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How Much Does a Store Associate Earn In The United States?

Store Associate Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$26,000
$19,000
$26,000
$36,000
Store associates in the United States make an average salary of $26,946 per year or $12.95 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $19,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $36,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Minnesota, Vermont, California, Washington, and Massachusetts provide the highest store associate salaries.
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Where Store Associates Earn The Most

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

Average Salary

How Much Do Store Associates Earn In Different Cities?

While a store associate can average a salary of $26,946 per year, or $12.95 per hour, there are many opportunities for store associates to make more. For example, in Richmond, CA you might make $31,560 per year. Other high-paying locations include Minneapolis, MN, Brockton, MA and Sioux Falls, SD. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Richmond, CA where the average starting salary is $17,000. The highest paying states for store associates include Minnesota, Vermont and California. Meanwhile, Alabama, Louisiana, and Georgia offer the lowest salaries.
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1. Richmond, CA
$31,560
Avg. Salary
$20k
$42k
2. Minneapolis, MN
$31,310
Avg. Salary
$20k
$42k
3. Brockton, MA
$29,731
Avg. Salary
$20k
$42k
4. Sioux Falls, SD
$29,504
Avg. Salary
$20k
$42k
5. New York, NY
$29,330
Avg. Salary
$20k
$42k
6. Omaha, NE
$28,779
Avg. Salary
$20k
$42k

High Paying Store Associate Jobs

Which Companies Pay Store Associates The Most?

If you want to get paid the most as a store associate, being employed by a company such as Toll Group or Kelly Services would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Defense Commissary Agency and Kroger also report highly competitive salaries for store associates.
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$33k
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Store Associate Salary History

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    How Experience Affects Store Associate Salaries

    The salary for a store associate can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation 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.

    Recently Added Store Associate Salaries

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    York, PA
    03/31/2021
    03/31/2021
    $29,218
    $29,218
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    Plano, TX
    03/31/2021
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    $24,522
    03/31/2021
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    Roswell, GA
    Roswell, GA
    03/31/2021
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    $25,044
    $25,044
    03/31/2021
    Store Associate
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    Anaheim, CA
    Anaheim, CA
    03/30/2021
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    $29,281
    $29,281
    03/30/2021
    Retail Store Associate
    Retail Store Associate
    Walker, MI
    Walker, MI
    03/30/2021
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    $29,218
    $29,218
    03/30/2021
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    Store Associate
    Store Associate
    Store Associate
    Milwaukee, WI
    Milwaukee, WI
    03/29/2021
    03/29/2021
    $25,044
    $25,044
    03/29/2021
    Retail Store Associate-Immediately
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    Phoenix, AZ
    03/29/2021
    03/29/2021
    $27,131
    $27,131
    03/29/2021
    In-Store Ecommerce Associate
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    Chico, CA
    Chico, CA
    03/28/2021
    03/28/2021
    $29,218
    $29,218
    03/28/2021
    Store Associate
    Store Associate
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Grand Rapids, MI
    03/27/2021
    03/27/2021
    $28,175
    $28,175
    03/27/2021