Associate Store Manager Salary

Associate Store Managers in the United States take home an average $49K per year. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the specific employer, followed by experience level and geographic location. For the most part, Associate Store Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. More than half of Associate Store Managers (60 percent) survey participants are women. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$36,297 - $61,450
$36K
$49K
$61K
MEDIAN: $48,677
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$9.85 - $20.79
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MEDIAN: $14.09
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$36,297 - $61,450  
   
Bonus
$560 - $6,500  
Profit Sharing
$1,965  
Commission
$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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$22,905 - $59,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.85 - $20.79  
   
Overtime
$12.88 - $37.83  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$560 - $6,500  
   
Commission
$4,000  
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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$22,905 - $59,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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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

  • 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.
  • Assist in overseeing the day-to-day retail operations and staff; monitor and prioritize workflow and schedules.
  • Manage and stock inventory at specified levels.

Common Career Paths for Associate Store Manager


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While not commonly seen, Associate Store Managers who transition into a Retail General Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Retail General Managers is $54K per year. Associate Store Managers go on to become Retail Store Managers more often than anything even though median pay for the role is $41K. Associate Store Managers who move into a Restaurant General Manager role, another well-traveled path for those in this field, tend to find salaries of $46K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Associate Store Manager


Big Lots Stores, Inc., Coach, Inc., J. Crew Group Inc., The Gap Inc., and ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Associate Store Managers. The biggest paychecks can be found at The Gap Inc. — the median salary there is $51K.

Popular Skills for Associate Store Manager


Associate Store Managers usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Sales Management, Customer Service, Operations Management, and Merchandising are correlated to pay that is above average. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, 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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $35K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $48K. Associate Store Managers bring in $53K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $40K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Key Stats for Associate Store Manager

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Associate Store Manager Salaries

▲26%

▲13%

National Average
$42,000

▼5%

▼18%

Skills That Affect Associate Store Manager Salaries



Operations Management
▼0%

National Average
$42,000

Merchandising
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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