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Sales Associate Salary

  Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $46,000 $3,833 $884 $22
75th Percentile $33,000 $2,750 $634 $16
Average $30,373 $2,531 $584 $15
25th Percentile $21,000 $1,750 $403 $10
$15,000 - $18,999
10% of jobs
$21,000 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$19,000 - $22,999
24% of jobs
$23,000 - $26,999
22% of jobs
The average salary is $30,373 a year
$27,000 - $30,999
14% of jobs
$33,000 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$31,000 - $34,999
8% of jobs
$35,000 - $38,999
5% of jobs
$39,000 - $42,999
5% of jobs
$46,000 is the 90th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$43,000 - $46,999
2% of jobs
$47,000 - $50,999
2% of jobs
$51,000 - $54,999
1% of jobs
$55,000 - $59,000
1% of jobs

National Average

$15,000 $30,373/year $15/hour $59,000
Sales Associate Salary Comparison by Location
Nationwide
United States
$30,373
$2,531
$584
$15
Ashburn, VA
Virginia
$30,790
$2,566
$592
$15

As of Jan 16, 2021, the average annual pay for a Sales Associate in the United States is $30,373 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $14.60 an hour. This is the equivalent of $584/week or $2,531/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $59,000 and as low as $15,000, the majority of Sales Associate salaries currently range between $21,000 (25th percentile) to $33,000 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $46,000 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a Sales Associate varies greatly (by as much as $12,000), 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 Sales Associate job market in both Ashburn, VA and the surrounding area is very active. A Sales Associate in your area makes on average $30,790 per year, or $417 (1%) more than the national average annual salary of $30,373. Virginia ranks number 23 out of 50 states nationwide for Sales Associate salaries.

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

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Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Sales Associate Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a Sales Associate job is above the national average. Topping the list is Sunnyvale, CA, with Santa Rosa, CA and Napa, CA close behind in the second and third positions. Napa, CA beats the national average by $6,165 (20.3%), and Sunnyvale, CA furthers that trend with another $8,004 (26.4%) above the $30,373 average.

Significantly, Sunnyvale, CA has a very active Sales Associate job market as there are several companies currently hiring for this type of role.

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

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 10% between Sunnyvale, CA and San Mateo, 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 Sales Associate role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Sunnyvale, CA$38,377$3,198$738$18.45
Santa Rosa, CA$37,096$3,091$713$17.83
Napa, CA$36,538$3,045$703$17.57
Elko, NV$36,414$3,034$700$17.51
Cambridge, MA$35,972$2,998$692$17.29
Fort Dodge, IA$35,533$2,961$683$17.08
Vacaville, CA$35,281$2,940$678$16.96
New York City, NY$34,888$2,907$671$16.77
Fairfield, CA$34,854$2,904$670$16.76
San Mateo, CA$34,653$2,888$666$16.66

Top 5 Best Paying Related Sales Associate Jobs in the U.S.

We found at least five jobs related to the Sales Associate job category that pay more per year than a typical Sales Associate salary. Top examples of these roles include: Sales Manager Director, Associate Director of Sales, and Sales Operations Manager.

Importantly, all of these jobs are paid between $47,669 (156.9%) and $65,677 (216.2%) more than the average Sales Associate salary of $30,373. If you’re qualified, getting hired for one of these related Sales Associate jobs may help you make more money than that of the average Sales Associate position.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Sales Manager Director$96,050$8,004$1,847$46.18
Associate Director of Sales$88,153$7,346$1,695$42.38
Sales Operations Manager$86,078$7,173$1,655$41.38
Service Sales Manager$80,000$6,667$1,538$38.46
Field Sales Manager$78,042$6,504$1,501$37.52
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.

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