Retail Assistant Manager Salary

Average Retail Assistant Managers in the United States make around $12.81 per hour. Total cash compensation to Retail Assistant Managers bottoms out near $21K and approaches $50K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $6K from bonuses and almost $7K from profit sharing. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the company, but geography and experience level are influential factors as well. Just under one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. Women make up the majority of Retail Assistant Managers (67 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Work is enjoyable for Retail Assistant Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,992 - $56,243
$28K
$41K
$56K
MEDIAN: $40,751
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$9.62 - $18.21
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$0$56K
Salary $27,992 - $56,243
Bonus $146.81 - $5,830
Profit Sharing $4.07 - $6,556
Commission $0.00 - $14,899
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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$20,999 - $49,800
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 403
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $9.62 - $18.21
Hourly Tips $0.75
Overtime $11.21 - $27.98
Annual Data $0$49K
Bonus $146.81 - $5,830
Commission $0.00 - $14,899
Profit Sharing $4.07 - $6,556
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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$20,999 - $49,800
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 851

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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.
  • Manage and stock inventory at specified levels.

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


Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Dollar Tree Stores Inc, American Eagle Outfitters, Family Dollar Stores Inc, and Dollar General Corporation are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Retail Assistant Managers. Retail Assistant Managers flock to Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $58K lead the pack in compensation. 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.

192 percent less than the top paying company, Family Dollar Stores Inc offers a median salary of just $20K, consistently last on the pay scale ladder by far. Dollar General Corporation, Dollar Tree Stores Inc, and Famous Footwear Inc are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($22K, $23K, and $25K respectively).

Popular Skills for Retail Assistant Manager


Survey results imply that Retail Assistant Managers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in People Management, Operations Management, Customer Relationship Management, and Sales Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Cash Handling, Customer Relations, and Customer Service. Most people 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: $31,442

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

Surpassing the national average by 41 percent, Retail Assistant Managers in Houston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Retail Assistant Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Las Vegas (+38 percent), New York (+28 percent), Minneapolis (+25 percent), and San Diego (+22 percent). Rochester ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 7 percent below the national average. 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 Concord:
"Its a new expiernece each time you meet a new customer."
Pros: The involvement with other people and the passion I have for shoes and being able too help out others pick the pairs they need and that suites them the best. Motivating to know you can work your way up in the company.
Cons: Low pay for the work load we're expected to do and handle.

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!!

Retail Assistant Manager in Albany:
"Stressful job that pays great."
Pros: Developing employees is a pleasure. The money is industry leading.
Cons: Stress levels are high. Targets are often unreasonable. The company is often kate responding to rivals.

Retail Assistant Manager in Joplin:
"A day at my job."
Pros: I am able to work in the fashion industry. I like finding good deals.
Cons: Upper management is unorganized, and incompetent. The pay is less than many other retail jobs, and requires more skills/training in the purchasing of merchandise.

Retail Assistant Manager in Austin:
"Great title wrong place."
Pros: It's a great learning experience and helps prepare for later challenges.
Cons: How management where I work treats you like dirt and is willing to shut a store down just to fire the staff and re hire a whole new one with very minimal reasoning.

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





▲1%

Team Leadership
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Leadership
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Merchandising
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National Average
$31,000

Inventory Management
▼1%

▼2%

▼3%


▼4%


▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 215 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
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 30%
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