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Average Salary for Rue 21 Company Employees

Rue 21 Company employees typically bring home $32K annually. At Rue 21 Company, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is what you do at the company — it impacts salary more than anything else — though how long you've been working and where you live each factor into the equation as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

How This Employer Pays

Rue 21 Company typically pays:
below market

Similar employers pay:
above market
Employer: Rue 21 Company
Average Salary Range by Job
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[-]Retail Store Manager (16)
$26,425 - $50,540  
[-]Retail Store Manager (16)
Salary$26,184 - $49,833  
Bonus$173.52 - $8,090  
Total Pay$26,425 - $50,540  
[+]Assistant Store Manager (5)
$17,244 - $38,220  
[+]Assistant Store Manager (5)
Total Pay$17,244 - $38,220  
[+]Retail Store Assistant Manager (4)
$15,377 - $33,350  
[+]Retail Store Assistant Manager (4)
Total Pay$15,377 - $33,350  
[+]District Manager, Retail (2)
$43,213 - $97,551  
[+]District Manager, Retail (2)
Salary$43,851 - $90,017  
Total Pay$43,213 - $97,551  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 8 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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Retail District Managers earn the highest median pay at $60K, followed by Retail Store Managers ($40K) and Assistant Buyers ($38K).

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach about $37K. Between the five- and ten-year marks, the average employee earns around $38K. A typical employee has 10-19 years of experience and earns approximately $46K per year.


Across Rue 21 Company's U.S. offices, employees in the state of Georgia earn the most, taking home $43K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Rue 21 Company provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor's Degree — these employees rake in about $39K per year.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Sales; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $44K. Merchandising also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; nearly one in three of employees surveyed report using it at work. A typical employee's toolkit also contains Customer Service, Retail, and Leadership.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky few (29 percent) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Rue 21 Company provides an optional 401(k) plan, and most workers participate. At Rue 21 Company, a fair portion of workers have health insurance, and most workers have dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are a casual working environment, life insurance, and relocation expenses.

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Typical Benefits
Vacation Weeks
1.8 Weeks
1.5 Weeks
1.3 Weeks
Gender Breakdown
Years of Experience
Popular Perks
401(k), Paid Holidays / Vacation, Paid Sick Leave
401(k), Paid Holidays / Vacation, Stock Purchase Plan
401(k), Paid Holidays / Vacation, Paid Sick Leave

Key Stats



74 %

female alumni


26 %

male alumni
$26,184 - $44,598
$38,299 - $50,868

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

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