Retail managers plan and coordinate the day-to-day operations of shopping stores and retail outlets.

Where retail managers are employed

The retail industry employs large numbers and has a high staff turnover. There is potential for advancement in retailing for those showing initiative, enthusiasm and willingness to learn.


Full-time retail managers in South Australia generally earn between $600 and $999 per week.

Pay scale Retail manager

Job prospects

In 2011 there were 11,639 people employed full-time as retail managers in South Australia compared with 11,426 in 2006.

How to become one

You can work as a sales assistant without formal qualifications. You will probably get some informal training on the job.

You can also become a sales assistant through a traineeship in retail, retail services, retail operations or automotive sales. Entry requirements may vary but employers generally require year 10. For more information see traineeships. Ask your career adviser about the possibility of starting this training in school.

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