Retail Store Assistant Salary (United States)

A Retail Store Assistant earns an average wage of $8.59 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Retail Store Assistant Total Pay (?
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$18,121 - $64,564
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MEDIAN: $40,515
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Retail Store Assistant Total Pay (?
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$7.32 - $13.34
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MEDIAN: $8.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$18,121 - $64,564  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,542  
Profit Sharing
$225.00 - $4,045  
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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$15,290 - $34,377  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 139
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$7.32 - $13.34  
   
Overtime
$8.00 - $30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,542  
   
Profit Sharing
$225.00 - $4,045  
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).
)
$15,290 - $34,377  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 139
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Job Description for Retail Store Assistant
To work as a retail sales assistant, you generally don't need to have an advanced education. Most companies will accept assistants who have at least a high school diploma or a G.E.D. Regardless of one's educational background, a retail sales assistant needs to have great customer service skills and have an understanding of the basic principles of sales. Some companies ask for previous experience in retail as well as some administration skills.
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Retail Store Assistant Tasks
  • Monitor closing, opening, and cash reconciliation, and complete reports.
  • Schedule the appropriate number of employees while taking into consideration back-ups, sick days, and peak hours.
  • Assist the manager in day to day store operations.
  • Assist customers and escalate customer requests or complaints to the manager as necessary.
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Experience Affects Retail Store Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$18,000
Entry-Level
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Gender
Female
72%
female alumni
 
Male
28%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 37% dental benefits Dental: 26%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 61%
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