Assistant Store Manager Salary

The average Assistant Store Manager in the United States earns approximately $12.98 per hour. Overall incomes of Assistant Store Managers — including $10K bonuses, $8K profit sharing proceeds, and $10K commissions on the more lucrative end — generally ranges between $22K and $58K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the company, followed by years of experience and location. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 55 percent. Health benefits are not claimed by all — one in four lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. Work is enjoyable for Assistant Store Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,377 - $60,768
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MEDIAN: $45,442
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,377 - $60,768  
   
Bonus
$292.50 - $9,815  
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $8,054  
Commission
$0.00 - $9,714  
Total Pay (?
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$21,657 - $58,458  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,489
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.58 - $18.78  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.35 - $3.54  
Overtime
$13.14 - $28.01  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$292.50 - $9,815  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $9,714  
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $8,054  
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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$21,657 - $58,458  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,653

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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.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Store Manager


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As Assistant Store Managers transition into upper-level roles such as Operations Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Operations Managers earn $59K on average per year. Assistant Store Managers typically move into roles as Retail Store Managers or Restaurant General Managers, and those positions pay $4K more and $10K more, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Store Manager


Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Dollar General Corporation, Family Dollar Stores Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., and Lowe's Companies, Inc are among the top companies that take on many Assistant Store Managers. Although the highest salaries can be found at The Home Depot Inc. where median pay is $64K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $49K and $78K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Target Corporation, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., and Lowe's Companies, Inc, top-paying firms where Assistant Store Managers rake in a respectable $61K, $59K, or $58K, respectively.

Relative to other names in the field, compensation is very low at Family Dollar Stores Inc — the median salary comes to just $22K, 196 percent lower than the top payer. Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Dollar General Corporation ($22K), Dollar Tree Stores Inc ($22K), and GameStop Corp. ($25K).

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. It is often found that people who know Customer Service are also skilled 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: $36,413

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

For Assistant Store Managers, working in the bustling city of Philadelphia has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Assistant Store Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+24 percent), Denver (+21 percent), Seattle (+20 percent), and Miami (+19 percent). The lowest-paying market is Atlanta, which sits 10 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 6 percent less in Charlotte and 4 percent less in Indianapolis, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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 697 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

▲34%

▲22%

▲5%

National Average
$36,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Assistant Store Manager Salaries






▲1%

Hiring
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National Average
$36,000

▼1%


Customer Service Metrics
▼3%





▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 697 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: 58%
no benefits
None: 26%