Department Manager, Hardware Store Salary

The average Hardware Store Department Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $17.05 per hour. Compensation ranges from $11.87 per hour on the lower end to $20.49 on the higher end. Total cash compensation to Hardware Store Department Managers approaches anywhere from $26K on the lower end to $48K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $5K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Some workers in this field — just under one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Hardware Store Department Managers. Making up 73 percent of those who took the survey, male Hardware Store Department Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,730 - $59,516
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MEDIAN: $41,811
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$11.87 - $20.49
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MEDIAN: $17.05
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,730 - $59,516  
   
Bonus
$192.71 - $4,913  
Profit Sharing
$70.96 - $9,863  
Commission
$0.00 - $9,060  
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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$25,807 - $48,254  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.87 - $20.49  
   
Overtime
$14.98 - $29.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$192.71 - $4,913  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $9,060  
Profit Sharing
$70.96 - $9,863  
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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$25,807 - $48,254  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 233

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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

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

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Hardware Store Department Managers may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Assistant Store Manager. Assistant Store Managers on average make about as much as Hardware Store Department Managers do.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Department Manager, Hardware Store


Menard's Incorporated attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $52K.

Offering a median salary of only $32K, The Home Depot Inc. pays the least. Not only that, but the earnings range of $29K to $56K is pretty narrow, too.

Popular Skills for Department Manager, Hardware Store


Hardware Store Department Managers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Fortunate workers who know Operations Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 20 percent above average. Skills that pay less than market rate 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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $35K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $37K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $39K. Hardware Store Department Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

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Key Stats for Department Manager, Hardware Store

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Department Manager, Hardware Store Salaries

▲6%

Late-Career
▲5%

▼0%

National Average
$37,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Department Manager, Hardware Store Salaries

Operations Management
▲20%


Customer Service
▼0%

People Management
▼0%

National Average
$37,000



Merchandising
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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