.

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Sales Clerk, Retail Store?

Sales Clerk, Retail Store in Evanston:
"It's ok."
Pros: I like the store and the customers. I enjoy the clothing industry. I am very comfortable giving ladies advise on to put things together.
Cons: I Find the parking to be very difficult. There is no good place in the store I work in to eat your lunch.

Sales Clerk, Retail Store in Nags Head:
"Working in Retail."
Pros: I like talking with people from all over the world because we are in a tourist area. I like running the store and handling the flip flops.
Cons: The lack of respect from other employees and customes. Having go pick up after the rest of the employees who don't do their job.

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Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 65 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
10%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲16%

▲11%

National Average
$22,000

▼3%

▼6%

How Skills Affect Salaries

National Average
$22,000

Sales
▼4%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 25%
dental benefits
Dental: 17%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
no benefits
None: 73%