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Assistant Store Manager Salary

Assistant Store Managers usually earn approximately $44K annually in the United States, but The Home Depot Inc. offers a significantly higher median of $60K. Assistant Store Managers can also look forward to large paychecks at Lowe's Companies, Inc ($56K), Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. ($55K), and Target Corporation ($53K). The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,705 - $60,062
(Median)
$30K
$44K
$60K
MEDIAN: $44,231
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90%

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$9.18 - $18.82
(Median)
$9
$13
$19
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
$29,705 - $60,062  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,586  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $6,104  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,189  
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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$22,261 - $59,296  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,480
National Hourly Rate 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$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.18 - $18.82  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.10 - $4.07  
Overtime
$13.05 - $28.35  
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 - $9,586  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,189  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $6,104  
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).
)
$22,261 - $59,296  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,916

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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. 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.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Store Manager


Assistant Store Managers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know Retail Pharmacy can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 39 percent above average. Sales Management and Operations Management are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 9 percent and 39 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Cash Handling, Sales, and Customer Service. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well versed in 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $33K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $40K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Assistant Store Managers make a median salary of $45K. Assistant Store Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $47K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Assistant Store Managers in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 22 percent above the national average. Assistant Store Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+18 percent), Los Angeles (+14 percent), Las Vegas (+13 percent), and Dallas (+11 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Fort Worth, 15 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 Pharmacy
up arrow 39%






Retail
up arrow 3%

Scheduling
up arrow 3%

Team Leadership
0%

National Average
$38,000

Customer Relations
up arrow 1%

Inventory Management
up arrow 1%

Inventory Control
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

up arrow 8%

Cash Handling
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 713 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
9%

Common Health Benefits

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