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Live Chat Agent Salary

National Average
$18,500 $26,702 /year $35,000
$13 /hour
National Average
$1,542 $2,225 /month $2,917
$13 /hour
National Average
$356 $513 /week $673
$13 /hour
National Average
$8.89 $13 /hour $16.83
Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $34,500 $2,875 $663 $17
75th Percentile $31,000 $2,583 $596 $15
Average $26,702 $2,225 $513 $13
25th Percentile $23,500 $1,958 $451 $11
Live Chat Agent Salary Comparison by Location
United States
Ashburn, VA

How much does a Live Chat Agent make?

As of May 18, 2022, the average annual pay for a Live Chat Agent in the United States is $26,702 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $12.84 an hour. This is the equivalent of $514/week or $2,225/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $35,000 and as low as $18,500, the majority of Live Chat Agent salaries currently range between $23,500 (25th percentile) to $31,000 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $34,500 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a Live Chat Agent varies greatly (by as much as $7,500), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Live Chat Agent job market in both Ashburn, VA and the surrounding area is very active. A Live Chat Agent in your area makes on average $28,055 per year, or $1,353 (5%) more than the national average annual salary of $26,702. Virginia ranks number 11 out of 50 states nationwide for Live Chat Agent salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for Live Chat Agent jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

Find your next high paying job as a Live Chat Agent on ZipRecruiter today.

What are Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Live Chat Agent Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a Live Chat Agent job is above the national average. Topping the list is Santa Clara, CA, with San Francisco, CA and Fremont, CA close behind in the second and third positions. Fremont, CA beats the national average by $4,320 (16.2%), and Santa Clara, CA furthers that trend with another $5,603 (21.0%) above the $26,702 average.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a Live Chat Agent appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 9% between Santa Clara, CA and Santa Maria, CA, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for a Live Chat Agent role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Santa Clara, CA$32,305$2,692$621$15.53
San Francisco, CA$32,295$2,691$621$15.53
Fremont, CA$31,022$2,585$597$14.91
San Jose, CA$30,351$2,529$584$14.59
Alexandria, VA$30,126$2,511$579$14.48
Oakland, CA$30,022$2,502$577$14.43
Tanaina, AK$29,947$2,496$576$14.40
Wasilla, AK$29,947$2,496$576$14.40
Sunnyvale, CA$29,680$2,473$571$14.27
Santa Maria, CA$29,485$2,457$567$14.18

What are Top 5 Best Paying Related Live Chat Agent Jobs in the U.S.

We found at least five jobs related to the Live Chat Agent job category that pay more per year than a typical Live Chat Agent salary. Top examples of these roles include: Manager Text Chat, Home Based Chat Moderator, and Remote Live Chat.

Importantly, all of these jobs are paid between $29,895 (112.0%) and $36,484 (136.6%) more than the average Live Chat Agent salary of $26,702. If you’re qualified, getting hired for one of these related Live Chat Agent jobs may help you make more money than that of the average Live Chat Agent position.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Manager Text Chat$63,186$5,266$1,215$30.38
Home Based Chat Moderator$61,757$5,146$1,188$29.69
Remote Live Chat$59,211$4,934$1,139$28.47
Self Employed Chat Agent$58,231$4,853$1,120$28.00
Work From Home Chat Sales Agent$56,597$4,716$1,088$27.21
About Our Data
ZipRecruiter salary estimates, histograms, trends and comparisons are derived from both employer job postings and third party data sources.
Data used to develop this report includes ADP data. ADP is an exclusive provider of employee payroll data for ZipRecruiter.