A Shop Assistant earns an average wage of AU$19.68 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. A skill in Cash Handling is associated with high pay for this job.

AU$29,676 - AU$50,841
AU$30K
AU$37K
AU$51K
MEDIAN: AU$36,551
10%
50%
90%
AU$15.38 - AU$23.32
AU$15
AU$19
AU$23
MEDIAN: AU$19.04
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$50K
Salary AU$29,676 - AU$50,841
Bonus AU$102
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$31,835 - AU$48,904
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 45
Hourly Data AU$0AU$37
Hourly Rate AU$15.38 - AU$23.32
Hourly Tips AU$0.67
Overtime AU$19.85 - AU$37.48
Annual Data AU$0AU$48K
Bonus AU$102
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$31,835 - AU$48,904
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 719

Job Description for Shop Assistant

Shop assistants are responsible for a variety of duties. They must maintain a clean, organized work environment, as well as respond in a quick and effective manner to vendor and customer inquiries. They must be able to multitask and maintain focus on the task at hand.

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Shop Assistant Tasks

  • Maintain facility, including cleanliness and accuracy of pricing lists, sales and special offers.
  • Collect payments, wrap purchases and/or place orders in online system.
  • Greet, assist and guide clients towards salespeople, answering questions.
  • Keep inventory and documentation up to date, including accepting deliveries.

Common Career Paths for Shop Assistant


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Popular Skills for Shop Assistant

Pay by Experience Level for Shop Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Shop Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Shop Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$40,000 based on 187 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Shop 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 67 salaries. An experienced Shop Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$43,000 based on 45 salaries. A Shop 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 23 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$39,702

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

Shop Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Shop Assistant?

Shop Assistant in Adelaide:
"Great shop and product, messy hours and inaccurate wages."
Pros: Lovely co-workers and customers.
Cons: Wages. Unsupervised. Verbal abuse.

Shop Assistant in Airlie Beach:
"Work."
Pros: Freedom, working by myself, own boss.
Cons:

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Key Stats for Shop Assistant

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Shop Assistant Salaries

▲8%

▲7%

▲5%

▲1%

National Average
AU$40,000

Skills That Affect Shop Assistant Salaries

▲17%

Customer Service
▲3%

▲2%

National Average
AU$40,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 2%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 98%