Retail Assistant Manager Salary

Median pay for Retail Assistant Managers in the United States is around $12.26 per hour. Including potential for bonuses, profit sharing and commission — peaking near $5K, $4K, and $15K, respectively — total cash payment to Retail Assistant Managers can bottom out near $20K or top out at around $50K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the specific employer, followed by the particular city and tenure. Although just under one in three lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. More than half of Retail Assistant Managers (63 percent) survey participants are women. The majority of Retail Assistant Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,144 - $54,042
(Median)
$27K
$39K
$54K
MEDIAN: $39,016
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$9.07 - $17.60
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$27,144 - $54,042  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,886  
Profit Sharing
$15.89 - $4,027  
Commission
$0.00 - $15,241  
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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$20,412 - $50,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 958
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.07 - $17.60  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50 - $4.77  
Overtime
$8.11 - $26.39  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,886  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $15,241  
Profit Sharing
$15.89 - $4,027  
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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$20,412 - $50,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,425
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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.

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Retail Assistant Managers who go on to become Retail District Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Retail District Managers is $70K annually. A Retail Assistant Manager may also move into a role as a Retail Store Manager or an Administrative Assistant.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Retail Assistant Manager


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Retail Assistant Managers include Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Dollar Tree Stores Inc, Walgreen Co., Family Dollar Stores Inc, and Dollar General Corporation. For Retail Assistant Managers, comfortable salaries can be found at Lowe's Home Improvement Inc.; in fact, median earnings sit around $58K, the highest in the area. Those in search of high salaries should also consider The Home Depot Inc., Verizon Wireless, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, top-paying firms where Retail Assistant Managers rake in a respectable $54K, $54K, or $47K, respectively.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $17K to just $29K — but Dollar General Corporation offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $20K. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Family Dollar Stores Inc at $21K, Dollar Tree Stores Inc at $23K, and Advance Auto Parts, Inc., where $30K is the norm.

Popular Skills for Retail Assistant Manager


Retail Assistant Managers seem to wield many 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 5 percent and 9 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Cash Handling, Customer Relations, and Sales. Most people who know Customer Service also know Merchandising and Team Leadership. Most people familiar with Retail 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Retail Assistant Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $28K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $34K. On average, Retail Assistant Managers make $36K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $40K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 28 percent, Retail Assistant Managers in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Retail Assistant Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+25 percent), Houston (+24 percent), Denver (+21 percent), and Las Vegas (+14 percent). Charlotte is the lowest-paying area, 17 percent south of the national average.

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Experience Affects Retail Assistant Manager Salaries




National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Retail Assistant Manager Salaries




Leadership
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Scheduling
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Merchandising
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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National Average
$31,000

Team Leadership
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Cash Handling
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 392 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 29%
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