Sales Associate Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Highest Paying City
Madison, MS
Highest Paying State
Average Experience Level
1.6 years
How much does a sales associate make?
Sales Associates in America make an average salary of $35,560 per year or $17.1 per hour. The top 10 percent of earners make over $71,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $17,000 per year. Retail companies and Manufacturing companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Mississippi, South Carolina, Maine, New York, and Louisiana are some of the states with the best Sales Associate salaries in the US. Most Sales Associates spend 1.6 years in the position.

Average Sales Associate Salary By Location

As a Sales Associate in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $35,560 per year or $17.1 per hour. Sales Associates make the most in Madison, MS at about $42,883 per year. The Madison, MS average entry-level salary for Sales Associates is $22,000. The top 5 states with the highest reported Sales Associate salaries are Mississippi, South Carolina, Maine, New York, and Louisiana. Kentucky, North Dakota, and Hawaii have the lowest Sales Associate salaries.

Map of Sales Associate Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Sales Associates earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Sales Associate Salary By Company

If you are a Sales Associate, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Most Sales Associate jobs are in Retail companies and Retail companies. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Sales Associates are AllianceBernstein and Goldman Sachs. If you can find a job at a company like BlackRock or Morgan Stanley, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Sales Associates.

Sales Associate Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Sales Associate Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Sales Associate can range from $24,814 to $28,872 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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