Assistant Department Manager Salary
Assistant Department Managers in the United States pull down an average of $14.01 per hour. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — around one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. Women Assistant Department Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men.
|Salary||$26,200 - $67,901|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $5,068|
|Total Pay (|
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$22,575 - $51,700|
|Hourly Rate||$10.17 - $17.58|
|Overtime||$7.67 - $24.88|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $5,068|
|Total Pay (||$22,575 - $51,700|
Job Description for Assistant Department Manager
Assistant department managers are responsible for managing the daily activities of a particular department within their organization. This position is supervisory in nature, and some organizations may occasionally require these managers to work extended or overtime hours. While some employers prefer applicants with a college degree in sales, hospitality, or business administration, many organizations value experience overall and prefer those with at least five years of experience in the field. The majority of their work is done within an office or store, and some light travel may be required to visit other areas within the company.Read More...
Assistant department managers may have a variety of responsibilities, including: training employees within the department; evaluating competition; gathering sales and service information; monitoring and purchasing inventory; anticipating customer trends; collecting and evaluating data; ensuring quality customer service and marketing efforts; preparing sales reports and customer relations reports; serving as a representative of their department and the organization overall; maintaining a clean and safe environment; setting goals for their department; and serving as a team leader on a constant basis.
Those in this position must be highly organized and have strong attention to detail, as well as natural leadership skills and expert communication skills. Assistant department managers must always maintain an optimistic attitude and cheerful demeanor with fellow team members and customers alike.
Assistant Department Manager Tasks
- Work under the direction of the department manager to supervise sales staff.
- Oversee and assist employees with merchandising and setting up product displays.
- Provide customer service, answering questions related to products in department.
- Motivate staff to reach department sales objectives and provide high quality customer service.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Department Manager
The biggest paychecks can be found at Nordstrom, Inc. — the median salary there is $42K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $29K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $69K.
Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Department Manager
Pay by Experience for an Assistant Department Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Assistant Department Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 83 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Assistant Department Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 42 salaries. An experienced Assistant Department Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 21 salaries. An Assistant Department Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 10 salaries.
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