What does a standard store assistant/shop worker earn per hour in Australia?

I'm from the UK, and I was talking to someone who lived in Australia for a while and he was telling me that there's less of a gap between the average wages of skilled workers and unskilled workers in Australia than there is in the UK. I was told that on average, a standard store assistant in Australia earns more... show more I'm from the UK, and I was talking to someone who lived in Australia for a while and he was telling me that there's less of a gap between the average wages of skilled workers and unskilled workers in Australia than there is in the UK. I was told that on average, a standard store assistant in Australia earns more than someone doing the same job in the UK, so I'm interested in knowing just what the average hourly wage for this sort of job actually is.

In the UK, if you're over 18 and have been working at as a standard shop assistant/checkout staff for a few months, on average, the hourly wage is about £6.50 per hour, which works out to being roughly $14 Australian per hour. What is it on average in Australia?
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