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Entry-Level Retail Sales Assistant Salary

Entry-Level Retail Sales Assistants pull down an average of $9.81 per hour. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Most Entry-Level Retail Sales Assistants survey respondents are women (72 percent). While some workers in this profession — more than half — do not have any health coverage, two in five do receive medical benefits and nearly one-third have dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$18,434 - $50,194
(Median)
$18K
$34K
$50K
MEDIAN: $33,627
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90%

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$7.66 - $15.12
(Median)
$7
$9
$15
MEDIAN: $9.00
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$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$18,434 - $50,194  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,915  
Profit Sharing
$162.50 - $950  
Commission
$0.00 - $19,866  
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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$16,226 - $39,052  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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
$7.66 - $15.12  
   
Overtime
$1.48 - $21.74  
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 - $3,915  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,866  
Profit Sharing
$162.50 - $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).
)
$16,226 - $39,052  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 210

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Retail Sales Assistant Salaries

Problem Solving
0%

National Average
$22,000

Customer Service
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Leadership
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 40% dental benefits Dental: 34%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 55%