Retail Assistant Manager Salary

Median pay for Retail Assistant Managers in the United States is around $12.37 per hour. Overall compensation packages to Retail Assistant Managers range from $20K on the low end to $50K on the high end; this includes bonuses that peak near $5K and profit sharing that approaches $6K, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $16K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the company, followed by the particular city and years of experience. The majority of Retail Assistant Managers (64 percent) who took the survey are female. For the most part, Retail Assistant Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Although the greater part have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, just under one in three claim no health benefits at all. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,094 - $54,178
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$39K
$54K
MEDIAN: $39,079
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$9.03 - $17.74
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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Retail District Manager. The average Retail District Manager brings home $71K per year. 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


Retail Assistant Managers fill the offices of leading firms Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Family Dollar Stores Inc, Dollar Tree Stores Inc, Dollar General Corporation, and Walgreen Co. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. offers the most; Retail Assistant Managers earn $58K on average there. Retail Assistant Managers can also look forward to large paychecks at The Home Depot Inc. ($54K), Verizon Wireless ($54K), and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc ($45K).

Considering that the median salary at Dollar General Corporation is a shallow $21K, it is not surprising that this employer ranks last in compensation relative to (and far behind) other companies in the same line of work — their median pay is 184 percent lower than the top payer. A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Family Dollar Stores Inc ($21K), Dollar Tree Stores Inc ($22K), and Advance Auto Parts, Inc. ($30K).

Popular Skills for Retail Assistant Manager


Retail Assistant Managers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. 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. Those familiar with Customer Service also tend to 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 Retail Assistant Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $29K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $34K. Retail Assistant Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $37K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $39K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,583

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

With a pay rate for Retail Assistant Managers that is 28 percent greater than the national average, Las Vegas offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Retail Assistant Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+27 percent), Los Angeles (+25 percent), Denver (+24 percent), and Minneapolis (+16 percent). Trailing the national average by 20 percent, Charlotte is the market with the smallest paychecks. Below-median salaries also turn up in Portland and Atlanta (2 percent lower).

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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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