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Retail Sales Assistant Salary

A Retail Sales Assistant earns an average wage of $10.14 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 modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$19,914 - $59,598
(Median)
$20K
$36K
$60K
MEDIAN: $35,961
10%
50%
90%

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$7.80 - $15.64
(Median)
$7
$10
$16
MEDIAN: $10
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$19,914 - $59,598  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,000  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $1,200  
Commission
$0.00 - $15,152  
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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$16,554 - $43,329  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 96
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.80 - $15.64  
   
Overtime
$1.89 - $20.96  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,000  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $15,152  
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).
)
$16,554 - $43,329  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 342

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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.

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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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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 46% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 50%