The estimated total pay for a Sales Associate is $68,899 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $45,186 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $23,712 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.
How accurate is this most likely Total Pay range (base + additional) of $52K-$92K/yr?
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For a Sales Associate in United States
Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Sales Associate in United States. Employers include Workday, Cisco Systems and Amgen.
For Sales Associate in United States
|9||Hewlett Packard Enterprise | HPE||$154,197|
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|Walmart Sales Associate salaries - 8,944 salaries reported||$15/hr|
|Macy's Sales Associate salaries - 6,240 salaries reported||$17/hr|
|The Home Depot Sales Associate salaries - 5,658 salaries reported||$18/hr|
|Best Buy Sales Associate salaries - 4,676 salaries reported||$16/hr|
|Old Navy Sales Associate salaries - 4,510 salaries reported||$15/hr|
|Nordstrom Sales Associate salaries - 4,229 salaries reported||$22/hr|
|Bath & Body Works Sales Associate salaries - 4,097 salaries reported||$16/hr|
|Target Sales Associate salaries - 3,797 salaries reported||$16/hr|
|Gap Sales Associate salaries - 3,090 salaries reported||$16/hr|
|Victoria's Secret Sales Associate salaries - 2,957 salaries reported||$23/hr|
|Kohl's Sales Associate salaries - 2,950 salaries reported||$16/hr|
|Lowe's Home Improvement Sales Associate salaries - 2,755 salaries reported||$18/hr|
|Dillard's Sales Associate salaries - 2,675 salaries reported||$16/hr|
|American Eagle Outfitters Sales Associate salaries - 2,625 salaries reported||$15/hr|
|TJ Maxx Sales Associate salaries - 2,424 salaries reported||$15/hr|
|Forever 21 Sales Associate salaries - 2,336 salaries reported||$15/hr|
|Urban Outfitters Sales Associate salaries - 2,281 salaries reported||$16/hr|
|J. C. Penney Sales Associate salaries - 2,175 salaries reported||$26/hr|
|Orangetheory Fitness Sales Associate salaries - 2,003 salaries reported||$20/hr|
|Staples Sales Associate salaries - 1,858 salaries reported||$16/hr|
For a Sales Associate in United States
The top 5 paying industries for a Sales Associate in United States are Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology with a median total pay of $130,395, Information Technology with a median total pay of $87,032, Construction, Repair & Maintenance Services with a median total pay of $80,828, Management & Consulting with a median total pay of $78,491, and Real Estate with a median total pay of $75,494.
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What is the pay outlook for Sales?
Sales roles are an important part of any business and are likely to grow as the economy expands. Compensation for sales workers often includes commissions, giving high-performing workers the opportunity to earn more. Specialized roles like technical sales also offer the opportunity to earn a higher salary for workers with technical skills. Customer service and communication skills are universally valuable, giving salespeople flexibility to work across companies and industries.
The average salary for a Sales Associate is $68,899 per year in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 310795 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Sales Associate employees in United States.
The highest salary for a Sales Associate in United States is $92,340 per year.
The lowest salary for a Sales Associate in United States is $52,308 per year.
If you are thinking of becoming a Sales Associate or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Sales Associate.
Pay for sales associates is similar to pay for waitresses, cashiers, food and beverage workers, information clerks and customer service representatives. They typically earn hourly wages. Additionally, many sales associates receive perks specific to the store in which they work. A sales associate at a clothing store may receive discounted outfits
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