Average Retail Sales Assistant Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Retail Sales Assistant is $11.54.
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Hourly Rate
$9 - $18
$100 - $13,809
Profit Sharing
$0 - $750
$1 - $19,727
Total Pay
$18,186 - $43,636

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Job Description for Retail Sales Assistant

Retail Sales Assistant Tasks
  • Accept payment and place special orders.
  • Assist with purchases, pricing, sizes, and fittings.
  • Greet customers, answer questions, and direct attention to products.
  • Organize and maintain retail floor.

Job Satisfaction for Retail Sales Assistant

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Popular Skills for Retail Sales Assistant

Skills in Customer Service, Retail and Cash Handling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Leadership and Problem Solving.

Pay by Experience Level for Retail Sales Assistant

An entry-level Retail Sales Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $10.01 based on 38 salaries. An early career Retail Sales Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.65 based on 212 salaries. A mid-career Retail Sales Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.63 based on 85 salaries. An experienced Retail Sales Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.06 based on 76 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $14.
Employees with Retail Sales Assistant in their job title in Miami, Florida earn an average of 34.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (26.7% more) and Los Angeles, California (21.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (13.3% less).

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