AU$39,073
Avg. Salary
AU$19.99
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

AU$250

Commission

AU$0.00

The average pay for a Retail Store Assistant is AU$19.99 per hour.

The average pay for a Retail Store Assistant is AU$39,073 per year.

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$25
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MEDIAN $20
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MEDIAN $39,073
AU$23,798 - AU$49,901
AU$24K
AU$39K
AU$50K
MEDIAN: AU$39,073
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AU$16.27 - AU$24.53
AU$16
AU$20
AU$25
MEDIAN: AU$19.99
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$51K
Salary AU$23,798 - AU$49,901
Bonus AU$8.00 - AU$5,500
Commission AU$0.00 - AU$14,681
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$33,252 - AU$51,451
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 59
Hourly Data AU$0AU$36
Hourly Rate AU$16.27 - AU$24.53
Hourly Tips AU$1.07
Overtime AU$6.90 - AU$36.06
Annual Data AU$0AU$51K
Bonus AU$8.00 - AU$5,500
Commission AU$0.00 - AU$14,681
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$33,252 - AU$51,451
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 606

Job Description for Retail Store Assistant

A retail store assistant works in a retail environment, such as a department store or a smaller retail store. He or she provides customer service. The assistant will greet customers when they enter the store and will ask the customers what kind of assistance can be provided. The assistant may be able to offer recommendations based on the customer’s needs. Some stores will offer commission, so it is important to be able to upsell, while providing friendly customer service that does not overly pressure the customer. It may also be required to meet minimum sales goals in a certain period.

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Retail Store Assistant Tasks

  • Assist the manager in day to day store operations.
  • Assist customers and escalate customer requests or complaints to the manager as necessary.
  • Monitor closing, opening, and cash reconciliation, and complete reports.
  • Schedule the appropriate number of employees while taking into consideration back-ups, sick days, and peak hours.

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Pay by Experience Level for Retail Store Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Retail Store Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Retail Store Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$40,000 based on 554 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Retail Store 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$43,000 based on 150 salaries. An experienced Retail Store Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$46,000 based on 34 salaries. A Retail Store 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 39 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$41,479

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

Retail Store Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Retail Store Assistant?

Retail Store Assistant in Adelaide:
"Hell."
Pros: The sight of your bank after pay day.
Cons: The customers, working weekends.

Retail Store Assistant in Epping:
"Underpaid And Unhappy."
Pros: The free movies, and the regular customers that know you by name.
Cons: I'm 21 and only get a flat rate of $13 an hour, and I've never received a payslip in the 3 months I've worked there, I don't even know if I get sick leave, or annual leave.

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Key Stats for Retail Store Assistant

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Retail Store Assistant Salaries

▲11%

▲3%

▲2%

National Average
AU$41,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Retail Store Assistant Salaries


National Average
AU$41,000


Merchandising
▼1%

▼4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 4%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 95%