Associate Store Manager Salary

Earnings for Associate Store Managers in the United States come in at around $12.91 per hour on average. The specific employer and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Associate Store Managers (63 percent) who took the survey are female. Although close to a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. The majority of Associate Store Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,938 - $57,952

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$9.69 - $19.88

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,938 - $57,952  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,904  
Commission
$0.00 - $17,879  
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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$22,415 - $54,967  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 142
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.69 - $19.88  
   
Overtime
$12.58 - $29.19  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,904  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $17,879  
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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$22,415 - $54,967  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 173
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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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Associate Store Managers who go on to become Retail General Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Retail General Managers is $54K annually.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Associate Store Manager


ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc., Big Lots Stores, Inc., Coach, Inc., Regal Entertainment Group, and The Gap Inc. are all popular places to work. The biggest paychecks can be found at The Gap Inc. — the median salary there is $51K.

Associate Store Managers will find the worst pay at Regal Entertainment Group, where the median salary crawls in at $26K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $35K, leaving little room for growth.

Popular Skills for Associate Store Manager


Survey results show that Associate Store Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Sales Management and Operations Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 12 percent and 8 percent, respectively. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Associate Store Manager

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $31K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $39K. Associate Store Managers bring in $39K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $35K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Associate Store Manager Salaries




National Average
$35,000


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 42 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 24%
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