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 $60K trumps the $45K per year-national average for those in this profession. Assistant Store Managers will also find cushy salaries at Lowe's Companies, Inc (+$57K), Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. (+$55K), and Target Corporation (+$53K). The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,902 - $60,233

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$9.21 - $18.72

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,902 - $60,233  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,569  
Profit Sharing
$305.59 - $6,153  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,082  
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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$22,365 - $59,478  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,640
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.21 - $18.72  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.14 - $4.05  
Overtime
$13.12 - $28.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,569  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,082  
Profit Sharing
$305.59 - $6,153  
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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$22,365 - $59,478  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,061
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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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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. More often than not, a Retail Store Manager role is the next step for Assistant Store Managers moving up in the field. Retail Store Managers usually make $40K per year. Many other Assistant Store Managers choose to take on a Retail Store Assistant Manager role, where salaries are typically $32K.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Store Manager


Assistant Store Managers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Sales Management, Customer Relationship Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 8 percent. Those listing Bilingual as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Cash Handling and Sales also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of 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 with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $33K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $40K. Assistant Store Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $45K. Assistant Store Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $47K on average.

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 (+16 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), Las Vegas (+13 percent), and Dallas (+10 percent). In San Antonio, salaries are 4 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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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 8%

Cash Handling
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Bilingual
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 688 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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