Assistant Store Manager Salary

For Assistant Store Managers, The Home Depot Inc. hands out the highest paychecks — $60K on average — relative to the national average of $44K per year. Assistant Store Managers can also look forward to large paychecks at Lowe's Companies, Inc ($57K), Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. ($54K), and Target Corporation ($53K). Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,844 - $60,112
(Median)
$30K
$44K
$60K
MEDIAN: $44,458
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$9.20 - $18.79
(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
$29,844 - $60,112  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,635  
Profit Sharing
$304.83 - $6,181  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,112  
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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$22,334 - $59,434  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,588
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.20 - $18.79  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.10 - $4.07  
Overtime
$13.12 - $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 - $9,635  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,112  
Profit Sharing
$304.83 - $6,181  
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).
)
$22,334 - $59,434  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,020
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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. Becoming a Retail Store Manager is, more often than not, the most common role that Assistant Store Managers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $40K. Another frequent advance is for Assistant Store Managers to assume a Retail Store Assistant Manager role; in this role, workers often earn $32K.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Store Manager


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. 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 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.


Assistant Store Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $33K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $40K. On average, Assistant Store Managers make $45K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $47K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Assistant Store Managers, New York provides a pay rate that is 20 percent greater than the national average. Assistant Store Managers will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+18 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), Las Vegas (+12 percent), and Dallas (+11 percent). San Antonio is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 2 percent.

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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 7%

Cash Handling
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Bilingual
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 700 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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