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Assistant Store Manager Salary (United States)

Assistant Store Managers in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $44K per year on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $9K and $6K, respectively — total cash payment to Assistant Store Managers can bottom out near $22K or peak near $59K depending on individual performance. While the particular city and experience level impact pay for this group, the particular firm is the most influential factor. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Assistant Store Managers. Women Assistant Store Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Some workers in this field — just over a fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Assistant Store Manager Salary (?
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$29,529 - $59,680
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MEDIAN: $43,664
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Assistant Store Manager Salary (?
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$9.04 - $18.54
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,529 - $59,680  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,779  
Profit Sharing
$303.39 - $6,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,932  
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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$21,872 - $59,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,191
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Hourly Rate
$9.04 - $18.54  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.22 - $4.19  
Overtime
$12.70 - $27.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,779  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,932  
Profit Sharing
$303.39 - $6,000  
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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$21,872 - $59,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,699
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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
  • Assist in overseeing the day-to-day retail operations and staff; monitor and prioritize workflow and schedules.
  • Manage and stock inventory at specified levels.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Store Manager

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Assistant Store Managers sometimes assume positions such as Operations Managers. That role pays $58K per year on average. As Assistant Store Managers progress in their field, many go on to become Retail Store Managers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $40K per year. Another common career choice for Assistant Store Managers is to move into a Retail Store Assistant Manager role. Typically, Retail Store Assistant Managers get paid $32K.

Retail Store Assistant Manager Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Store Manager

Known for taking on a considerable number of Assistant Store Managers, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., The Home Depot Inc., Sears Holdings Corporation, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and Family Dollar Stores Inc are leading firms in the industry. Salary cannot be beat at The Home Depot Inc., where median pay comes to $59K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $44K, and the higher end is not far away at $76K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Lowe's Companies, Inc, and Target Corporation, where earnings of $54K, $54K, or $52K are standard for Assistant Store Managers.
Known for its small paychecks, Family Dollar Stores Inc actually ranks last in the field for salary, reporting a median income of $20K — 192 percent lower than the top payer. Other low-paying employers include Dollar Tree Stores Inc at $22K and Dollar General Corporation at $22K, though some Assistant Store Managers there earn up to $34K.

Popular Skills for Assistant Store Manager

Assistant Store Managers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Sales Management, Operations Management, Customer Relationship Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 11 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Cash Handling, Sales, and Customer Service. Most people experienced in Customer Service also know People Management, Merchandising, and Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Store Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Assistant Store Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $32K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $40K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $44K in this role. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $46K.

Pay Difference By Location

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Boston is home to an above-average pay rate for Assistant Store Managers, 51 percent higher than the national average. Assistant Store Managers will also find cushy salaries in Las Vegas (+20 percent), New York (+20 percent), Los Angeles (+19 percent), and Atlanta (+17 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 5 percent south of the national average, can be found in Portland.

Assistant Store Manager Reviews

What is it like working as an Assistant Store Manager?
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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Experience Affects Assistant Store Manager Salaries

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$37,000

Skills That Affect Assistant Store Manager Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
50%
female alumni
 
Male
50%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 22%