Job Description and Duties Dollar Tree sales associates perform basic customer service duties. Primary responsibilities include meeting and greeting customers, assisting in sales, and answering questions about products, services, and merchandise. Dollar Tree sales associate may also double as cashiers at some locations. Additional job duties vary by location, as well. The minimum age for employment consideration rests at 16 for sales workers with Dollar Tree. Training generally takes place over the course of a few days and includes visual and verbal instruction on policy, protocol, and job-related duties. Salary and Compensation Once hired, Dollar Tree sales associates typically encounter part-time scheduling. An average work week consists of three to four five-hour shifts. Most sales associates work no more than 30 hours per week. Starting pay averages between $8.00 and $9.00 an hour for Dollar Tree sales associates and increases with experience. Advancement opportunities also lead to increased salary options. Many Dollar Tree locations also provide sales associates employee benefits, such as store discounts, healthcare coverage, 401(k) plans, and time off. Work benefits availability and eligibility typically vary by Dollar Tree location.