Department Manager, Hardware Store Salary

For Hardware Store Department Managers, hourly average wages total $15.64 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $11.74 per hour and $19.74. Total incomes of Hardware Store Department Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $5K from bonuses and close to $8K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $26K and $45K. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. A strong majority enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,997 - $59,598
(Median)
$25K
$41K
$60K
MEDIAN: $40,539
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$11.74 - $19.74
(Median)
$12
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$24,997 - $59,598  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,704  
Profit Sharing
$206.08 - $8,027  
Commission
$0.00 - $3,500  
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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$25,633 - $44,545  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $19.74  
   
Overtime
$15.03 - $29.63  
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 - $4,704  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $3,500  
Profit Sharing
$206.08 - $8,027  
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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$25,633 - $44,545  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 286
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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 who transition into an upper level Retail Store Assistant Manager position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Retail Store Assistant Manager makes $32K a year.

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Hardware Store Department Managers in search of the best pay head to Lowe's Companies, Inc, where the median salary rolls in at $39K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $44K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $32K.

The pay scale is far from balanced at The Home Depot Inc.. While salaries on one end can reach $55K, the company's median pay sits at $31K, the lowest in the field.


Survey takers who work as Hardware Store Department Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Fortunate workers who know Operations Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 28 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service. Employees educated in Inventory Management are typically practiced in Sales Management, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Department Manager, Hardware Store

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


For Hardware Store Department Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average inexperienced worker earns $33K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $35K. 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 15%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Department Manager, Hardware Store Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 28%

Sales Management
up arrow 2%

Inventory Management
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National Average
$35,000

Customer Service
up arrow 9%

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
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 19%
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