Entry-Level Retail Sales Assistant Salary

For Entry-Level Retail Sales Assistants, hourly average wages total $9.82 per hour. Though the majority of Entry-Level Retail Sales Assistants do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Female Entry-Level Retail Sales Assistants are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (68 percent) are women. While more than half report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and one in three have dental, as well. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$17,879 - $50,114
(Median)
$18K
$34K
$50K
MEDIAN: $33,951
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90%

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$7.62 - $15.09
(Median)
$7
$9
$15
MEDIAN: $9.00
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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
$17,879 - $50,114  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,077  
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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$16,119 - $39,162  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.62 - $15.09  
   
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 - $3,077  
   
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).
)
$16,119 - $39,162  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 230
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Retail Sales Assistant Salaries

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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
68 %
Male
32 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 37% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 57%
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