Assistant Department Manager Salary

Assistant Department Managers in the United States pull down an average of $13.74 per hour. The company and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Assistant Department Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 52 percent. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one-fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$27,188 - $63,100
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$36K
$63K
MEDIAN: $36,444
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$10.26 - $17.40
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$0$63K
Salary $27,188 - $63,100
Bonus $-0.49 - $7,946
Profit Sharing $1,017
Commission $3,900
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).
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$22,489 - $49,867
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 34
Hourly Data $0$24
Hourly Rate $10.26 - $17.40
Hourly Tips $0.78
Overtime $7.63 - $24.35
Annual Data $0$49K
Bonus $-0.49 - $7,946
Commission $3,900
Profit Sharing $1,017
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).
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$22,489 - $49,867
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 91

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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.

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Assistant Department Manager Tasks

  • Provide customer service, answering questions related to products in department.
  • Motivate staff to reach department sales objectives and provide high quality customer service.
  • Work under the direction of the department manager to supervise sales staff.
  • Oversee and assist employees with merchandising and setting up product displays.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Department Manager


Assistant Department Managers flock to Nordstrom, Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $42K lead the pack in compensation; however, Nordstrom, Inc. also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $29K at one end to $69K at the other end.

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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Key Stats for Assistant Department Manager

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Assistant Department Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲18%

▲9%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$31,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Assistant Department Manager Salaries

Team Leadership
▲37%

Merchandising
▲19%


National Average
$31,000


Order Inventory
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 27%
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