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Manager Trainee Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Manager Trainee is $38,496 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Operations Management and Leadership.
Manager Trainee Salary (?
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$28,846 - $51,311
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $38,496
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Manager Trainee Salary (?
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$8.91 - $17.43
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,846 - $51,311  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,175  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $4,470  
Commission
$96.35 - $19,933  
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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$23,638 - $50,731  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 680
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.91 - $17.43  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.23 - $15.35  
Overtime
$10.72 - $26.39  
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$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,175  
   
Commission
$96.35 - $19,933  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $4,470  
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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$23,638 - $50,731  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 332
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Job Description for Manager Trainee

A manager trainee is an associate who is working toward becoming a manager. The trainee will learn how to ensure a positive customer service experience through the analysis and improvement of company processes and points of contact, and the trainee will use that information to begin taking on managerial duties. The future manager will learn, develop, maintain, and improve upon the supervisory and administrative skills necessary to manage a store, and will meet or exceed individual sales and customer service goals set by the company and managers. The manager trainee will set an example of company standards and policies in all interactions with managers, supervisors, other coworkers, and customers. Within a few months of demonstrated success, a manager trainee can expect to become a full manager, though one might be expected to relocate to fill a vacancy within the company. Some companies may require a college education to be a manager trainee, and an applicant for this job should have at least a high school diploma or GED as well as some experience working in a customer service environment. A manager trainee should have good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively, and should be okay with enforcing company policy even if it means being the "bad guy" sometimes. A successful worker in the position will be able to adapt to a changing schedule as necessary to fill staffing needs, and should be able to work well with others and encourage the rest of the staff to meet with sales goals and provide the best customer service experience possible.
Manager Trainee Tasks
  • Meet individual sales and customer service goals.
  • Learn and develop supervisory and administrative skills necessary for managerial positions.
  • Ensure positive customer experience by analyzing and improving all processes and points of contact.
  • Model company standards and policies in all interactions.

Common Career Paths for Manager Trainee

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Pay by Experience Level for Manager Trainee

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

Pay Difference By Location

St. Louis
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Dallas
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Chicago
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Nashville
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Houston
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Tampa
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Boston
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Milwaukee
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Philadelphia
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Atlanta
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Portland
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National Average
$36,000
Cincinnati
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Indianapolis
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Las Vegas
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Orlando
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Experience Affects Manager Trainee Salaries

National Average
$36,000
Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Manager Trainee Salaries

Leadership
up arrow 11%
Sales Management
up arrow 4%
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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National Average
$36,000
Customer Service
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Sales
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 201 votes.

Gender

Female
36%
female alumni
 
Male
64%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
28%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 15%