We're all familiar with the clichés surrounding retail jobs: that they're grunt work, that the employees are wage slaves grinding away beneath the heel of massive corporations. And yes, it's true that there are plenty of retail jobs out there where the workers are poorly treated, or the pay disparity between them and their CEOs conjures images of the Monopoly guy running around with a sack of money. But there are also some solid opportunities out there for sales associates--you just have to dig a bit to find them.
We've done some of the digging for you with this list of the ten highest-paying employers for sales associates. Click through below to take a look (or apply!). You could have a great new job faster than you can say "sold!"
Highest-Paying Retail Jobs
These Are the 10 Highest-Paying Companies for Sales Associates
Average salary: $13.24/hr
Employee review: "I had a wonderful time working there, the atmosphere was lively and very easy going. The hours were reasonable, and the pay was excellent."
Employee review: "You get to meet a lot of different people and work with a variety of people. It is a great way to make some connections professionally because you can spend a lot of time with your customer, especially, if you help them between departments."
Employee review: "Great leadership, had a chance to develop communication skills with customers and management, had ample time to learn enough about the products, friendly coworkers, able to have a good work-life balance, and adaptable atmosphere."
Employee review: "The pay here is better here than most retail jobs. In addition, and depending on which store you work at, you also get a percentage of what the store makes, a nice perk called store commission."