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Retail Sales Associate hourly salaries in the United Kingdom at WHSmith

Job Title
Retail Sales Associate12 salaries
United Kingdom
Average salary
£8.95 per hour
Below national average
Average £8.95
Low £6.65
High £13.55

Salary estimated from 12 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 12 months. Last updated: 02 September 2023

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Reviews about Pay & benefits for Retail Sales Associate at WHSmith

Just an ok workplace

Ok to work, if desperate. Monthly pay, minimum wage. Often lone working - really thrown in the deepend. A lack of training , a lack of supervision or direction
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It’s ok

I have worked there for 3 years now and it’s a pretty chilled out job most of the time. They have however introduced a thing called solo protect which means that certain stores of certain sizes could mean lone working. Depending on the area you’re working in this could be a good or a bad thing. In my case it’s not a great thing as if you need to close the shop for any reason it’s difficult to have to throw customers out sometimes. Also you don’t get any benefits as such. I pretty much do an assistant managers job and get paid for a sales assistant.
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Fine, but better retail companies to work for

Minimum wage plus high expectations of staff. Too much responsibility placed on younger workers, and loads of pressure on store management. Progression encouragement poor.


Staff discount. Easy to pick up overtime.


People call in sick alot, so work burden is larger.
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How much does a Retail Sales Associate make at WHSmith in the United Kingdom?

Average WHSmith Retail Sales Associate hourly pay in the United Kingdom is approximately £8.95, which is 6% below the national average.

Salary information comes from 39 data points collected directly from employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months.

Please note that all salary figures are approximations based upon third party submissions to Indeed. These figures are given to the Indeed users for the purpose of generalised comparison only. Minimum wage may differ by jurisdiction and you should consult the employer for actual salary figures.

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