Retail Sales Assistant Salary

A Retail Sales Assistant earns an average wage of $10.21 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$19,401 - $64,564
(Median)
$19K
$37K
$65K
MEDIAN: $36,508
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$7.86 - $15.88
(Median)
$7
$10
$16
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$19,401 - $64,564  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,879  
Profit Sharing
$950  
Commission
$0.00 - $19,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$16,648 - $44,637  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 110
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.86 - $15.88  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.92  
Overtime
$1.74 - $22.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,879  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,000  
Profit Sharing
$950  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$16,648 - $44,637  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 398
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Job Description for Retail Sales Assistant

Successfully operating a retail establishment requires many elements working in tandem, both inside and outside the store. When a customer enters a store for the first time, a large part of what forms their initial impression is the manner and quality of the retail staff. The retail sales associate is one of the key cogs that makes the machinery of a retail store function. A retail sales associate typically has several duties, but the most important of them is to engage the customer and assist them in finding what they have come to find.

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Retail Sales Assistant Tasks

  • Accept payment and place special orders.
  • Assist with purchases, pricing, sizes, and fittings.
  • Greet customers, answer questions, and direct attention to products.
  • Organize and maintain retail floor.

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Pay by Experience Level for Retail Sales Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $23,766

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Experience Affects Retail Sales Assistant Salaries




National Average
$24,000


Skills That Affect Retail Sales Assistant Salaries


Leadership
0%

National Average
$24,000

Customer Service
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Sales
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 44%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
medical benefits
Vision: 25%
dental benefits
None: 51%
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