Entry-Level Retail Sales Assistant Salary

Entry-Level Retail Sales Assistants can expect to earn an average of $9.88 per hour. Women account for the majority of Entry-Level Retail Sales Assistants who responded to the questionnaire — 66 percent to be exact. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and the greater part lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by over a third and dental coverage is claimed by nearly one in three. Though the majority of Entry-Level Retail Sales Assistants do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$17,653 - $54,180
(Median)
$18K
$34K
$54K
MEDIAN: $34,300
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$7.72 - $15.02
(Median)
$7
$9
$15
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$17,653 - $54,180  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,483  
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$16,297 - $39,602  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 63
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.72 - $15.02  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.91  
Overtime
$0.36 - $20.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,483  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,866  
Profit Sharing
$500  
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).
)
$16,297 - $39,602  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 253
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Skills That Affect Retail Sales Assistant Salaries

Problem Solving
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National Average
$21,000

Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 37%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
medical benefits
Vision: 22%
dental benefits
None: 57%
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