The average hourly pay for a Retail Store Assistant is $10.47.
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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 pre…Read more
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.
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Skills in Customer Service, Cash Handling, Retail, Sales and Organizing are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Retail Store Assistant
An entry-level Retail Store Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $9.96 based on 17 salaries. An early career Retail Store Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.15 based on 123 salaries. A mid-career Retail Store Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.48 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Retail Store Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.93 based on 30 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $14.
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