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. Also paying near the top of the field are Lowe's Companies, Inc at $57K, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. at $56K, and Kohl's Department Stores Inc, where Assistant Store Managers annually earn $55K. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,201 - $60,343
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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Operations Manager. The latter position pays an average of $59K annually. 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


Survey takers working as Assistant Store Managers report using a large range of professional skills. 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Cash Handling, Sales, and Inventory Control. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent 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 with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $33K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $40K. Assistant Store Managers bring in $45K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $47K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,971

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New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Assistant Store Managers, 20 percent above 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). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Phoenix, 7 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

Hiring
up arrow 22%





Merchandising
up arrow 4%

Retail
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Scheduling
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National Average
$38,000

Inventory Management
up arrow 2%

Team Leadership
up arrow 3%

Customer Relations
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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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