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Entry-Level Retail Sales Assistant Salary

The average Entry-Level Retail Sales Assistant can expect to rake in roughly $9.78 per hour. While more than half report receiving no health benefits, the greater part do receive medical coverage, and about one in three have dental, as well. Most Entry-Level Retail Sales Assistants are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Female Entry-Level Retail Sales Assistants make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$18,040 - $50,114
(Median)
$18K
$33K
$50K
MEDIAN: $33,155
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$7.65 - $15.12
(Median)
$7
$9
$15
MEDIAN: $9.00
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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
$18,040 - $50,114  
   
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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$16,164 - $39,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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
$7.65 - $15.12  
   
Overtime
$1.40 - $21.64  
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).
)
$16,164 - $39,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 220

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Retail Sales Assistant Salaries

Problem Solving
0%

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 32 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 39% dental benefits Dental: 34%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 56%
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