Department Manager, Hardware Store Salary

Hardware Store Department Managers in the United States can expect wages of $17.29 per hour on average. Earnings sit near $12.21 per hour on the lower side but can approach $21.14 on the higher side. Cash earnings for Hardware Store Department Managers — including $6K in bonuses and $10K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $27K to $49K depending on individual performance. The specific employer and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Hardware Store Department Managers is high. The majority of Hardware Store Department Managers (63 percent) who took the survey are men. While some workers in this profession — nearly one in three — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and a little more than half have dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$26,488 - $59,800
$26K
$41K
$60K
MEDIAN: $40,845
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50%
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$12.21 - $21.14
$12
$17
$21
MEDIAN: $17.29
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$0$59K
Salary $26,488 - $59,800
Bonus $200.89 - $5,817
Profit Sharing $70.96 - $9,863
Commission $0.00 - $8,940
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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$26,742 - $49,247
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 35
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $12.21 - $21.14
Overtime $14.54 - $30.63
Annual Data $0$49K
Bonus $200.89 - $5,817
Commission $0.00 - $8,940
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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$26,742 - $49,247
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 190

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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.

Common Career Paths for Department Manager, Hardware Store


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Hardware Store Department Managers tend not to experience significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like Assistant Store Manager. The two jobs pay about the same on average.

Department Manager, Hardware Store Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Department Manager, Hardware Store


The biggest paychecks can be found at Menard's Incorporated — the median salary there is $52K.

Offering only $32K on average, The Home Depot Inc. seems to pay the least. Moreover, the pay scale seems pretty narrow there; employees make $26K on the lower end and $56K on the higher end.

Popular Skills for Department Manager, Hardware Store


Survey results imply that Hardware Store Department Managers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Sales Management, People Management, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Merchandising. Those familiar with Customer Service also tend to know Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Department Manager, Hardware Store

Pay by Experience for a Department Manager, Hardware Store has a positive trend. An entry-level Department Manager, Hardware Store with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 128 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Department Manager, Hardware Store with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 91 salaries. An experienced Department Manager, Hardware Store which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 86 salaries. A Department Manager, Hardware Store with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 24 salaries.

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Key Stats for Department Manager, Hardware Store

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Department Manager, Hardware Store Salaries

▲6%

▲4%

▲1%

National Average
$37,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Department Manager, Hardware Store Salaries

Operations Management
▲20%


People Management
▼0%

Inventory Management
▼0%

National Average
$37,000



Merchandising
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 33%
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