$56,898
Avg. Salary
$11.47
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$4,869

Bonus

$2,023

Profit Sharing

$6,251

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Senior Sales Associate is $11.47 per hour.

The average pay for a Senior Sales Associate is $56,898 per year.

10%
$8.49
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$11.47
50%
$20.20
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MEDIAN $11.47
10%
$33k
10%
$57k
50%
$99k
90%
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MEDIAN $56,898
$32,888 - $99,446
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$99K
MEDIAN: $56,898
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$0$99K
Salary $32,888 - $99,446
Bonus $100 - $26,819
Profit Sharing $97.87 - $10,213
Commission $966 - $48,585
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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$19,322 - $95,853
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 191
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $8.49 - $20.20
Hourly Tips $2.50
Overtime $11.84 - $39.24
Annual Data $0$95K
Bonus $100 - $26,819
Commission $966 - $48,585
Profit Sharing $97.87 - $10,213
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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$19,322 - $95,853
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 295

Job Description

A senior sales associate works to promote and sell products for their organization; they frequently work in a retail or office setting. In some higher-level positions, the senior sales associate may have to find new clients, making phone calls and visits to build their interest. Customer service is key in this position, as it helps retain customers and encourage them to purchase more products. The ability to work effectively with other team members is necessary as well.

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Senior Sales Associate 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.


Office Depot, Inc., Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), The Sports Authority, Inc., Wesco International, Inc., and Dollar General Corporation are top-notch employers for Senior Sales Associates in this area. For Senior Sales Associates, comfortable salaries can be found at Wesco International, Inc.; in fact, median earnings sit around $61K, the highest in the area.

Common Career Paths


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While Senior Sales Associates do not often become Sales Directors, the job pays $98K per year on average. A Retail Store Manager role is the most common promotion for Senior Sales Associates moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $41K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Senior Sales Associates is a Retail Store Assistant Manager position, where earnings are usually $32K.

Job Listings

Popular Skills


Senior Sales Associates report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Account Sales, Account Management, and Product Development are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 130 percent, 71 percent, and 30 percent, respectively. Those listing Cash Handling as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. People Management and Sales Management also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Customer Relationship Management also tend to know Technical Sales.

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Senior Sales Associate has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Sales Associate with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 170 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Sales Associate with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 79 salaries. An experienced Senior Sales Associate which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 60 salaries. A Senior Sales Associate with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 24 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

106%

National Average: $35,314

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

For Senior Sales Associates, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 97 percent above the national average. Senior Sales Associates can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+90 percent), Boston (+73 percent), Seattle (+73 percent), and Los Angeles (+65 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Senior Sales Associate's salary, with Houston Senior Sales Associates earning salaries that are 24 percent less than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in San Diego (13 percent lower) and Chicago (5 percent lower).

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Sales Associate?

Senior Sales Associate in Olathe:
"Industry projection."
Stay focused, Be patient. Never stop learning.

Senior Sales Associate in Rockwall:
"Its enjoyable at first."
Pros: The good about the Senior Sales Associate title is that the managers actually trust and believe in you enough to take care of business. You are a step away from being a manager so you are in direct contact with all managers at all times. Responsibility is great along with being able to back it up.
Cons: The bad is that if one thing goes wrong, there is no one to blame but the person accountable. Or so you thought. But if something goes wrong with a new hire or sales associate, its your fault because you did t direct them and guide them enough to make the right decision.

Senior Sales Associate in New York:
Pros:
Cons: Not engaging, minimal room for growth, not real skill sets that are built.

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Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 92 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲65%

▲59%

▲24%

National Average
$35,000

▼30%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Account Sales
▲141%

Account Management
▲79%

Product Development
▲36%



Sales
▲6%

Inside Sales
▲4%

National Average
$35,000

Customer Relations
▼10%


Sales Management
▼37%

People Management
▼41%

Cash Handling
▼46%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 40%