Average Sales Clerk Salary
$19,000 yearly
$9.24 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$10,000
10 %
$19,000
Median
$35,000
90 %
What Is The Average Sales Clerk Salary?
The average sales clerk salary is $19,223 per year, or $9.24 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $10,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $35,000. As most things go, location can be critical. California, Washington, Oregon, Connecticut, and Alaska provide the highest sales clerk salaries.
PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$35,000
$2,917
$17
75th Percentile
$26,000
$2,167
$13
Average
$19,223
$1,602
$9
25th Percentile
$13,000
$1,083
$6
10th Percentile
$10,000
$833
$5

Average Sales Clerk Salary By State

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

Average Salary

Sales Clerk average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$19,453
$9.35
Alaska
$26,436
$12.71
Arizona
$23,948
$11.51
Arkansas
$20,583
$9.90
California
$29,842
$14.35
Colorado
$25,470
$12.25
Connecticut
$26,515
$12.75
Delaware
$20,571
$9.89
District of Columbia
$30,048
$14.45
Florida
$21,608
$10.39
Georgia
$20,543
$9.88
Hawaii
$23,647
$11.37
Idaho
$21,566
$10.37
Illinois
$22,657
$10.89
Indiana
$22,030
$10.59
Iowa
$23,064
$11.09
Kansas
$19,919
$9.58
Kentucky
$19,454
$9.35
Louisiana
$17,906
$8.61
Maine
$22,101
$10.63
Maryland
$21,345
$10.26
Massachusetts
$26,373
$12.68
Michigan
$21,467
$10.32
Minnesota
$24,770
$11.91
Mississippi
$17,814
$8.56
Missouri
$21,925
$10.54
Montana
$24,261
$11.66
Nebraska
$21,471
$10.32
Nevada
$24,302
$11.68
New Hampshire
$20,915
$10.06
New Jersey
$22,851
$10.99
New Mexico
$23,314
$11.21
New York
$25,752
$12.38
North Carolina
$21,321
$10.25
North Dakota
$22,946
$11.03
Ohio
$22,100
$10.63
Oklahoma
$19,544
$9.40
Oregon
$27,800
$13.37
Pennsylvania
$21,803
$10.48
Rhode Island
$20,723
$9.96
South Carolina
$21,338
$10.26
South Dakota
$22,638
$10.88
Tennessee
$21,625
$10.40
Texas
$21,742
$10.45
Utah
$23,134
$11.12
Vermont
$23,265
$11.19
Virginia
$22,099
$10.62
Washington
$29,138
$14.01
West Virginia
$19,127
$9.20
Wisconsin
$23,432
$11.27
Wyoming
$21,472
$10.32

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Highest Paying Cities For Sales Clerk

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Washington, DC
$30,022
$14.43
Los Angeles, CA
$29,114
$14.00
Dix Hills, NY
$25,928
$12.47
Duluth, MN
$24,839
$11.94
Superior, WI
$23,274
$11.19
Salt Lake City, UT
$23,021
$11.07

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Average Sales Clerk Salary Over Time

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

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $19,200
    $9.24
    +4.1%
    2020
    $18,400
    $8.86
    +2.3%
    2019
    $18,000
    $8.66
    +4.0%
    2018
    $17,300
    $8.32
    +1.8%
    2017
    $17,000
    $8.17
    +1.2%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Seasonal Sales Representative

    Avg. salary: $28,939

    Usually working on a contractual basis, a seasonal sales representative serves as the clients' point of contact in businesses. They typically offer products and services through calls and correspondence, arrange appointments, discuss promotions, explain product specifications and pricing, negotiate contracts, arrange payment plans, and build positive relationships with clients. Moreover, a seasonal sales representative must perform research and analysis to identify business and client opportunities, generate leads, and develop sales strategies while adhering to the company's policies and regulations.
    402,617 Seasonal Sales Representative Jobs
    Adviser Sales

    Avg. salary: $49,299

    Adviser sales are responsible for reaching out to clients through calls and correspondence to promote and sell products or services. With a sales target to reach, they must secure sales by prioritizing customer satisfaction. There are also instances when they have to perform follow-up calls, conduct surveys or polls, process payments or refunds, and even handle complaints, issues, and concerns. Furthermore, it is essential to coordinate with the team and adhere to company policies and regulations.
    292,688 Adviser Sales Jobs
    Sales Team Member

    Avg. salary: $72,610

    A sales team member is responsible for selling goods and services to the customers, responding to their inquiries and concerns, and updating them with new services and promotional offers. Sales team members play a huge role in generating revenues for the business by maintaining existing clients and attracting potential customers. They assist with developing sales strategies for brand awareness, creating sales pitches, and identifying sales opportunities by researching current market trends. A sales team member must have excellent communication and customer service skills to negotiate with the customers and ensure their highest satisfaction.
    437,584 Sales Team Member Jobs
    Clerk

    Avg. salary: $29,239

    Clerks are responsible for many of the general administrative tasks in the office. They are in charge of manning office telephone lines, managing incoming and outgoing mails, filing paperwork and other needed records, scheduling and documenting meetings, typing out documents when needed, disseminating memos and other official announcements, and keeping an inventory of office equipment and supplies. Clerks should have good office skills, communication skills, business writing skills, and time management skills. They should also be able to treat any document or paperwork they handle with confidentiality.
    70,737 Clerk Jobs
    Retail Clerk

    Avg. salary: $24,614

    A retail clerk is responsible for selling goods and services to the customers, recommending products based on their needs, and responding to the customers' inquiries and concerns about the product. Retail clerks assist with the store's marketing strategies, organize product displays, monitor inventories, endorse promotional discounts, and help customers on their checkout payments. A retail clerk must have excellent communication and customer service skills to handle customers' requests and ensure their highest satisfaction.
    383,675 Retail Clerk Jobs
    Sales Expert

    Avg. salary: $36,819

    Sales experts are also known as sales specialists who are equipped with an in-depth understanding of the organization's products and services. These experts prepare the marketing budget, lead the sales team, forecast sales, and analyze market trends. They see to it that the company is updated to the market trends and remains profitable through new customers and sales calls. The solutions they provide are very important to enhance the increase of organizational revenue and overall presence in the business world.
    227,146 Sales Expert Jobs

    Which Companies Pay Sales Clerks The Most?

    To earn a high income as a sales clerk, working for Kelly Services or Wells Fargo might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Marriott International and American Corporate Security report highly competitive wages for sales clerks.
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    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
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    $31,305
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    Sales Clerk 4164
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    San Juan, PR
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    $19,827
    08/27/2021
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    08/27/2021
    $27,131
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    Mobile, AL
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    $18,783
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    Average Sales Clerk Salary by Demographic

    Sales Clerk Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $17,397
    female-income
    Female Income
    $16,143
    Median Sales Clerk Income by Race
    White sales clerks have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Asian sales clerks have the lowest average salary at $16,510.
    $18,000
    $17,000
    $16,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$16,711
    White$17,189
    Black or African American$16,594
    Asian$16,510
    Hispanic or Latino$16,846
    Average Sales Clerk Salary by Education Level
    Sales clerks with a Bachelors degree earn more than those without, at $22,220 annually. With a Masters degree, sales clerks earn a median annual income of $21,430 compared to $18,516 for sales clerks with an Associate degree.
    $23,000
    $22,000
    $21,000
    $20,000
    $19,000
    $18,000
    $17,000
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$17,397
    Master's Degree$21,430
    Bachelor's Degree$22,220
    Some College/ Associate Degree$18,516