The average hourly pay for a Retail Store Assistant in Australia is AU$20.27.
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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 pre…Read more
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Retail Store Assistant
The top respondents for the job title Retail Store Assistant are from the companies Woolworths, Aldi, Inc. and Coles Myer Ltd. Reported salaries are highest at Aldi Foods, Inc. where the average pay is AU$24.12. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Aldi, Inc. and Bunnings Warehouse, earning around AU$23.61 and AU$22.93, respectively. Coles Myer Ltd pays the lowest at around AU$20.91. Kmart Australia and Woolworths also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying AU$21.16 and AU$21.89, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Retail Store Assistant
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Customer Service, Cash Handling, Retail and Sales are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Organizing.
Pay by Experience Level for Retail Store Assistant
An entry-level Retail Store Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$19.48 based on 242 salaries. An early career Retail Store Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$20.09 based on 402 salaries. A mid-career Retail Store Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$21.31 based on 117 salaries. An experienced Retail Store Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$21.73 based on 60 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$21.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Retail Store Assistant in their job title in Adelaide, South Australia earn an average of 6.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sydney, New South Wales (4.9% more) and Brisbane, Queensland (3.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) (3.8% less), Perth, Western Australia (3.3% less) and Gold Coast, Queensland (3.3% less).
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