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34,985 Sales Associate Salaries

Sales Associates earn $24,000 annually on average, or $12 per hour, which is 87% less than the national average for all working Americans. Our data indicates that the best paid Sales Associates work for St. Jude Medical at $122,000 annually while the lowest paid Sales Associates work for Buggies Unlimited earning approximately $12,000 each year.

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$24K Macy's' Average Sales Associate Salary (2401 salaries)

Equal to national average Sales Associate salary ($24K)
-$6K (22%) less than average Macy's salary ($30K)
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+$21K (60%) more than average Macy's Sales Associate salary ($24K)
"Most of the sales associates are paid with fixed rate base from 3 years average sales. If they were to do that in my department (big ticket department) they will have to pay us more as we are still a commissioned associate."
-$5K (23%) less than average Macy's Sales Associate salary ($24K)
"It is terrible!!! Can make more working at many other retailers. They are paying less now than they did 13 years ago. Plus I have been there 3 years now and haven't got a raise!!"
-$4K (18%) less than average Macy's Sales Associate salary ($24K)
"I was paid fairly, as minimum wage is the standard retail pay."
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$24K Kohl's' Average Sales Associate Salary (325 salaries)

Equal to national average Sales Associate salary ($24K)
-$4K (15%) less than average Kohl's salary ($28K)
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-$5K (23%) less than average Kohl's Sales Associate salary ($24K)
"Kohl's associates do not get much bonuses if they stay committed to the job. The start pay is reasonable, given you don't need any but your basic requirements to work. But associates who worked there 3+ and acquired the experience above their position usually don't see much if any, impact in raises compared to a new hire."
-$1K (4%) less than average Kohl's Sales Associate salary ($24K)
"I don't like being underpaid because I have bills. I prefer to have a job with a steady income."
-$5K (23%) less than average Kohl's Sales Associate salary ($24K)
"I am being underpaid after looking at that amount."
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$24K Walmart's Average Sales Associate Salary (1925 salaries)

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-$3K (13%) less than average Walmart Sales Associate salary ($24K)
"While being one of the higher paid sales associates for the time I spent, most sales associates don't make that much money. They know there's a cap in place, and know that sometimes employees are sacrificed to cut the bottom line. It makes them less likely to want to succeed when their bonuses are often taken away for reasons they aren't responsible for."
-$1K (4%) less than average Walmart Sales Associate salary ($24K)
"My hourly at that time was 11.35, which isn't horrible however that is not what I desire in my life, I'm hungry for more which is why I switched careers."
-$7K (34%) less than average Walmart Sales Associate salary ($24K)
"It is average for retail market."
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$24K Home Depot's Average Sales Associate Salary (1087 salaries)

Equal to national average Sales Associate salary ($24K)
-$8K (28%) less than average Home Depot salary ($32K)
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-$5K (23%) less than average Home Depot Sales Associate salary ($24K)
"I definitely never thought that I was getting paid what I was supposed to. I did way more than I was supposed to and believed that I was supposed to get paid twice of what I was getting. I love working there, however I was unappreciated. I do not recommend for people to go right there unless they are in high school or just need a part time job."
-$5K (23%) less than average Home Depot Sales Associate salary ($24K)
"Pay was low for value given. They never made possible pay raises or told us what is required to get any."
-$3K (13%) less than average Home Depot Sales Associate salary ($24K)
"I think associates should get paid a little more than they do now."
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$24K RadioShack's Average Sales Associate Salary (801 salaries)

Equal to national average Sales Associate salary ($24K)
-$6K (22%) less than average RadioShack salary ($30K)
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-$9K (46%) less than average RadioShack Sales Associate salary ($24K)
"The hourly rate isn't steady, at which I also get commission from the sales I make along with the minimum wage so I get 7.25 plus the sales I make."
-$9K (46%) less than average RadioShack Sales Associate salary ($24K)
"Underpaid significantly. The company needs to give associates a better dollar per hour as opposed to giving commission, so we can work harder."
+$7K (25%) more than average RadioShack Sales Associate salary ($24K)
"I feel that for the work loads and stress levels, we as associates were far under paid."
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$24K Best Buy's Average Sales Associate Salary (271 salaries)

Equal to national average Sales Associate salary ($24K)
-$6K (22%) less than average Best Buy salary ($30K)
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-$1K (4%) less than average Best Buy Sales Associate salary ($24K)
"This company sucks.This company sucks. This company sucks.This company sucks.This company sucks.This company sucks.This company sucks.This company sucks."
-$1K (4%) less than average Best Buy Sales Associate salary ($24K)
"It was average but I did get two raises so that was ok."
-$5K (23%) less than average Best Buy Sales Associate salary ($24K)
"The pay at Best Buy will do for a student, but could use some improvement. Overall okay pay."
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$24K Sears' Average Sales Associate Salary (856 salaries)

Equal to national average Sales Associate salary ($24K)
-$6K (22%) less than average Sears salary ($30K)
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+$1K (4%) more than average Sears Sales Associate salary ($24K)
"Definitely underpaid. The salary starts at a basic $6 an hour (HI) with added commission. Commission was slashed due to incentive programs and the percentage of commissioned disbursed to the associates has been cut."
-$13K (74%) less than average Sears Sales Associate salary ($24K)
"Depends on perspective. My perspective is that I'm underpaid for the services I provide. I'm sure Sears believes I'm being paid adequately for my position."
-$4K (18%) less than average Sears Sales Associate salary ($24K)
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$24K Nordstrom's Average Sales Associate Salary (634 salaries)

Equal to national average Sales Associate salary ($24K)
-$10K (34%) less than average Nordstrom salary ($34K)
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+$16K (50%) more than average Nordstrom Sales Associate salary ($24K)
"I make a decent salary but I have also been with this company for over ten years and the only raise I receive is the one I give my self."
+$12K (40%) more than average Nordstrom Sales Associate salary ($24K)
"I think I'm making a good amount of money for my job. I could always use more but we can't all be rich!"
+$1K (4%) more than average Nordstrom Sales Associate salary ($24K)
"Definitely underpaid. If there was commission involved, I would be satisfied with pay rate."
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$24K The Gap's Average Sales Associate Salary (522 salaries)

Equal to national average Sales Associate salary ($24K)
-$8K (28%) less than average The Gap salary ($32K)
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-$3K (13%) less than average The Gap Sales Associate salary ($24K)
"I feel I am being overpaid because I've been on a lot of other interviews where the pay rate is under what I am making right now. On my last job I was getting much less."
-$5K (23%) less than average The Gap Sales Associate salary ($24K)
"I am definitely being underpaid for the amount of crap and immaturity from the management I have to deal with."
-$3K (13%) less than average The Gap Sales Associate salary ($24K)
"I believe sales associates are highly underpaid."
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$24K Bath & Body Works' Average Sales Associate Salary (349 salaries)

Equal to national average Sales Associate salary ($24K)
Equal to average Bath & Body Works salary ($24K)
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-$7K (34%) less than average Bath & Body Works Sales Associate salary ($24K)
"I can understand why the company doesn't pay its employees very much, but they expect a lot, and we do a lot more than we should have to for the pay."
-$7K (34%) less than average Bath & Body Works Sales Associate salary ($24K)
"Underpaid big time. I have a great resume and plenty of cash handling experience. They do not give raises and won't even negotiate hourly wage."
-$4K (18%) less than average Bath & Body Works Sales Associate salary ($24K)
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