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.
|Salary||AU$29,617 - AU$50,737|
|Bonus||AU$0.00 - AU$4,966|
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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).)
|AU$31,926 - AU$49,473|
|Hourly Rate||AU$15.47 - AU$23.64|
|Overtime||AU$19.30 - AU$37.48|
|Bonus||AU$0.00 - AU$4,966|
|Total Pay (||AU$31,926 - AU$49,473|
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.Read More...
Often times, shop assistants are on their feet for extended periods of time, so they must be comfortable standing for all or most of the day. They also should maintain a professional demeanor and exude a confident and calm manner to customers and suppliers. Shop assistants should feel comfortable speaking on the phone and handling customer service tasks. They may also be responsible for running a variety of machines, depending on their organization. They should be able to lift anywhere from 25 to 50 pounds as a job requirement, as they may need to unload trucks or move packages or machines around their office.
Usually a shop assistant position does not require a college degree; however, a high school degree may be required. Often, shop assistants are entry level jobs and they may work up to a higher position after having been employed for an extended period. A shop assistant must be reliable and punctual, as they may be required to open and close their shop. They need to be able to learn new tasks and products easily. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)
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.
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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.
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