Retail sales associate

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

Average base salary
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114.8k salaries reported, updated at Jul 02, 2020
$12.64
per hour
The average salary for a retail sales associate is $12.64 per hour in the United States and $10,000 commission per year.
Additional compensation
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Commission
$10,000
per year
Most common benefits
  • AD&D insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Employee assistance program
  • Disability insurance
  • 401(k) matching

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for retail sales associates

Most recommended skill

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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 $12.64 per hour.

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top skill
Salary
Job openings
Companies
Millennium
+48.43%
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Retail Link
+84.58%
3Company icon
Business Consulting
+131.58%
4Company icon
Negotiation
+15.12%
320Company icon
Furniture Design
+45.13%
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License categories:
Top license
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Job openings
Companies
OLCC Service Permit
+33.59%
2 jobs
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Bartender License
+13.75%
7 jobs
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Most common benefits for Retail Sales Associates

  • AD&D insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Employee assistance program
  • Disability insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Store discount
  • 401(k)
  • Life insurance
  • Prescription drug insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

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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