The average hourly pay for a Retail Sales Assistant with Customer Relations skills in Australia is AU$20.26.
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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 t…Read more
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 Coles Myer Ltd, David Jones Limited and Woolworths. Reported salaries are highest at Kmart Australia where the average pay is AU$21.48. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Coles Myer Ltd and The Athlete's Foot, earning around AU$21.45 and AU$21.38, respectively. Priceline pays the lowest at around AU$17.32. David Jones Limited and Myer Pty Ltd also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying AU$19.55 and AU$20.29, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Retail Sales Assistant
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Customer Service, Retail, Cash Handling and Merchandising are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Cleaning.
Pay by Experience Level for Retail Sales Assistant
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$19.26 based on 48 salaries. An early career Retail Sales Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$19.95 based on 298 salaries. A mid-career Retail Sales Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$21.49 based on 119 salaries. An experienced Retail Sales Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$21.41 based on 72 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$22.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Retail Sales Assistant in their job title in Newcastle, New South Wales earn an average of 8.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Gold Coast, Queensland (3.0% more) and Adelaide, South Australia (2.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Perth, Western Australia (2.2% less) and Sydney, New South Wales (0.0% less).
Years of Experience
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