The average rate for a Shop Assistant is £6.90 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

£7,180 - £20,592
£7K
£14K
£21K
MEDIAN: £14,323
10%
50%
90%
£4.93 - £8.13
£4
£6
£8
MEDIAN: £6.93
10%
50%
90%
£0£20K
Salary £7,180 - £20,592
Bonus £0.00 - £1,340
Commission £600
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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£9,801 - £17,946
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 9 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 112
Hourly Data £0£13
Hourly Rate £4.93 - £8.13
Hourly Tips £0.45
Overtime £4.91 - £13.21
Annual Data £0£17K
Bonus £0.00 - £1,340
Commission £600
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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£9,801 - £17,946
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 9 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 415

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.

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Common Career Paths for Shop Assistant


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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 ₤14,000 based on 224 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 ₤15,000 based on 64 salaries. An experienced Shop Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤15,000 based on 40 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 ₤15,000 based on 9 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £14,480

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 Chester:
Pros: Friendly customers
Cons: Rude customers, Rude colleagues.

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Key Stats for Shop Assistant

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Shop Assistant Salaries

Experienced
▲6%

Mid-Career
▲3%

Late-Career
▲3%

National Average
₤14,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Shop Assistant Salaries

Sales
▲7%


National Average
₤14,000

Cash Handling
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 93%