Assistant Store Manager Salary

The national average salary for Assistant Store Managers is $44K per year; The Home Depot Inc. pays the most in this field, though, offering a median salary of $60K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Lowe's Companies, Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., and Target Corporation, top-paying firms where Assistant Store Managers rake in a $57K, $54K, or $53K, respectively. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,873 - $60,260
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$30K
$44K
$60K
MEDIAN: $44,493
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$9.20 - $18.76
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,873 - $60,260  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,628  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $6,211  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,084  
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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$22,311 - $59,508  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,610
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.20 - $18.76  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.10 - $4.07  
Overtime
$13.10 - $28.59  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,628  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,084  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $6,211  
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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$22,311 - $59,508  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,043
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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. The most common career progression for Assistant Store Managers leads to becoming a Retail Store Manager, where average pay is $40K annually. However, many Assistant Store Managers also opt to become Retail Store Assistant Managers. Typically, a Retail Store Assistant Manager brings home $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. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Sales Management, People Management, and Customer Relationship Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 9 percent. Those listing Bilingual as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Cash Handling and Sales also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Customer Service also tend to 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.


For Assistant Store Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $33K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $40K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $45K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $47K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


For Assistant Store Managers, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Assistant Store Managers will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+18 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), Las Vegas (+13 percent), and Dallas (+10 percent). The lowest-paying market is San Antonio, which sits 2 percent below the national average.

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






Retail
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Scheduling
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National Average
$38,000

Team Leadership
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Inventory Management
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Customer Relations
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up arrow 7%

Cash Handling
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Bilingual
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 696 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

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: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 22%
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