Retail Sales Assistant Salary (United States)

A Retail Sales Assistant earns an average wage of $10.04 per hour. A skill in Problem Solving is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Retail Sales Assistant Salary (?
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$19,956 - $58,175
(Median)
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45K
58K
MEDIAN: $36,005
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Retail Sales Assistant Salary (?
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$7.74 - $15.52
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$19,956 - $58,175  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,587  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $1,200  
Commission
$0.00 - $15,050  
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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$16,396 - $42,465  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 82
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.74 - $15.52  
   
Overtime
$1.82 - $20.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,587  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $15,050  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $1,200  
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).
)
$16,396 - $42,465  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 300
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Job Description for Retail Sales Assistant

Retail Sales Assistants work at the entry-level position of retail. They are capable of doing everything a regular Retail Sales Associate may do, except they tend to work less with the customers. One could say that they do the "grunt" work of the retail industry. This position is a good one for inexperienced workers to learn and develop skills in a variety of ways.
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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

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Pay Difference By Location

New York
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$23,000
Miami
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Experience Affects Retail Sales Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%
National Average
$23,000

Skills That Affect Retail Sales Assistant Salaries

Leadership
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Customer Service
0%
National Average
$23,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
71%
female alumni
 
Male
29%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 47% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 50%