The average Associate Store Manager in the United States earns approximately $48K per year. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the company, followed by the particular city and years of experience. The majority of Associate Store Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are more female Associate Store Managers who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 62 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,686 - $61,450
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$36K
$48K
$61K
MEDIAN: $47,640
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$10.17 - $20.46
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$35,686 - $61,450  
   
Bonus
$432.78 - $6,787  
Profit Sharing
$1,965  
Commission
$2,100  
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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$23,649 - $59,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 77
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.17 - $20.46  
   
Overtime
$13.75 - $30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$432.78 - $6,787  
   
Commission
$2,100  
Profit Sharing
$1,965  
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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$23,649 - $59,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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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.

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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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Many Associate Store Managers can be found at Big Lots Stores, Inc., ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc., Coach, Inc., J. Crew Group Inc., and Regal Entertainment Group, firms that are at the top of the field. Associate Store Managers flock to The Gap Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $51K lead the pack in compensation.

Popular Skills for Associate Store Manager


Associate Store Managers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Sales Management, Customer Service, Merchandising, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with Customer Service also know 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 worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $36K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $46K. Associate Store Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $49K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $44K.

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Experience Affects Associate Store Manager Salaries



Late-Career
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National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Associate Store Manager Salaries


Customer Service
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Merchandising
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National Average
$41,000

Operations Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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