Associate Store Manager Salary

Median pay for Associate Store Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $12.94 per hour. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Work is enjoyable for Associate Store Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the majority of Associate Store Managers (64 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$30,277 - $56,495
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$30K
$43K
$56K
MEDIAN: $42,714
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$9.54 - $19.93
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,277 - $56,495  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,891  
Commission
$0.00 - $4,000  
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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$22,211 - $54,317  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 136
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.54 - $19.93  
   
Overtime
$12.62 - $28.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,891  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $4,000  
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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$22,211 - $54,317  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 170

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Job Description for Associate Store Manager

An associate store manager is a key component of any retail store. Those in this position report directly to the general manager of the store and assist him/her in overseeing all daily operations. They themselves are often given oversight and supervisory responsibilities to help ensure smooth and profitable day-to-day operations, as well.

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Associate 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 Associate Store Manager


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Many Associate Store Managers transition into upper-level Retail Store Manager positions. Retail Store Managers earn a median of $40K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Associate Store Manager


Associate Store Managers flock to Coach, Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $51K lead the pack in compensation; however, Coach, Inc. also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $40K at one end to $71K at the other end.

Employees at Big Lots Stores, Inc. take home the smallest paychecks, and $26K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $20K and quickly nearing the top at only $31K.

Popular Skills for Associate Store Manager


Professional skills reported by Associate Store Managers are few in number. Sales Management and Operations Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 9 percent and 8 percent, respectively. It is often found that people who know Customer Service are also skilled in Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Associate Store Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


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 $38K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $34K.

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Experience Affects Associate Store Manager Salaries



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$35,000

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Skills That Affect Associate Store Manager Salaries



National Average
$35,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 25%