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Retail sales associate salary in United States

How much does a Retail Sales Associate make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $14.95
Low $10.55
High $21.18
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a retail sales associate is $14.95 per hour in the United States. 180.2k salaries reported, updated at December 2, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Years of experiencePer hour
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Retail Sales Associates in United States

  1. Sunrun
    1,670 reviews1.2k salaries reported
    $24.05per hour
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Highest paying cities for Retail Sales Associates near United States

  1. Chicago, IL
    $16.81 per hour
    762 salaries reported
  2. Phoenix, AZ
    $15.73 per hour
    871 salaries reported
  3. Miami, FL
    $14.85 per hour
    758 salaries reported
  1. Las Vegas, NV
    $14.54 per hour
    1.4k salaries reported
  2. Jacksonville, FL
    $14.15 per hour
    548 salaries reported
  3. Tampa, FL
    $13.99 per hour
    735 salaries reported
  1. Orlando, FL
    $13.93 per hour
    848 salaries reported
  2. Dallas, TX
    $13.42 per hour
    1.1k salaries reported
  3. San Antonio, TX
    $13.04 per hour
    1k salaries reported
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Where can a Retail Sales Associate earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Retail Sales Associates

Most recommended skill

Flooring Installation(earn +45.19% more)

The jobs requiring this skill have increase by 90.00% since 2018. Retail Sales Associates with this skill earn +45.19% more than the average base salary, which is $14.95 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
20152increase by 2
201620increase by 900.00%
201722increase by 10.00%
201810decrease by 54.55%
201919increase by 90.00%

Top companies hiring Retail Sales Associates with the recommended skill

Best Buy
Lowe's Home Improvement
The UPS Store Broadlands Marketplace #5742
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Top licenses
OLCC Service Permit

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
7 jobs60
3 jobs3
4 jobs4
109 jobs320
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Most common benefits for Retail Sales Associates

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Commuter assistance
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Food provided
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Pet insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Store discount
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Wellness program
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 43,554 ratings

32% of Retail Sales Associates in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Customer Service Representative

Job openings

Average $17.85 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Retail Sales Associate

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