Department Manager, Hardware Store Salary

Hardware Store Department Managers in the United States can expect wages of $17.18 per hour on average. Lower pay rates hover around $11.99 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $20.86. Total incomes of Hardware Store Department Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $6K from bonuses and close to $10K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $26K and $49K. The particular firm and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Hardware Store Department Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The majority of Hardware Store Department Managers (69 percent) survey respondents are male. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under a third lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and slightly more than half receive dental plans. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,087 - $59,033
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$59K
MEDIAN: $41,640
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$11.99 - $20.86
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MEDIAN: $17.18
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,087 - $59,033  
   
Bonus
$196.78 - $5,781  
Profit Sharing
$72.13 - $9,696  
Commission
$0.00 - $2,061  
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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$26,383 - $48,972  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.99 - $20.86  
   
Overtime
$7.63 - $29.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$196.78 - $5,781  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $2,061  
Profit Sharing
$72.13 - $9,696  
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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$26,383 - $48,972  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 221

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

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Popular Employer Salaries for Department Manager, Hardware Store


Those at Menard's Incorporated can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Merchandising. Most people who know Customer Service also 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
31 %
Male
69 %

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
22%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
9%
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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
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 31%
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