Retail Store Manager, Sporting Goods Salary
Those pursuing careers as Sporting Goods Store Managers in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $39K annually. Although close to one-third lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and a little more than half get dental coverage, too. Most Sporting Goods Store Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Sporting Goods Store Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Job Description for Retail Store Manager, Sporting Goods
A retail store manager for a sporting goods store provides overall supervision for their store to ensure it is run effectively and profitably. They are responsible for supervising employee scheduling, assigning duties to employees, and recruiting and hiring new employees. After employees have been hired, store managers train them, monitor their performance, and provide discipline and encouragement as needed. Retail store managers at sporting goods stores must ensure their store meets all financial targets; this involves developing budgets, staying aware of all expenditures, and making any changes to operations to ensure their objectives are met.Read More...
Additionally, retail store managers ensure store pricing policies encourage sales by looking at merchandise activities and trends, as well as make decisions on clearance sales and marketing strategies. In chain stores, they must follow guidance from district or central managers to ensure their store follows all policies, instructions, promotions and other guidance. Retail store managers for sporting goods stores also deal with customers on a regular basis to ensure they are satisfied and any issues are resolved in a timely manner. These managers may perform standard store clerk duties such as cashiering or janitorial duties as necessary. Store managers must make sure their merchandise is secure through means such as loss prevention professionals and security systems, as well as ensure there is a clean and safe retail environment.
There are no specific educational requirements for store managers, although a postsecondary degree in business or a related field may be preferred. Extensive retail experience is generally required or preferred as well.
Retail Store Manager, Sporting Goods Tasks
- Oversee day-to-day retail operations and staff; monitor and prioritize workflow and schedules.
- Manage and stock inventory at specified levels.
- Manage the selection, training and development of staff; ensure monthly sales quota are met.
- Sell the organization's products and/or services to new or established customers; handle and resolve escalated customer complaints and issues.
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Pay by Experience Level for Retail Store Manager, Sporting Goods
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $31K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $38K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $40K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $39K.
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