The nationwide average salary for Trainee Managers is $41K annually, but those working at Parallon Business Solutions can pull down an average $57K. Cintas Corporation, Sherwin Williams Co., and Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. also offer top salaries for Trainee Managers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $43K, $43K, and $41K, respectively. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,363 - $57,171
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$41K
$57K
MEDIAN: $40,567
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$9.93 - $18.15
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,363 - $57,171  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,872  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,068  
Commission
$100.67 - $9,933  
Total Pay (?
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$25,053 - $53,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 642
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.93 - $18.15  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.38  
Overtime
$12.75 - $29.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,872  
   
Commission
$100.67 - $9,933  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,068  
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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$25,053 - $53,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 359
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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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Though some Trainee Managers move into positions like Plant Manager of Manufacturing (where the average salary is $82K), this progression is not the norm. Trainee Managers most often move into positions as Retail Store Managers or Operations Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $2K higher and $20K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Manager Trainee


Survey results imply that Trainee Managers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in People Management, Operations Management, Leadership, and Customer Relationship Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 10 percent. Those listing Customer Relations as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Financial Analysis and Marketing Management also typically command lower compensation. 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.


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $39K on average. Interestingly, those who have worked for five to 10 years report receiving a smaller median salary of $37K. Trainee Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $39K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $40K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,614

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

For Trainee Managers, busy Los Angeles offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 22 percent above the national average. Trainee Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+13 percent), Las Vegas (+11 percent), Phoenix (+11 percent), and Atlanta (+8 percent). With compensation 12 percent below the national average, Charlotte is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Philadelphia and Houston (8 percent less).

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Experience Affects Manager Trainee Salaries

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National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Manager Trainee Salaries

People Management
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Leadership
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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National Average
$39,000

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Oral / Verbal Communication
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Financial Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
29%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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