Retail Sales Assistants in Australia.
Most retail sales jobs will start at or near the Australian Minimum wage, which is $19.49 per hour for the 2019/20 year.
It is very common for these jobs to start off as part time and/or casual, with new full time positions not as common. About 50% of retail jobs are classed as part time.
Salary for Retail Sales Assistant.
The most common salary in Australia for a full time Retail Sales Assistant is between $45k and $55k, based on 2019 figures.
It does vary between the different states and territories, with these current averages.
- NT between $50k and $60k
- ACT between $45k and $55k
- NSW between $45k and $55k
- SA between $45k and $55k
- TAS between $45k and $55k
- WA between $45k and $55k
- QLD between $40k and $50k
- VIC between $40k and $50k
Note: A 38 hour week, at the minimum wage of $19.49 per hour, would equal about $38,500 for 52 weeks.
An employee would normally work a maximum of 38 hours in a week unless an employer asks them to work reasonable extra hours. (www.fairwork.gov.au/employee-entitlements)
Qualifications for Retail Sales Assistant.
Formal qualifications are not normally required to work as a Retail Sales Assistant in Australia.
However, a suitable qualification may assist in getting a job, where you may be competing with many other applicants.
Training Courses for Retail Sales Assistant.
SIR20216 – Certificate II in Retail Services
SIR30216 – Certificate III in Retail