The average rate for a Retail Sales Assistant is $10.02 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Problem Solving is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Retail Sales Assistant Total Pay (?
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$20,019 - $54,631
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $36,037
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Retail Sales Assistant Total Pay (?
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$7.68 - $15.25
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$20,019 - $54,631  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,030  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $1,200  
Commission
$0.00 - $14,617  
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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$16,309 - $41,676  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 327
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.68 - $15.25  
   
Overtime
$1.56 - $20.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,030  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $14,617  
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).
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$16,309 - $41,676  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 327
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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
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
New York
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National Average
$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

National Average
$23,000
Customer Service
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 57 votes.
Gender
Female
69%
female alumni
 
Male
31%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 50% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 46%
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