Retail salesperson earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Retail salesperson salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Washington $34,160
District of Columbia $31,440
California $30,650
Massachusetts $30,620
New York $30,610
Alaska $30,100
Colorado $30,030
Hawaii $29,870
Oregon $29,810
Vermont $29,590
Arizona $29,570
Maine $29,570
Rhode Island $29,500
North Dakota $29,480
Connecticut $29,450
New Hampshire $29,390
New Jersey $29,390
Minnesota $29,320
South Dakota $29,150
Montana $28,870
Maryland $28,860
Wisconsin $28,840
Nevada $28,760
Michigan $28,720
Illinois $28,690
Utah $28,580
Wyoming $28,500
Nebraska $28,480
Idaho $28,350
Virginia $28,320
New Mexico $28,270
Iowa $28,060
Florida $27,990
Delaware $27,810
Virgin Islands, U.S. $27,810
Kansas $27,560
Pennsylvania $27,390
Indiana $27,330
Missouri $27,330
Texas $27,110
Ohio $27,020
North Carolina $26,670
Tennessee $25,900
Arkansas $24,140
Georgia $23,990
Oklahoma $23,990
Kentucky $23,980
South Carolina $23,670
Alabama $23,270
Louisiana $23,270
West Virginia $23,260
Mississippi $23,120
Guam $21,100
Puerto Rico $18,310

How do retail salesperson salaries compare to similar careers?

Retail salespeople earn about the same as related careers in New York. On average, they make less than janitors but more than telemarketers.

Career Median Salary
Janitor salary $36K
Switchboard operator salary $37K
Receptionist salary $37K
Teller salary $37K
Engraver salary $37K
Retail salesperson salary $31K
Florist salary $36K
Sewer salary $35K
Library assistant salary $33K
Telemarketer salary $30K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)