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Retail Assistant Manager Salary

An average Retail Assistant Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $12.25 per hour. Cash earnings of Retail Assistant Managers — including $5K in bonuses, $4K in profit sharing proceeds, and $15K in commissions near the top of the pay scale — stretch from approximately $20K to approximately $50K depending on individual performance. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the specific employer, followed by the particular city and experience level. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under a third lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. There are more female Retail Assistant Managers who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 63 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$26,789 - $53,972
(Median)
$27K
$39K
$54K
MEDIAN: $38,691
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$9.02 - $17.65
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary 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
Salary
$26,789 - $53,972  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,841  
Profit Sharing
$16.11 - $3,973  
Commission
$0.00 - $14,933  
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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$20,323 - $49,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 938
National Hourly Rate 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$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.02 - $17.65  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.51 - $4.90  
Overtime
$7.86 - $26.54  
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 - $4,841  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $14,933  
Profit Sharing
$16.11 - $3,973  
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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$20,323 - $49,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,408

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Job Description for Retail Assistant Manager

Retail assistant managers support retail managers and/or store managers in the daily functions of a retail store or the retail area of a store. Retail assistant managers are responsible for the direction of subordinates, implementing the retail manager’s directions and maintaining levels of excellent customer service. At times, retail assistant managers will need to perform the duties of their superior when that supervisor is unavailable and often will also perform the duties of retail associates as well, covering breaks and providing additional coverage at peak sales times.

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Retail Assistant Manager Tasks

  • Assist in overseeing the day-to-day retail operations and staff; monitor and prioritize workflow and schedules.
  • Manage and stock inventory at specified levels.
  • Sell the organization's products and/or services to new or established customers; handle and resolve escalated customer complaints and issues.
  • Assist in managing the selection, training and development of staff; ensure monthly sales quota are met.

Common Career Paths for Retail Assistant Manager


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Retail Assistant Managers may progress into high-paying roles like Retail District Manager, where median compensation is $70K annually. Becoming a Retail Store Manager or an Administrative Assistant is often the next step for a Retail Assistant Manager.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Retail Assistant Manager


Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Walgreen Co., Family Dollar Stores Inc, Dollar Tree Stores Inc, and Dollar General Corporation are top-notch employers for Retail Assistant Managers in this area. Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $58K. Other leaders in compensation levels are The Home Depot Inc. at $54K, Verizon Wireless at $54K, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, where Retail Assistant Managers annually earn $45K.

Pay for Retail Assistant Managers is the lowest at Dollar General Corporation, which has a median salary of $20K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $29K. A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Family Dollar Stores Inc ($21K), Dollar Tree Stores Inc ($23K), and Advance Auto Parts, Inc. ($30K).

Popular Skills for Retail Assistant Manager


Retail Assistant Managers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, People Management, Leadership, and Sales Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 9 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Cash Handling, Customer Relations, and Sales. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in Team Leadership and Merchandising.

Pay by Experience Level for Retail Assistant Manager

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Retail Assistant Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $28K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $34K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Retail Assistant Managers make a median salary of $37K. Retail Assistant Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $40K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Retail Assistant Managers, working in the bustling city of Los Angeles has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Retail Assistant Managers will also find cushy salaries in Las Vegas (+30 percent), New York (+25 percent), Houston (+20 percent), and Denver (+20 percent). The lowest-paying market is Dallas, which sits 6 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Charlotte (5 percent less) and Miami (2 percent less).

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Experience Affects Retail Assistant Manager Salaries




National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Retail Assistant Manager Salaries




Sales Management
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Merchandising
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National Average
$31,000

Retail
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Team Leadership
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Scheduling
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Customer Service
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Training
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Cash Handling
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 401 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 29%
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