Retail Sales Assistant Salary

A Retail Sales Assistant earns an average wage of $10.19 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.

$19,668 - $61,118

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$7.79 - $15.85

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$19,668 - $61,118  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,690  
Profit Sharing
$294.79 - $3,052  
Commission
$0.00 - $13,500  
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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$16,521 - $43,798  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 101
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.79 - $15.85  
   
Overtime
$1.82 - $21.85  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,690  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $13,500  
Profit Sharing
$294.79 - $3,052  
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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$16,521 - $43,798  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 366
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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.

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Experience Affects Retail Sales Assistant Salaries




National Average
$24,000


Skills That Affect Retail Sales Assistant Salaries


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National Average
$24,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 51%
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