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Department Manager, Hardware Store Salary (United States)

An average Hardware Store Department Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $15.15 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $11.33 per hour, and the top verges on $19.18. Cash earnings for Hardware Store Department Managers — including $5K in bonuses and $8K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $25K to $44K depending on individual performance. Career duration and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Hardware Store Department Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Department Manager, Hardware Store Salary (?
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$24,634 - $51,738
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MEDIAN: $39,987
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Department Manager, Hardware Store Salary (?
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$11.33 - $19.18
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,634 - $51,738  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,778  
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $7,946  
Commission
$0.00 - $5,087  
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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$25,064 - $44,466  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.33 - $19.18  
   
Overtime
$13.32 - $27.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,778  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $5,087  
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $7,946  
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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$25,064 - $44,466  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 257
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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 who go on to become Retail Store Assistant Managers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Retail Store Assistant Manager, an upper-level role, pays $32K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Department Manager, Hardware Store

Employees at Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. take home the smallest paychecks, and $34K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $29K and quickly nearing the top at only $44K.

Survey takers who work as Hardware Store Department Managers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, facility with Operations Management, Inventory Management, and Sales Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 33 percent, 8 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Department Manager, Hardware Store

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $33K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $32K. Hardware Store Department Managers see a median salary of $34K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Hardware Store Department Managers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $40K.

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Experience Affects Department Manager, Hardware Store Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%
Experienced
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Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$34,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Department Manager, Hardware Store Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 33%
Inventory Management
up arrow 8%
National Average
$34,000
Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
23%
female alumni
 
Male
77%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 17%