Retail Sales Associate salary in United States

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

138.1k salaries reported, updated at October 13, 2021
per hour

The average salary for a retail sales associate is $13.28 per hour in the United States and $10,000 commission per year.

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Most common benefits

  • Employee discount
  • Store discount
  • AD&D insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Employee assistance program
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for retail sales associates

Most recommended skill

Flooring Installation

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 $13.28 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%

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Most common benefits for Retail Sales Associates

  • Employee discount
  • Store discount
  • AD&D insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Employee assistance program
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 401(k)
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

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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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