Assistant Store Manager Salary

Assistant Store Managers in the United States take home an average $13.03 per hour. In the world of Assistant Store Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $7K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $22K and $59K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the company, followed by experience level and geographic location. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 55 percent. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by more than half. Job satisfaction for Assistant Store Managers is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$30,503 - $61,045
$31K
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$61K
MEDIAN: $45,910
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$9.63 - $18.79
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,503 - $61,045  
   
Bonus
$294.97 - $9,847  
Profit Sharing
$481.77 - $7,149  
Commission
$0.00 - $9,714  
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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$21,740 - $58,710  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,573
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.63 - $18.79  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.35 - $4.40  
Overtime
$13.22 - $27.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$294.97 - $9,847  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $9,714  
Profit Sharing
$481.77 - $7,149  
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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$21,740 - $58,710  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,811

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Job Description for Assistant Store Manager

The assistant store manager is responsible for assisting with the day-to-day operations of their store. This includes scheduling, ordering and processing of merchandise, and managing employees. The assistant store manager will spend most of his or her time training employees, assisting customers, and organizing the store. In addition, they are responsible for assigning tasks and duties to employees and making sure those tasks are done on time. If the employees are not performing well, or sales are down for whatever reason, then it is the assistant store manager’s job to fix those aforementioned issues. This may be done by motivating and inspiring the employees to work hard to increase store sales; if sales are suffering for other reasons, then it is the assistant store manager’s job to look at inventory and make sure that it is up to par. This includes discontinuing slow selling products, organizing product displays, and researching new products that will bring in business. The assistant store manager has many responsibilities that must be done promptly and correctly. These duties include store closing and opening, handling of store cash, creating safety guidelines, and processing documents and reports. An assistant store manager generally needs to have prior retail experience, preferably in another management position, as well as strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.


Assistant Store Manager Tasks

  • Sell the organization's products and/or services to new or established customers; handle and resolve escalated customer complaints and issues.
  • Assist in managing the selection, training and development of staff; ensure monthly sales quota are met.
  • Assist in overseeing the day-to-day retail operations and staff; monitor and prioritize workflow and schedules.
  • Manage and stock inventory at specified levels.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Store Manager


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Assistant Store Managers who transition into an Operations Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $59K per year. Assistant Store Managers most often move into positions as Retail Store Managers or Restaurant General Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $4K higher and $9K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Store Manager


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Assistant Store Managers include Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Dollar General Corporation, Family Dollar Stores Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., and Lowe's Companies, Inc. The Home Depot Inc. offers the best pay with a median salary of $64K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $49K and maxing out at just $78K. Target Corporation, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., and Lowe's Companies, Inc also offer top salaries for Assistant Store Managers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $61K, $59K, and $58K, respectively.

With a median salary of $22K, Family Dollar Stores Inc provides Assistant Store Managers with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $29K, limiting employee salary growth. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Dollar General Corporation at $22K, Dollar Tree Stores Inc at $22K, and GameStop Corp., where $25K is the norm.

Popular Skills for Assistant Store Manager


Assistant Store Managers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Customer Relationship Management, People Management, and Merchandising are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 10 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Sales, Inventory Control, and Customer Relations. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent in People Management, Operations Management, and Merchandising.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Store Manager

Pay by Experience for an Assistant Store Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Assistant Store Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 2,635 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Assistant Store Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 1,775 salaries. An experienced Assistant Store Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 1,335 salaries. An Assistant Store Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 468 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,461

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Assistant Store Managers that is 24 percent greater than the national average, Philadelphia offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Assistant Store Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+24 percent), Denver (+21 percent), Seattle (+20 percent), and Miami (+19 percent). Falling short of the national average by 10 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Atlanta. Workers in Charlotte and Indianapolis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (6 percent less and 4 percent less, respectively).

Assistant Store Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Assistant Store Manager?

Assistant Store Manager in Tucson:
"Salty."
Pros: The people and the food. Mostly the opportunity to work close with people and food.
Cons: The people and the food sometimes as a matter of fact.

Assistant Store Manager in Midwest City:
"I get to have structure in my work place ."
Pros: I get to see people's smiling faces after they get check out. There happy that it didn't cost a arm and a leg.
Cons: When people come in and steals. People coming in being rude to use all you can do is smile and tell them to have a nice day.

Assistant Store Manager in Corpus Christi:
"I Wouldn't Recommend This Position."
Pros: I love working and pleasing our customers and that the job is always changing.
Cons: There is a lot of politics at work now in the company.

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Key Stats for Assistant Store Manager

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 773 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Assistant Store Manager Salaries

▲33%

▲22%

▲5%

National Average
$36,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Assistant Store Manager Salaries






▲1%

National Average
$36,000

Hiring
▼1%

▼2%


Customer Service Metrics
▼3%




▼7%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 773 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 26%
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