Retail Assistant Manager Salary

The average Retail Assistant Manager in the United States earns approximately $12.37 per hour. Bonuses, profit sharing, and commission all factor into final incomes for Retail Assistant Managers. Ranging between $20K near the bottom and $50K near the top, total earnings can include up to $5K from bonuses and up to $6K from profit sharing, with a high-performing minority reaping commissions of $16K. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and years of experience. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the larger part and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. Most Retail Assistant Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. There are more female Retail Assistant Managers who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 64 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$27,094 - $54,178
(Median)
$27K
$39K
$54K
MEDIAN: $39,079
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$9.03 - $17.74
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$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$27,094 - $54,178  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,951  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $6,020  
Commission
$0.00 - $15,616  
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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$20,402 - $50,008  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 982
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.03 - $17.74  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.57  
Overtime
$8.46 - $26.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,951  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $15,616  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $6,020  
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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$20,402 - $50,008  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,486
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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 $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


Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Family Dollar Stores Inc, Dollar Tree Stores Inc, Dollar General Corporation, and Walgreen Co. are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Retail Assistant Managers. The biggest paychecks can be found at Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. — the median salary there is $58K. Other big spenders include The Home Depot Inc., Verizon Wireless, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, top-paying firms where Retail Assistant Managers see paychecks nearing $54K, $54K, or $45K.

Dollar General Corporation offers the least pay with a median salary of $21K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $29K. Also approaching the lower end are Family Dollar Stores Inc at $21K, Dollar Tree Stores Inc at $22K, and Advance Auto Parts, Inc. at $30K.

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 Operations Management, People Management, Sales Management, and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 8 percent. Those listing Cash Handling as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Customer Relations and Sales also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Customer Service also know 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.


For many Retail Assistant Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $29K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $34K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $37K in this role. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $39K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,583

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

For Retail Assistant Managers, Las Vegas provides a pay rate that is 28 percent greater than the national average. Retail Assistant Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+27 percent), Los Angeles (+25 percent), Denver (+24 percent), and Minneapolis (+16 percent). With compensation 20 percent below the national average, Charlotte is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers in Portland and Atlanta also lean toward paying below-median salaries (2 percent less).

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Experience Affects Retail Assistant Manager Salaries




National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Retail Assistant Manager Salaries



Sales Management
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Leadership
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Scheduling
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National Average
$32,000

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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 374 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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