Department Manager, Hardware Store Salary

Earnings for Hardware Store Department Managers in the United States come in at around $15.39 per hour on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $11.59 per hour to $19.52. Total cash compensation for Hardware Store Department Managers runs from $25K to $44K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $5K and profit sharing that can reach almost $8K. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The majority of Hardware Store Department Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Hardware Store Department Managers who answered the questionnnaire. A strong majority enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,720 - $52,718
(Median)
$25K
$40K
$53K
MEDIAN: $40,115
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$11.59 - $19.52
(Median)
$12
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,720 - $52,718  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,724  
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $7,973  
Commission
$0.00 - $4,943  
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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$25,247 - $44,050  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.59 - $19.52  
   
Overtime
$14.79 - $29.59  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,724  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $4,943  
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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$25,247 - $44,050  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 275

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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.

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Hardware Store Department Managers' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Retail Store Assistant Manager. Median pay for Retail Store Assistant Managers is $32K.

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Lowe's Companies, Inc offers the best pay with a median salary of $38K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $32K and maxing out at just $43K.

Hardware Store Department Managers will find the worst pay at The Home Depot Inc., where the median salary crawls in at $30K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $43K, leaving little room for growth.


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Hardware Store Department Managers who took the survey. Lucky workers who know Operations Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 31 percent above average. Inventory Management and Sales Management are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 5 percent and 31 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service. Those with knowledge of Inventory Management tend to be skilled in Sales Management as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Department Manager, Hardware Store

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $34K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $33K. Hardware Store Department Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $35K. 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 17%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Department Manager, Hardware Store Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 31%


Inventory Management
up arrow 5%

National Average
$34,000

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 18%