Entry-Level Retail Sales Assistant Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Retail Sales Assistants is around $9.88 per hour. Entry-Level Retail Sales Assistants survey participants are largely women, dominating at 66 percent. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Although the larger part lack health benefits of any kind, over a third do enjoy medical insurance, and approximately one in three get dental coverage, too. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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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