Assistant Store Manager Salary

Assistant Store Managers in search of top-notch pay will find it at The Home Depot Inc., where the median salary of $61K trumps the $45K annually-national average for those in this profession. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Lowe's Companies, Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., and Kohl's Department Stores Inc, top-paying firms where Assistant Store Managers rake in a $57K, $56K, or $55K, respectively. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,201 - $60,343
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$30K
$45K
$60K
MEDIAN: $44,508
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$9.28 - $18.92
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,201 - $60,343  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,402  
Profit Sharing
$303.39 - $5,131  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,268  
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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$22,189 - $59,325  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,156
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.28 - $18.92  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.18 - $3.92  
Overtime
$13.13 - $28.77  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,402  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,268  
Profit Sharing
$303.39 - $5,131  
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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$22,189 - $59,325  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,578
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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 who transition into an Operations Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $59K per year. A Retail Store Manager role is the most common promotion for Assistant Store Managers moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $40K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Assistant Store Managers is a Retail Store Assistant Manager position, where earnings are usually $32K.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Store Manager


Survey results imply that Assistant Store Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Lucky workers who know Hiring can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 22 percent above average. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Operations Management are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 7 percent and 22 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Cash Handling, Sales, and Inventory Control. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well versed in Retail, 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.


Assistant Store Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $33K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $40K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Assistant Store Managers make a median salary of $45K. 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 $47K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,971

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

New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Assistant Store Managers, 20 percent higher than the national average. Assistant Store Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Miami (+15 percent), Dallas (+12 percent), Seattle (+10 percent), and Philadelphia (+9 percent). Phoenix is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 7 percent.

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




National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Store Manager Salaries

Hiring
up arrow 22%





Merchandising
up arrow 4%

Retail
up arrow 1%

Scheduling
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National Average
$38,000

Inventory Management
up arrow 2%

Team Leadership
up arrow 3%

Customer Relations
up arrow 3%



up arrow 7%

Cash Handling
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 796 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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