Average Retail Store Assistant Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Retail Store Assistant is $10.47.
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Hourly Rate
$8 - $17
$175 - $2,750
Profit Sharing
$0 - $18,000
$0 - $34
Total Pay
$17,292 - $38,486

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Job Description for Retail Store Assistant

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.

Job Satisfaction for Retail Store Assistant

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Popular Skills for Retail Store Assistant

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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Years of Experience

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