The average Hardware Store Department Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $17.11 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $12.11 per hour and $20.35. Final cash compensation to Hardware Store Department Managers varies from around $26K to approximately $48K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $5K and $10K, respectively. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under one in three lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Making up 77 percent of those who took the survey, male Hardware Store Department Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,277 - $59,180
(Median)
$29K
$42K
$59K
MEDIAN: $41,595
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$12.11 - $20.35
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$12
$17
$20
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,277 - $59,180  
   
Bonus
$101.01 - $4,967  
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $9,933  
Commission
$0.00 - $8,877  
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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$26,266 - $47,894  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$12.11 - $20.35  
   
Overtime
$15.01 - $29.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$101.01 - $4,967  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $8,877  
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $9,933  
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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$26,266 - $47,894  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 249
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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.

Common Career Paths for Department Manager, Hardware Store


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Hardware Store Department Managers sometimes move into a Assistant Store Manager role, where the salary is similar.

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Those at Menard's Incorporated can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $52K.

The smallest paychecks can be found at The Home Depot Inc. — the median salary there is $32K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with salaries varying between $29K and $56K.

Popular Skills for Department Manager, Hardware Store


Hardware Store Department Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Fortunate workers who know Operations Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 20 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Merchandising and Order Inventory. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well versed 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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $35K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $37K. For Hardware Store Department Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $40K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $39K.

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Experience Affects Department Manager, Hardware Store Salaries


Late-Career
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National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Department Manager, Hardware Store Salaries

Operations Management
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Sales Management
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Customer Service
0%

People Management
0%

National Average
$37,000

Inventory Management
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Merchandising
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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