Retail Sales Assistant Salary

A Retail Sales Assistant earns an average wage of $10.40 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Cash Handling and Merchandising. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$18,072 - $58,758
$18K
$36K
$59K
MEDIAN: $36,000
10%
50%
90%

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$8.52 - $17.58
$8
$11
$18
MEDIAN: $11.08
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50%
90%

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$0$58K
Salary $18,072 - $58,758
Bonus $97.87 - $24,658
Commission $0.00 - $5,500
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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$17,907 - $46,571
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 52
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $8.52 - $17.58
Hourly Tips $1.83
Overtime $8.50 - $28.04
Annual Data $0$46K
Bonus $97.87 - $24,658
Commission $0.00 - $5,500
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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$17,907 - $46,571
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 189

Job Description for Retail Sales Assistant

Successfully operating a retail establishment requires many elements working in tandem, both inside and outside the store. When a customer enters a store for the first time, a large part of what forms their initial impression is the manner and quality of the retail staff. The retail sales associate is one of the key cogs that makes the machinery of a retail store function. A retail sales associate typically has several duties, but the most important of them is to engage the customer and assist them in finding what they have come to find.

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Retail Sales Assistant Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Retail Sales Assistant


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Retail Sales Assistant Job Listings

Popular Skills for Retail Sales Assistant

Pay by Experience Level for Retail Sales Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Retail Sales Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Retail Sales Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 191 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Retail Sales Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 70 salaries. An experienced Retail Sales Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 46 salaries. A Retail Sales Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 19 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,220

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Retail Sales Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Retail Sales Assistant?

Retail Sales Assistant in New York:
"Pleasant."
Pros: I like being able to help and advise customers that enter the store and providing the highest quality customer service.
Cons: There is very little room for promotion and the average salary in retail is quite poor.

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Key Stats for Retail Sales Assistant

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Retail Sales Assistant Salaries

▲22%

▲13%

▲12%

National Average
$25,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Retail Sales Assistant Salaries

Cash Handling
▲11%

Merchandising
▲8%

National Average
$25,000


▼4%


Sales
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 42%