Associate Store Manager Salary
|Salary||$36,297 - $61,450|
|Bonus||$560 - $6,500|
|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).)
|$22,905 - $59,723|
|Hourly Rate||$9.85 - $20.79|
|Overtime||$12.88 - $37.83|
|Bonus||$560 - $6,500|
|Total Pay (||$22,905 - $59,723|
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.Read More...
Associate store managers may be given specific areas of direct supervision; in larger stores, they may serve as a sort of department manager by maintaining control over one section of the store. They may also be tasked with interviewing job applicants, training new employees, or performing store opening or closing duties.
In all cases, the associate store manager helps ensure that all operations are running smoothly; this includes ensuring that cash-handling procedures are followed and facilitating customer service and returns. Associate store managers also help keep the store clean and organized and often delegate employees under their supervision to restock and straighten all customer contact areas.
Generally, education requirements are not strict for this position. Applicants should have at least a high school diploma, and employers may prefer candidates with an associate's degree other post-secondary education. Many employers also prefer those with a great deal of practical experience, and may promote those already within their company for the position. Associate store managers typically work in retail environments during traditional weekly business hours.
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
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.
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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