$36,107
Avg. Salary
$10.20
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$800

Bonus

$18,000

Profit Sharing

$0.00

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Retail Store Assistant is $10.20 per hour.

The average pay for a Retail Store Assistant is $36,107 per year.

10%
$8.05
10%
$10.20
50%
$16.38
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90%
MEDIAN $10.20
10%
$18k
10%
$36k
50%
$144k
90%
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MEDIAN $36,107
$18,488 - $144,349
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$140K
MEDIAN: $36,107
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$8.05 - $16.38
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$0$144K
Salary $18,488 - $144,349
Bonus $193 - $3,091
Profit Sharing $18,000
Commission $0.00 - $24,658
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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$17,041 - $44,619
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 30
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $8.05 - $16.38
Overtime $9.83 - $33.83
Annual Data $0$44K
Bonus $193 - $3,091
Commission $0.00 - $24,658
Profit Sharing $18,000
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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$17,041 - $44,619
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 198

Job Description for Retail Store Assistant

A retail store assistant works in a retail environment, such as a department store or a smaller retail store. He or she provides customer service. The assistant will greet customers when they enter the store and will ask the customers what kind of assistance can be provided. The assistant may be able to offer recommendations based on the customer’s needs. Some stores will offer commission, so it is important to be able to upsell, while providing friendly customer service that does not overly pressure the customer. It may also be required to meet minimum sales goals in a certain period.

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Retail Store Assistant Tasks
  • Assist the manager in day to day store operations.
  • Assist customers and escalate customer requests or complaints to the manager as necessary.
  • Monitor closing, opening, and cash reconciliation, and complete reports.
  • Schedule the appropriate number of employees while taking into consideration back-ups, sick days, and peak hours.

Common Career Paths for Retail Store Assistant


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Retail Store Assistants who move on to become Retail Store Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Retail Store Managers get paid an average of $41K per year. Retail Store Assistants typically move into roles as Retail Store Assistant Managers or Administrative Assistants, and those positions pay $10K more and $9K more, respectively.

Retail Store Assistant Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Retail Store Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Retail Store Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Retail Store Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 88 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Retail Store Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 27 salaries. An experienced Retail Store Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 21 salaries. A Retail Store Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 8 salaries.

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Key Stats for Retail Store Assistant

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Retail Store Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲36%

Experienced
▲17%

Mid-Career
▲10%

National Average
$22,000

Entry-Level
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 36%
dental benefits
Dental: 25%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 63%