Retail Store Assistant Salary

Retail Store Assistants in the United States pull down an average of $10.22 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $8.10 per hour, and the top verges on $15.70. Men make up a slight majority of Retail Store Assistants (54 percent) who responded to the survey. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to over a third, and slightly less than a fifth earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$17,960 - $44,698
$18K
$28K
$45K
MEDIAN: $27,500
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50%
90%

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$8.10 - $15.70
$8
$10
$16
MEDIAN: $10.22
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$0$44K
Salary $17,960 - $44,698
Bonus $900
Profit Sharing $18,000
Commission $0.00
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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$17,319 - $39,343
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 18
Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $8.10 - $15.70
Overtime $8.05 - $22.82
Annual Data $0$39K
Bonus $900
Commission $0.00
Profit Sharing $18,000
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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$17,319 - $39,343
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 105

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Job Description for Retail Store Assistant

A retail store assistant works in a retail environment, such as a department store or a smaller retail store. He or she provides customer service. The assistant will greet customers when they enter the store and will ask the customers what kind of assistance can be provided. The assistant may be able to offer recommendations based on the customer’s needs. Some stores will offer commission, so it is important to be able to upsell, while providing friendly customer service that does not overly pressure the customer. It may also be required to meet minimum sales goals in a certain period.

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Retail Store Assistant Tasks

  • Assist the manager in day to day store operations.
  • Assist customers and escalate customer requests or complaints to the manager as necessary.
  • 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.

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 $41K per year. Retail Store Assistants typically move into roles as Retail Store Assistant Managers or Administrative Assistants, and those positions pay $10K more and $9K more, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Retail Store Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Retail Store Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Retail Store Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 88 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Retail Store Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 27 salaries. An experienced Retail Store Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 21 salaries. A Retail Store Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 8 salaries.

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Key Stats for Retail Store Assistant

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Retail Store Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲37%

Experienced
▲17%

Mid-Career
▲10%

National Average
$22,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 36%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
no benefits
None: 64%
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