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Retail sales associate salary in Salinas, CA 93901

How much does a Retail Sales Associate make in California?

Average base salary

$20.44
9%
above national average
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a retail sales associate is $20.44 per hour in California. 14.8k salaries reported, updated at November 25, 2022

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Salaries by years of experience in California

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Top companies for Retail Sales Associates in Salinas, CA 93901

  1. Sunrun
    3.3
    1,431 reviews33 salaries reported
    $37.71per hour
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Highest paying cities for Retail Sales Associates near Salinas, CA 93901

  1. San Francisco, CA
    $23.04 per hour
    445 salaries reported
  2. San Jose, CA
    $21.96 per hour
    413 salaries reported
  3. Los Angeles, CA
    $20.68 per hour
    715 salaries reported
  1. San Diego, CA
    $20.19 per hour
    619 salaries reported
  2. Sacramento, CA
    $20.14 per hour
    374 salaries reported
  3. Pasadena, CA
    $19.81 per hour
    51 salaries reported
  1. Costa Mesa, CA
    $19.42 per hour
    132 salaries reported
  2. Bakersfield, CA
    $18.93 per hour
    64 salaries reported
  3. Modesto, CA
    $18.68 per hour
    136 salaries reported
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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 $20.44 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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Top licenses
OLCC Service Permit
+33.59%salary

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
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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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Common questions about salaries for a Retail Sales Associate

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