It's impossible to make it big as a Sporting Goods Store Managers in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $40K per year. The majority of Sporting Goods Store Managers (67 percent) survey respondents are male. Work is enjoyable for Sporting Goods Store Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although a fair number have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, just under a third claim no health benefits at all. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$29,598 - $61,553
(Median)
$30K
$40K
$62K
MEDIAN: $39,715
10%
50%
90%

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$7.93 - $25.17
(Median)
$7
$12
$25
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,598 - $61,553  
   
Bonus
$456.15 - $9,863  
Commission
$1,000  
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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$24,312 - $60,286  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 43
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$7.93 - $25.17  
   
Overtime
$22.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$456.15 - $9,863  
   
Commission
$1,000  
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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$24,312 - $60,286  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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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.

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Retail Store Manager, Sporting Goods Tasks

  • 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.
  • Oversee day-to-day retail operations and staff; monitor and prioritize workflow and schedules.
  • Manage and stock inventory at specified levels.

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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.


For many Sporting Goods Store Managers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $31K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $38K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $46K. 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 $52K.

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Experience Affects Retail Store Manager, Sporting Goods Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

National Average
$39,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Retail Store Manager, Sporting Goods Salaries

Sales Management
up arrow 18%

National Average
$39,000

Customer Service
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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