A Retail Sales Associate in Toronto, Ontario earns an average wage of C$12.09 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

C$16,913 - C$58,723
C$17K
C$34K
C$59K
MEDIAN: C$33,971
10%
50%
90%
C$10.96 - C$16.14
C$11
C$12
C$16
MEDIAN: C$12.13
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$58K
Salary C$16,913 - C$58,723
Bonus C$1,517
Commission C$0.00 - C$15,000
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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C$22,823 - C$43,362
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 21 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 20
Hourly Data C$0C$18
Hourly Rate C$10.96 - C$16.14
Overtime C$18.25
Annual Data C$0C$43K
Bonus C$1,517
Commission C$0.00 - C$15,000
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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C$22,823 - C$43,362
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 21 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 89

Job Description for Retail Sales Associate

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 at the front of the store or at a remote department location during busy hours. Typically, associates help with store-wide sales campaigns and special promotions; they must be knowledgeable about these campaigns and provide customers with assistance regarding sale items, discounts and customer rewards programs.

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Retail Sales Associate Tasks

  • Process payment for products or service, may maintain customer preference records.
  • Assist the customer in selecting products/services, answer questions and check for stock and availability.
  • Attend special training of products/services to understand the product features, trends or styles of the products/services.
  • Sell the organization's products/services to new or established customers typically via walk-in business.

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Pay by Experience Level for Retail Sales Associate

Pay by Experience for a Retail Sales Associate has a positive trend. An entry-level Retail Sales Associate with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$25,000 based on 36 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Retail Sales Associate with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$31,000 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Retail Sales Associate which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$33,000 based on 17 salaries. A Retail Sales Associate with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$30,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Retail Sales Associate

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Retail Sales Associate Salaries

Experienced
▲26%

Mid-Career
▲18%

Late-Career
▲16%

National Average
C$26,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Retail Sales Associate Salaries


National Average
C$26,000

Customer Relations
▼2%

Merchandising
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 37%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 58%