Retail Store Assistant Salary

Median pay for Retail Store Assistants in the United States is around $8.73 per hour. Pay ranges from $7.36 per hour on the low end to $13.50 on the high end. Most Retail Store Assistants are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Women make up the majority of Retail Store Assistants (64 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Health benefits are not claimed by all — the greater part lack any form of coverage — but about a third have medical insurance, and about one in four have dental, too.

$7.36 - $13.50
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $8.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$7.36 - $13.50  
   
Overtime
$10.14 - $30.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,542  
   
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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$15,325 - $33,337  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 123
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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.

Common Career Paths for Retail Store Assistant


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Retail Store Assistants who move on to become Retail Store Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Retail Store Managers get paid an average of $40K per year. Typical career progression for a Retail Store Assistant involves becoming a Retail Store Assistant Manager or an Administrative Assistant, roles that pay $14K more and $12K more on average.

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Experience Affects Retail Store Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 80%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$19,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 32% dental benefits Dental: 26%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 66%
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