Assistant Store Manager Salary
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
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. The most common next step for an Assistant Store Manager is to become a Retail Store Manager or a Restaurant General Manager. The former position pays an additional $4K per year on average, and the latter position pays $9K more per year.
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Popular Skills for Assistant Store Manager
Assistant Store Managers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, People Management, Merchandising, and Customer Relationship Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 9 percent. Those listing Cash Handling as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Sales and Inventory Control also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Customer Service also know People Management, Operations Management, and Merchandising.
Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Store Manager
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Assistant Store Managers. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $31K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $39K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $45K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $49K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.
Pay Difference by Location
For Assistant Store Managers, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 25 percent above the national average. Assistant Store Managers will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+17 percent), Philadelphia (+17 percent), Seattle (+16 percent), and Miami (+16 percent). In Atlanta, salaries are 9 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Los Angeles (6 percent lower) and Charlotte (4 percent lower).
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