The average hourly pay for a Shop Assistant in United Kingdom is £7.20.
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£5 - £9
£25 - £1,578
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£10,493 - £18,697
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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. 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…Read more
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.
The top respondents for the job title Shop Assistant are from the companies Tesco PLC, Waitrose and Asda Stores Ltd.. Reported salaries are highest at Waitrose where the average pay is £8.08. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Tesco PLC, earning around £7.80. Asdas pays the lowest at around £7.10. Asda Stores Ltd. also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying £7.69.
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Popular Skills for Shop Assistant
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Customer Service, Cash Handling, Sales, Cleaning and Organizing are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Shop Assistant
An entry-level Shop Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £6.89 based on 71 salaries. An early career Shop Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £7.08 based on 215 salaries. A mid-career Shop Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £7.53 based on 74 salaries. An experienced Shop Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £7.61 based on 51 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £8.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Shop Assistant in their job title in London, England: London earn an average of 5.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England: Tyne and Wear (5.3% more) and Bournemouth, England: Dorset (1.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cardiff, Wales: Cardiff (2.4% less), Manchester, England: Manchester (1.8% less) and Birmingham, England: Birmingham (1.1% less).
Years of Experience
This data is based on 433 survey responses.