Manager Trainee Salary

Trainee Managers aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $40K per year. Cash earnings for Trainee Managers — which occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing — stretch from around $25K to approximately $52K. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and years of experience. There are more male Trainee Managers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 63 percent. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$29,526 - $53,767
(Median)
$30K
$40K
$54K
MEDIAN: $39,646
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$9.48 - $17.90
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$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,526 - $53,767  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,183  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,848  
Commission
$-0.50 - $9,863  
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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$24,578 - $52,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 874
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.48 - $17.90  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.54  
Overtime
$10.17 - $28.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,183  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $9,863  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,848  
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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$24,578 - $52,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 405
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Job Description for Manager Trainee

A manager trainee learns leadership skills, works with supervisors, and finds out how to run daily operations. Sometimes, manager trainees don't have to have any formal education, but in certain industries, it helps to have at least a bachelor's degree related to the field they are managing.

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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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Trainee Managers do not often transition into Plant Manager of Manufacturing roles. The role averages $81K per year. When Trainee Managers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Retail Store Managers or Operations Managers. Those roles pay an additional $3K and $21K, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Manager Trainee


Dominating the field, Enterprise Rent-A-Car Co, Enterprise Holdings, Hertz Rent-a-Car, Aaron's, and Sherwin Williams Co. are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Trainee Managers. For Trainee Managers, comfortable salaries can be found at Ferguson Enterprises, Inc.; in fact, median earnings sit around $42K, the highest in the area. Trainee Managers will also find cushy salaries at Sherwin Williams Co. (+$42K), Ryder Systems, Inc. (+$41K), and Cintas Corporation (+$40K).

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $22K to just $31K — but Aaron's offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $27K. Other low-paying employers include Aaron's Sales and Lease Ownership at $27K and Hertz Rent-a-Car at $31K, though some Trainee Managers there earn up to $41K.

Popular Skills for Manager Trainee


Trainee Managers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in People Management, Operations Management, Leadership, and Customer Relationship Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 19 percent. Those listing Customer Relations as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Customer Service and Financial Analysis also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Sales also know Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Most people who know Customer Service also know Operations Management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Sales Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Manager Trainee

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


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $38K on average. It is reported that median compensation in the five-to-10 year group declines to approximately $35K. For Trainee Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $38K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $39K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,661

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Trainee Managers that is 30 percent greater than the national average, Chicago offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Trainee Managers will also find cushy salaries in Phoenix (+14 percent), New York (+10 percent), Boston (+9 percent), and Seattle (+8 percent). In Charlotte, salaries are 10 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Indianapolis and Cincinnati (7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Manager Trainee Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Manager Trainee Salaries

People Management
up arrow 19%


Leadership
up arrow 6%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 3%

Sales Management
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National Average
$38,000

Sales
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Marketing Management
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Financial Analysis
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Customer Relations
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 99 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
29%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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