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Assistant Store Manager Salary

For Assistant Store Managers, higher-than-average salaries can be found at The Home Depot Inc., where the average employee brings in around $60K relative to the national average of $44K per year for those in this line of work. Other big spenders include Lowe's Companies, Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., and Target Corporation, top-paying firms where Assistant Store Managers see paychecks nearing $56K, $55K, or $53K. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,780 - $60,029
(Median)
$30K
$44K
$60K
MEDIAN: $44,282
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$9.18 - $18.79
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$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
$29,780 - $60,029  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,650  
Profit Sharing
$299.33 - $6,128  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,160  
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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$22,263 - $59,316  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,496
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 - $18.79  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.10 - $4.07  
Overtime
$13.06 - $28.40  
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 - $9,650  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,160  
Profit Sharing
$299.33 - $6,128  
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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$22,263 - $59,316  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,945
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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. 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 seem to require a rather large skill set. 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 7 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. 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.


Assistant Store Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $33K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $40K. Assistant Store Managers see a median salary of $45K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Assistant Store Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $47K.

Pay Difference by Location


New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Assistant Store Managers, 21 percent higher than the national average. Assistant Store Managers will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+18 percent), Los Angeles (+15 percent), Las Vegas (+13 percent), and Atlanta (+10 percent). Fort Worth is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 10 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






Retail
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Scheduling
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National Average
$38,000

Team Leadership
up arrow 1%

Customer Relations
up arrow 1%

Inventory Management
up arrow 2%

Inventory Control
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up arrow 8%

Cash Handling
up arrow 15%

Bilingual
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 710 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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