How much do Retail-associates earn in the United States?

Hourly Salary


The average salary for a retail-associate is $12.55


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8,201 salaries reported. Updated 10 November 2021

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How much does a Retail-associate make?

In the United States, the average pay for a retail-associate as of January 2022 is approximately $18.24 per hour. Breaking it down, that works out to be approximately $35,568 per year and $2,964 per month, assuming you work a 40 hour work week.

Comparing Retail-associate salaries

DirectlyApply has seen retail-associate salaries ranging from a high of $27.41 per hour to a low of $12.00 per hour, although we would estimate that the majority of retail-associates currently sit between $15.00 per hour and $25.84 per hour.

To be considered a top earning retail-associate you would be expected to be making in excess of $27.41 per hour, which would put you in the top 10%. If you are earning $15.00 per hour or lower, you would be sitting in the bottom 25 percentile.

However interestingly, the average pay range for an retail-associate can vary significantly (by as much as $12.41 per hour) so therefore this role may allow for either increased hours or overtime, as well as opportunities for promotion and pay rises. It is therefore highly possible that you can increase your salary as you gain more experience in the role.

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