Department Manager, Hardware Store Salary

Median pay for Hardware Store Department Managers in the United States is around $16.08 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $11.81 per hour, and the top verges on $19.72. With some bonuses approaching $5K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $8K, overall incomes of Hardware Store Department Managers spread between $26K and $46K depending on individual performance. The specific employer and experience level 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. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. While some workers in this profession — just over one in five — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$26,266 - $58,374
(Median)
$26K
$41K
$58K
MEDIAN: $41,005
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$11.81 - $19.72
(Median)
$12
$16
$20
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$26,266 - $58,374  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,826  
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $7,973  
Commission
$0.00 - $1,965  
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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$25,992 - $45,834  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.81 - $19.72  
   
Overtime
$14.83 - $29.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,826  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $1,965  
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $7,973  
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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$25,992 - $45,834  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 315
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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 often transition into a Retail Store Assistant Manager position. Retail Store Assistant Managers report a slightly lower median income of $32K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Department Manager, Hardware Store


Although Lowe's Companies, Inc offers the highest salaries (median pay is $37K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $31K to $43K.

Offering a median salary of only $31K, The Home Depot Inc. gives out the smallest paychecks. Furthermore, the earnings range of $28K to $57K isn't that wide, either.

Popular Skills for Department Manager, Hardware Store


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Operations Management and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Order Inventory and Merchandising. Most people who know Customer Service also know Inventory Management.

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. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $35K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $36K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $36K in this role. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $40K.

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Experience Affects Department Manager, Hardware Store Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%


Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Department Manager, Hardware Store Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 24%

People Management
up arrow 7%

Sales Management
up arrow 1%

Inventory Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$36,000

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Merchandising
up arrow 7%

Order Inventory
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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