The average hourly pay for a Retail Sales Associate in Australia is AU$21.18.
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What Do Retail Sales Associates Do?
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 …Read more
Popular Employer Salaries for Retail Sales Associate
The top respondents for the job title Retail Sales Associate are from the companies Woolworths, Bigw and Vodafone Hutchison Australia. Reported salaries are highest at Vodafone Hutchison Australia where the average pay is AU$24.36. Woolworths pays the lowest at around AU$20.51.
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What Are Popular Skills for Retail Sales Associates?
Skills in Retail, Cash Handling, Customer Relations and Client Interaction are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Retail Sales Associates?
An entry-level Retail Sales Associate with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$20.10 based on 34 salaries. An early career Retail Sales Associate with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$20.99 based on 175 salaries. A mid-career Retail Sales Associate with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$21.61 based on 71 salaries. An experienced Retail Sales Associate with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$22.41 based on 44 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$24.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Retail Sales Associate in their job title in Gold Coast, Queensland earn an average of 19.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Melbourne, Victoria (4.1% more) and Adelaide, South Australia (2.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) (10.3% less), Brisbane, Queensland (3.9% less) and Sydney, New South Wales (2.4% less).
Years of Experience
This data is based on 344 survey responses.