Assistant Store Managers in search of top-notch pay will find it at The Home Depot Inc., where the median salary of $63K trumps the $45K per year-national average for those in this profession. Assistant Store Managers will also find cushy salaries at Target Corporation (+$62K), Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. (+$59K), and Lowe's Companies, Inc (+$58K). This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,421 - $60,632
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$45K
$61K
MEDIAN: $45,138
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$9.52 - $18.85
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,421 - $60,632  
   
Bonus
$308.24 - $9,839  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $6,851  
Commission
$0.00 - $9,819  
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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$21,710 - $58,578  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,639
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.52 - $18.85  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.22 - $3.37  
Overtime
$13.24 - $28.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$308.24 - $9,839  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $9,819  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $6,851  
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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$21,710 - $58,578  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,608
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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. The most common next step for an Assistant Store Manager is to become a Retail Store Manager or a Restaurant General Manager. The former position pays an additional $4K per year on average, and the latter position pays $9K more per year.

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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 Operations Management, People Management, Merchandising, and Customer Relationship Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 9 percent. Those listing Cash Handling as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Sales and Inventory Control also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Customer Service also know People Management, 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Assistant Store Managers. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $31K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $39K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $45K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $49K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,820

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For Assistant Store Managers, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 25 percent above the national average. Assistant Store Managers will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+17 percent), Philadelphia (+17 percent), Seattle (+16 percent), and Miami (+16 percent). In Atlanta, salaries are 9 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Los Angeles (6 percent lower) and Charlotte (4 percent lower).

Assistant Store Manager Reviews

What is it like working as an Assistant Store Manager?

Assistant Store Manager in Midwest City:
"I get to have structure in my work place ."
Pros: I get to see people's smiling faces after they get check out. There happy that it didn't cost a arm and a leg.
Cons: When people come in and steals. People coming in being rude to use all you can do is smile and tell them to have a nice day.

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
$37,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Store Manager Salaries





Sales Management
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$37,000

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Cash Handling
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 666 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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