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Retail Store Assistant Salary (United States)

A Retail Store Assistant earns an average wage of $8.54 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.
Retail Store Assistant Salary (?
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$7.30 - $13.10
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $8.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$7.30 - $13.10  
   
Overtime
$9.70 - $25.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,584  
   
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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$15,210 - $29,792  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 122
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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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Experience Affects Retail Store Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 25%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$18,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
72%
female alumni
 
Male
28%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 35% dental benefits Dental: 24%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 63%