Retail Assistant Manager Salary

Average Retail Assistant Managers in the United States make around $12.56 per hour. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the company, followed by the particular city and tenure. For the most part, Retail Assistant Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Retail Assistant Managers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 67 percent of professionals. While slightly less than a third report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$28,712 - $55,517
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MEDIAN: $40,593
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$9.42 - $18.03
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,712 - $55,517  
   
Bonus
$100.56 - $5,205  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Commission
$0.00 - $13,906  
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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$20,753 - $49,738  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 463
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.42 - $18.03  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.74  
Overtime
$11.84 - $27.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$100.56 - $5,205  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $13,906  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$20,753 - $49,738  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 919

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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

  • 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.
  • Assist in overseeing the day-to-day retail operations and staff; monitor and prioritize workflow and schedules.

Common Career Paths for Retail Assistant Manager


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For Retail Assistant Managers, progressing to a Retail District Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Retail District Manager can earn $71K annually. Becoming a Retail Store Manager or an Administrative Assistant is a common transition from a Retail Assistant Manager role.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Retail Assistant Manager


Retail Assistant Managers fill the offices of leading firms Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Dollar Tree Stores Inc, American Eagle Outfitters, Family Dollar Stores Inc, and Dollar General Corporation. Those at Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $58K. Soaring salaries can also be found at The Home Depot Inc., Verizon Wireless, and TJ Maxx Inc, where earnings of $54K, $54K, or $49K are standard for Retail Assistant Managers.

Earnings fall especially short at Family Dollar Stores Inc, where the median salary of $20K is the lowest in the field, 192 percent lower than the top payer. Employees at Dollar General Corporation, Dollar Tree Stores Inc, and Famous Footwear Inc can also expect below-average earnings of $22K, $23K, and $25K.

Popular Skills for Retail Assistant Manager


Survey results imply that Retail Assistant Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in People Management, Operations Management, Customer Relationship Management, and Sales Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Cash Handling, Customer Relations, and Customer Service. The majority of those who know Customer Service also know Team Leadership and Merchandising.

Pay by Experience Level for Retail Assistant Manager

Pay by Experience for a Retail Assistant Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Retail Assistant Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 750 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Retail Assistant Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 430 salaries. An experienced Retail Assistant Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 327 salaries. A Retail Assistant Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 132 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,377

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

For Retail Assistant Managers, busy Houston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 41 percent above the national average. Retail Assistant Managers will also find cushy salaries in Las Vegas (+38 percent), New York (+29 percent), Minneapolis (+25 percent), and San Diego (+22 percent). Rochester is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 7 percent. Employers pay around 5 percent less in Jacksonville and 4 percent less in Orlando, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Retail Assistant Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Retail Assistant Manager?

Retail Assistant Manager in Williamsport:
"Manager making minimum wage and numbers don't work to close."
Pros: I like working their if I got paid and my numbers worked to open and close they have me closing when my own numbers to log in won't work I have to use one of theirs.
Cons: The pay and how long it takes for the hire ups to even say anything.

Retail Assistant Manager in Fort Myers:
"Assistant Manager."
Pros: I enjoy the fast pace environment. Everyday I know there will be a different challenge that I have to overcome and I love that about my job.
Cons: When you work one on one with a different group of customers everyday you come in contact with some that are not so nice. Ones that whatever you do to try to rectify the situation it does not matter they are unhappy!!

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Key Stats for Retail Assistant Manager

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 200 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Retail Assistant Manager Salaries

▲24%

▲18%

▲5%

National Average
$31,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Retail Assistant Manager Salaries





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Team Leadership
▼0%

Inventory Management
▼0%

Leadership
▼0%

Merchandising
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National Average
$31,000

▼1%


▼3%

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▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 200 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 29%