$31,037
Avg. Salary
$10.03
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$586

Profit Sharing

$450

Commission

$4.17

The average pay for a Sales Clerk is $10.03 per hour.

The average pay for a Sales Clerk is $31,037 per year.

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$10
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$14
90%
MEDIAN $10
$23k
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50%
$44k
90%
MEDIAN $31,037
$23,158 - $44,099
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MEDIAN: $31,037
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$7.92 - $14.47
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$0$44K
Salary $23,158 - $44,099
Bonus $122 - $2,750
Profit Sharing $450
Commission $0.00 - $3,200
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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$16,632 - $31,449
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 17
Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $7.92 - $14.47
Hourly Tips $0.51
Overtime $7.50 - $22.01
Annual Data $0$31K
Bonus $122 - $2,750
Commission $0.00 - $3,200
Profit Sharing $450
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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$16,632 - $31,449
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 470

Job Description for Sales Clerk

Sales clerks generally hold an entry-level position in retail stores, although any company that sells goods to the general public may have sales clerks. These clerks assist customers, run checkout procedures and cash registers, and generally act as the "faces" that customers associate with a business. The sales clerk must know how to work a cash register and/or point-of-sale (POS) computer system, as well as accurately input any required data on the store’s POS system. The clerk must also be trained in secure cash and credit card handling procedures as well. Additionally, the sales clerk must know how to handle discounts, coupons, and irregular pricing and procedures where tags are conflicting or unavailable.

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Sales Clerk 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.

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Common Career Paths for Sales Clerk


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Sales Clerks who take on a higher-level position such as Sales Clerk or Cashier may get paid a little bit less in that new role, as Sales Clerks and Cashiers on average bring home $18K.

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Popular Skills for Sales Clerk


Survey results show that Sales Clerks typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, facility with Sales, Order Inventory, and Cash Handling are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 34 percent, 22 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Experience with Cash Handling is often linked with knowledge of Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Clerk

Pay by Experience for a Sales Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Sales Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $20,000 based on 164 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sales Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 67 salaries. An experienced Sales Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 61 salaries. A Sales Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 25 salaries.

Sales Clerk Reviews

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

Sales Clerk in Rockledge:
"Sales clerk."
Pros: Work environment is professional, The schedule is flexible, management is fair, and the ability to interact with people on the day to day.
Cons: Rude customers, lack of hours on schedule, pay.

Sales Clerk in Tulsa:
"Retail tire sales."
Pros: Good atmosphere, good people. It's a fun place to work.
Cons: Sometimes it's too fast paced.

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Key Stats for Sales Clerk

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Sales Clerk Salaries

Experienced
▲6%

Mid-Career
▲5%

Late-Career
▲5%

National Average
$21,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Sales Clerk Salaries

Sales
▲34%

Order Inventory
▲22%

Cash Handling
▲12%


National Average
$21,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 36%
dental benefits
Dental: 24%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
no benefits
None: 63%