Entry-Level Retail Sales Assistant Salary

The average Entry-Level Retail Sales Assistant can expect to rake in roughly $9.82 per hour. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Entry-Level Retail Sales Assistants survey participants are largely women, dominating at 68 percent. While the greater part report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and one in three have dental, as well. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$17,849 - $50,194
(Median)
$18K
$34K
$50K
MEDIAN: $33,656
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$7.64 - $15.10
(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
$17,849 - $50,194  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,064  
Profit Sharing
$162.50 - $950  
Commission
$0.00 - $19,574  
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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$16,152 - $39,221  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.64 - $15.10  
   
Overtime
$1.36 - $21.79  
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.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,064  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,574  
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).
)
$16,152 - $39,221  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 229
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Retail Sales Assistant Salaries

Problem Solving
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National Average
$21,000

Customer Service
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Leadership
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 37% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 20% employee benefits None: 58%
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