A Retail Sales Associate earns an average wage of AU$19.58 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

AU$31,490 - AU$58,978
AU$31K
AU$46K
AU$59K
MEDIAN: AU$45,548
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50%
90%
AU$15.60 - AU$23.96
AU$16
AU$20
AU$24
MEDIAN: AU$19.56
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$58K
Salary AU$31,490 - AU$58,978
Bonus AU$201 - AU$10,137
Commission AU$0.00 - AU$16,107
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$32,522 - AU$53,956
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 16 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 57
Hourly Data AU$0AU$35
Hourly Rate AU$15.60 - AU$23.96
Overtime AU$1.02 - AU$35.23
Annual Data AU$0AU$53K
Bonus AU$201 - AU$10,137
Commission AU$0.00 - AU$16,107
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$32,522 - AU$53,956
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 16 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 188

Job Description for Retail Sales Associate

A retail sales associate works in the customer areas of a retail store. The store uses these workers to help maintain the location's orderliness and appearance, as well as assist shoppers in locating specific merchandise and with questions about sales or special discounts. Additionally, many stores ask their retail associates to perform duties such as restocking inventory throughout a shift. In some stores, associates are cross-trained as cashiers and may be called upon to either run a register at the front of the store or at a remote department location during busy hours. Typically, associates help with store-wide sales campaigns and special promotions; they must be knowledgeable about these campaigns and provide customers with assistance regarding sale items, discounts and customer rewards programs.

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Retail Sales Associate Tasks

  • Process payment for products or service, may maintain customer preference records.
  • Assist the customer in selecting products/services, answer questions and check for stock and availability.
  • Attend special training of products/services to understand the product features, trends or styles of the products/services.
  • Sell the organization's products/services to new or established customers typically via walk-in business.

Common Career Paths for Retail Sales Associate


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Pay by Experience Level for Retail Sales Associate

Pay by Experience for a Retail Sales Associate has a positive trend. An entry-level Retail Sales Associate with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$41,000 based on 79 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Retail Sales Associate with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$44,000 based on 70 salaries. An experienced Retail Sales Associate which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$45,000 based on 46 salaries. A Retail Sales Associate with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$47,000 based on 14 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$41,888

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

Retail Sales Associate Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Retail Sales Associate?

Retail Sales Associate in Maroochydore:
"Corporate Culture, Fairly Stressful, Rewarding At Times."
Pros: Get to help people make an emotional connection with their jewelry purchases.
Cons: Very high targets set for each sales professional, very strict policies and procedures to follow.

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Key Stats for Retail Sales Associate

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Retail Sales Associate Salaries

▲13%

▲8%

▲5%

National Average
AU$42,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Retail Sales Associate Salaries

▲7%

▲5%


National Average
AU$42,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 95%