Service Clerk Salary

Service Clerks in the United States take home approximately $10.26 per hour on average. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Service Clerks. Some workers in this field — roughly two in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by close to one-half. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$27,224 - $46,184
$35K
MEDIAN: $34,850
50%

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$8.17 - $19.94
$8
$11
$20
MEDIAN: $10.70
10%
50%
90%

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$0$48K
Salary $34,850
Bonus $5,000
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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$17,099 - $48,380
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 8
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $8.17 - $19.94
Hourly Tips $0.63
Overtime $13.32 - $36.68
Annual Data $0$48K
Bonus $5,000
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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$17,099 - $48,380
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 115

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Job Description for Service Clerk

  • Accurately ring out purchases and confidently resolve pricing issues and answer customer questions.
  • Maintain track of inventory and ensure that merchandise is stocked and appropriately displayed according to company standards.
  • Provide high-quality customer service and ensure that customers leave satisfied with their experience.

Common Career Paths for Service Clerk


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At the upper end, Service Clerks who move into a Retail Store Assistant Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Retail Store Assistant Managers is a much higher $32K per year. It is quite typical for Service Clerks to transition into roles as Certified Pharmacy Technicians or Pharmacy Technicians, where reported median earnings are $4K and $2K higher per year.

Service Clerk Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Service Clerk


Although the highest salaries can be found at Walgreen Co. where median pay is $19K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $17K and $26K.

Walgreen's Pharmacy doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $17K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $24K and scope of pay is rather limited.

Popular Skills for Service Clerk


Professional skills reported by Service Clerks are few in number. Most notably, facility with Customer Relations and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 59 percent and 37 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Cash Handling and Customer Service. Most people experienced in Customer Service also know Cash Handling.

Pay by Experience Level for Service Clerk

Pay by Experience for a Service Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Service Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $19,000 based on 93 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Service Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Service Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 32 salaries. A Service Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 12 salaries.

Service Clerk Reviews

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

Service Clerk in Georgetown:
"Rewarding."
Pros: Relating with customers. Making new friends.
Cons: Too many hours on my feet without a break.

Service Clerk in Elk Grove:
"Great environment."
Pros: The people are great to work with and great work environment.
Cons: I wish we could get more raises more frequently if our work permited it.

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Key Stats for Service Clerk

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Service Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
▲63%

Experienced
▲35%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$24,000

▼20%

Skills That Affect Service Clerk Salaries

Customer Relations
▲51%

Microsoft Word
▲30%

National Average
$24,000


Cash Handling
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 38%
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