An Entry-Level Retail Sales Associate earns an average wage of C$11.62 per hour.

C$16,800 - C$59,495
C$17K
C$33K
C$59K
MEDIAN: C$32,650
10%
50%
90%
C$10.54 - C$14.65
C$11
C$12
C$15
MEDIAN: C$11.68
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$59K
Salary C$16,800 - C$59,495
Bonus C$100 - C$1,561
Profit Sharing C$80.00 - C$2,350
Commission C$0.00 - C$7,856
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$21,878 - C$33,340
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 49
Hourly Data C$0C$21
Hourly Rate C$10.54 - C$14.65
Hourly Tips C$0.62
Overtime C$1.53 - C$21.80
Annual Data C$0C$33K
Bonus C$100 - C$1,561
Commission C$0.00 - C$7,856
Profit Sharing C$80.00 - C$2,350
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).
)
C$21,878 - C$33,340
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 579

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 Difference by Location

National Average: C$24,541

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Retail Sales Associate Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Retail Sales Associate in Moncton:
"positive attitude"
stay positive and freindly to customers and always greet them with a hello and a smile.

Key Stats for Retail Sales Associate

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 93 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
12%

Skills That Affect Retail Sales Associate Salaries

Sales
▲2%


Customer Relations
▼0%


National Average
C$25,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 26%
dental benefits
Dental: 24%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
no benefits
None: 71%