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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

$14.50
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a retail sales associate is $14.50 per hour in the United States. 154.2k salaries reported, updated at August 15, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Years of experiencePer hour
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Top companies for Retail Sales Associates in United States

  1. Ashley Furniture HomeStore
    2.9star
    2235 reviews459 salaries reported
    $19.39per hour
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Highest paying cities for Retail Sales Associates in United States

  1. New York, NY
    $18.69 per hour
    758 salaries reported
  2. Los Angeles, CA
    $17.90 per hour
    817 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $16.74 per hour
    501 salaries reported
  1. Atlanta, GA
    $14.75 per hour
    498 salaries reported
  2. Miami, FL
    $14.40 per hour
    710 salaries reported
  3. Phoenix, AZ
    $14.25 per hour
    957 salaries reported
  1. Las Vegas, NV
    $13.54 per hour
    926 salaries reported
  2. Orlando, FL
    $13.44 per hour
    795 salaries reported
  3. San Antonio, TX
    $13.24 per hour
    740 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 Installationearn +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 $14.50 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

Byway3, Inc
Trademark Flooring & Improvement
Lowe's
Riemer Floors Inc
Big Bobs Flooring Outlet
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Top licenses
OLCC Service Permit
+33.59%salary

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?

Sales Associate

388,698 job openings

Average $13.86 per hour

Customer Service Representative

157,251 job openings

Average $15.58 per hour

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