Average Retail Sales Assistant Hourly Pay in Australia

AU$20.35
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AU$516
Bonus
AU$819
Commission
AU$1,200
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Retail Sales Assistant in Australia is AU$20.35.
10%
A$16.32
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A$20.35
90%
A$25.46
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Hourly Rate
AU$16 - AU$25
Bonus
AU$10 - AU$4,000
Profit Sharing
AU$0 - AU$1,200
Commission
AU$0 - AU$10,090
Total Pay
AU$33,797 - AU$53,244
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What Do Retail Sales Assistants Do?

Retail Sales Assistant Tasks
  • Greet customers, answer questions, and direct attention to products.
  • Organize and maintain retail floor.
  • Accept payment and place special orders.
  • Assist with purchases, pricing, sizes, and fittings.

Popular Employer Salaries for Retail Sales Assistant

The top respondents for the job title Retail Sales Assistant are from the companies Kmart Australia, Woolworths and Myer Pty Ltd. Reported salaries are highest at Bunnings Warehouse where the average pay is AU$24.70. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Myer Pty Ltd and Woolworths, earning around AU$23.15 and AU$21.83, respectively. Bakers Delight Holdings pays the lowest at around AU$17.01. Priceline and Kmart Australia also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying AU$18.35 and AU$20.31, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Retail Sales Assistants?

Skills in Customer Service, Retail, Cash Handling, Merchandising and Customer Relations are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Retail Sales Assistants?

An entry-level Retail Sales Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$19.47 based on 390 salaries. An early career Retail Sales Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$20.24 based on 1,739 salaries. A mid-career Retail Sales Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$21.60 based on 487 salaries. An experienced Retail Sales Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$21.49 based on 299 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$22.
Employees with Retail Sales Assistant in their job title in Gold Coast, Queensland earn an average of 3.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Adelaide, South Australia (2.0% more) and Brisbane, Queensland (1.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Perth, Western Australia (1.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,060 survey responses.
Entry Level
12.7%
Early Career
56.8%
Mid Career
15.9%
Experienced
9.8%
Late Career
4.7%

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