Department Manager, Hardware Store Salary

An average Hardware Store Department Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $16.08 per hour. Pay ranges from $11.81 per hour on the low end to $19.72 on the high end. With some bonuses approaching $5K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $8K, overall incomes of Hardware Store Department Managers spread between $26K and $46K depending on individual performance. The company and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Hardware Store Department Managers who answered the questionnnaire. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just over a fifth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. Work is enjoyable for Hardware Store Department Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$26,266 - $58,374
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$26K
$41K
$58K
MEDIAN: $41,005
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$11.81 - $19.72
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$26,266 - $58,374  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,826  
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $7,973  
Commission
$0.00 - $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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$25,992 - $45,834  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.81 - $19.72  
   
Overtime
$14.83 - $29.76  
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 - $4,826  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $1,965  
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $7,973  
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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$25,992 - $45,834  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 315
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Job Description for Department Manager, Hardware Store

A hardware store has many departments, such as plumbing, electronics, lighting, and lawn and garden care. The upper management of these stores typically use department managers to oversee each of these areas. The hardware store department manager typically leads a team of employees, ensuring they follow company guidelines and meet standards of customer service. The manager communicates necessary product knowledge to their team and helps develop standard answers to frequent customer requests and questions.

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Department Manager, Hardware Store Tasks

  • Manage the selection, training and development of staff; ensure monthly sales quota are met.
  • Sell the organization's products and/or services to new or established customers; handle and resolve escalated customer complaints and issues.
  • Oversee day-to-day retail operations and staff; monitor and prioritize workflow and schedules.
  • Manage and stock inventory at specified levels.

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Hardware Store Department Managers who take on a higher-level position such as Retail Store Assistant Manager may get paid a little bit less in that new role, as Retail Store Assistant Managers on average bring home $32K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Department Manager, Hardware Store


Although Lowe's Companies, Inc offers the highest salaries (median pay is $37K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $31K to $43K.

The Home Depot Inc. is infamous for dishing out the smallest paychecks in the area (the median in that office is $31K), but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $28K while workers on the upper end may rake in $57K.

Popular Skills for Department Manager, Hardware Store


Survey results suggest that Hardware Store Department Managers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Operations Management and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Order Inventory and Merchandising. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent in Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Department Manager, Hardware Store

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


For Hardware Store Department Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $35K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $36K. Hardware Store Department Managers see a median salary of $36K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $40K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Department Manager, Hardware Store Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%


Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Department Manager, Hardware Store Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 24%

People Management
up arrow 7%

Sales Management
up arrow 1%

Inventory Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$36,000

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Merchandising
up arrow 7%

Order Inventory
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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