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Assistant Store Manager Salary

The nationwide average salary for Assistant Store Managers is $44K per year, but those working at The Home Depot Inc. can pull down an average $60K. Other leaders in compensation levels are Lowe's Companies, Inc at $57K, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. at $55K, and Target Corporation, where Assistant Store Managers annually earn $53K. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$29,745 - $59,996
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$30K
$44K
$60K
MEDIAN: $44,118
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$9.16 - $18.70
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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$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,745 - $59,996  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,578  
Profit Sharing
$307.19 - $6,104  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,264  
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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$22,271 - $59,290  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,427
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.16 - $18.70  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.10 - $4.09  
Overtime
$13.04 - $28.22  
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 - $9,578  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,264  
Profit Sharing
$307.19 - $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).
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$22,271 - $59,290  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,851

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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 progress into high-paying roles like Operations Manager, where median compensation is $59K annually. Going from Assistant Store Manager to Retail Store Manager is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $40K. Many others choose to work as Retail Store Assistant Managers, where pay is typically $32K.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Store Manager


Assistant Store Managers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Sales Management, Operations Management, Customer Relationship Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 9 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Cash Handling, Sales, and Customer Service. 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Assistant Store Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. 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. Assistant Store Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $45K. 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


With a pay rate for Assistant Store Managers that is 23 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Assistant Store Managers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+14 percent), Atlanta (+14 percent), Las Vegas (+13 percent), and Dallas (+11 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 15 percent south of the national average, can be found in Fort Worth.

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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Team Leadership
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Customer Relations
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National Average
$38,000

Inventory Management
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Inventory Control
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Customer Service
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Cash Handling
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 722 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

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