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35,239 Sales Associate Salaries

Sales Associates earn $24,000 annually on average, or $12 per hour, which is 92% 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 Home Depot's Average Sales Associate Salary (1093 salaries)

Equal to national average Sales Associate salary ($24K)
-$8K (28%) less than average Home Depot salary ($32K)
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-$1K (4%) less than average Home Depot Sales Associate salary ($24K)
"Very low compared to others. For the work that is expected of you, both mentally and physically, I would expect this to be much higher. I come from having worked in IT for 33 years and know that people who are starting out in IT that do not need to know as much as many of the Home Depot associates do are making nearly twice as much. I can only figure this out to be due to having a degree versus not needing one for the associate position."
+$5K (18%) more than average Home Depot Sales Associate salary ($24K)
"I would say that the price that Home depot pays is decent to start off with during the past few years the pay has stared off slightly higher than minimum wage. which is always a plus for a job that works with a school schedule."
-$1K (4%) less than average Home Depot Sales Associate salary ($24K)
"Currently I work part time, most of the associates earn the same salary, we can scale positions over time and thus increase the salary. I don't know how much is the salary of the other associates that have been taking more time. The benefits offered by the company are good."
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$24K Macy's' Average Sales Associate Salary (2403 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!!"
+$36K (85%) more than average Macy's Sales Associate salary ($24K)
"The pay at jewelry department is decent for that work we do"
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$24K Nordstrom's Average Sales Associate Salary (639 salaries)

Equal to national average Sales Associate salary ($24K)
-$10K (34%) less than average Nordstrom salary ($34K)
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+$26K (70%) more than average Nordstrom Sales Associate salary ($24K)
"In commission based sales you fluctuate pay check to pay check, but overall you get a better opportunity for exceeding what you would as an hourly sales associate. Having the base hourly rate keeps you from ever making less than minimum, but commission helps you go way beyond what you could at a capped hourly."
+$6K (22%) more than average Nordstrom Sales Associate salary ($24K)
"I only worked for a short amount of time but my pay went up every single pay check significantly."
+$41K (92%) more than average Nordstrom Sales Associate salary ($24K)
"You make as much as you sell. The better you are, the more you make. Nothing better for a true salesman."
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$24K Best Buy's Average Sales Associate Salary (274 salaries)

Equal to national average Sales Associate salary ($24K)
-$6K (22%) less than average Best Buy salary ($30K)
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+$7K (25%) more than average Best Buy Sales Associate salary ($24K)
"Best buy actually pays their employees pretty well. above minimum wage which is what most other companies pay"
+$7K (25%) more than average Best Buy Sales Associate salary ($24K)
"I feel that my pay is comparable to other companies that have similar positions. A negative is that I only received base pay with no commission or incentives."
-$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."
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$24K Kohl's' Average Sales Associate Salary (326 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."
-$3K (13%) less than average Kohl's Sales Associate salary ($24K)
"its decent and respected to with fair salary"
-$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 (1926 salaries)

Equal to national average Sales Associate salary ($24K)
Equal to average Walmart salary ($24K)
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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."
+$16K (50%) more than average Walmart Sales Associate salary ($24K)
"Good compare to others that make $30000"
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$24K Sears' Average Sales Associate Salary (857 salaries)

Equal to national average Sales Associate salary ($24K)
-$6K (22%) less than average Sears salary ($30K)
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+$10K (34%) more than average Sears Sales Associate salary ($24K)
"Competitors have better competitive salaries than Sears by the time the company went out of business. In the beginning some regular employees could make up to $60,000 a year plus bonuses whereas Managers could make anywhere from $60,000 to $100,000 a year plus bonuses."
+$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."
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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)
"Underpaid significantly. The company needs to give associates a better dollar per hour as opposed to giving commission, so we can work harder."
-$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."
+$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 Bath & Body Works' Average Sales Associate Salary (350 salaries)

Equal to national average Sales Associate salary ($24K)
Equal to average Bath & Body Works salary ($24K)
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+$1K (4%) more than average Bath & Body Works Sales Associate salary ($24K)
"I just work as a part-time employee. They have competitive pay with every other sort of part-time work."
-$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."
-$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."
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$23K Staples' Average Sales Associate Salary (279 salaries)

-$1K (4%) less than national average Sales Associate salary ($24K)
-$15K (49%) less than average Staples salary ($38K)
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+$6K (23%) more than average Staples Sales Associate salary ($23K)
"I do not believe any sales associate for retail companies is paid enough, however with the amount of solution selling and basket building concepts used at Staples, there should be more incentive for technology sales associates, whether that be monetarily or through other bonuses."
+$27K (73%) more than average Staples Sales Associate salary ($23K)
"It was ok at that time. I had no problems with the salary."
-$4K (19%) less than average Staples Sales Associate salary ($23K)
"I believe that I am being underpaid for the amount of functions I perform."
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