AU$19.76
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

AU$512

Profit Sharing

AU$3,000

Commission

AU$49.13

A Retail Sales Assistant with Merchandising skills earns an average wage of AU$19.57 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience does not have a big impact on this job’s wage.

AU$29,064 - AU$49,039
AU$29K
AU$40K
AU$49K
MEDIAN: AU$39,988
10%
50%
90%
AU$16.63 - AU$24.27
AU$17
AU$20
AU$24
MEDIAN: AU$19.76
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$50K
Salary AU$29,064 - AU$49,039
Bonus AU$3.04 - AU$5,918
Profit Sharing AU$3,000
Commission AU$0.00 - AU$8,183
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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AU$34,273 - AU$50,958
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 14 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 105
Hourly Data AU$0AU$37
Hourly Rate AU$16.63 - AU$24.27
Hourly Tips AU$0.00
Overtime AU$14.79 - AU$37.47
Annual Data AU$0AU$50K
Bonus AU$3.04 - AU$5,918
Commission AU$0.00 - AU$8,183
Profit Sharing AU$3,000
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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AU$34,273 - AU$50,958
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 14 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,022

Job Description for Retail Sales Assistant

Successfully operating a retail establishment requires many elements working in tandem, both inside and outside the store. When a customer enters a store for the first time, a large part of what forms their initial impression is the manner and quality of the retail staff. The retail sales associate is one of the key cogs that makes the machinery of a retail store function. A retail sales associate typically has several duties, but the most important of them is to engage the customer and assist them in finding what they have come to find.

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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Retail Sales Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Retail Sales Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Retail Sales Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$40,000 based on 783 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Retail Sales Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$42,000 based on 335 salaries. An experienced Retail Sales Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$42,000 based on 219 salaries. A Retail Sales Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$42,000 based on 91 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$41,293

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Retail Sales Assistant

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Retail Sales Assistant Salaries

▲2%

Mid-Career
▲1%

Late-Career
▲1%

National Average
AU$41,000

▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 3%
dental benefits
Dental: %
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 97%