Dominating the field, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Walgreen Co., American Eagle Outfitters, Dollar Tree Stores Inc, and Family Dollar Stores Inc are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Retail Assistant Managers. The biggest paychecks can be found at Lowe's Home Improvement Inc.—the median salary there is $55,000; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with salaries starting at only $34K and climbing to $77K. Also paying near the top of the field are The Home Depot Inc. at $54,397, Verizon Wireless at $52,997, and TJ Maxx Inc, where Retail Assistant Managers annually earn $48,619.
175 percent lower than the top payer, Dollar General Corporation offers a median salary of just $20,008, consistently last on the pay scale ladder by far. Family Dollar Stores Inc, Dollar Tree Stores Inc, and Advance Auto Parts, Inc. are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($21,446, $22,526, and $30,475 respectively).