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Entry-Level Retail Store Manager Salary

An Entry-Level Retail Store Manager earns an average salary of $36,516 per year. A skill in Operations Management is associated with high pay for this job.

$25,220 - $52,895
(Median)
$25K
$37K
$53K
MEDIAN: $36,516
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50%
90%

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$8.91 - $18.30
(Median)
$8
$12
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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50%
90%

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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$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,220 - $52,895  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,805  
Profit Sharing
$131.00 - $6,600  
Commission
$0.00 - $12,118  
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).
)
$22,140 - $53,678  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,813
National Hourly Rate 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$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.91 - $18.30  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.32 - $3.29  
Overtime
$9.52 - $27.93  
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.
)
$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,805  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $12,118  
Profit Sharing
$131.00 - $6,600  
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).
)
$22,140 - $53,678  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,347

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Retail Store Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Retail Store Manager in Burlington:
"The hours are horrible."
When things are good, they are great but when things are bad, they are really bad!

Retail Store Manager in Las Vegas:
"Passion."
Do what you really want, retail is not for everyone. You really must want to work with people and for people. You must be able to handle stress well, and work under pressure.

Retail Store Manager in Los Angeles:
"Smile!"
Having an energetic and positive attitude makes for an all around enjoyable workplace for your employees and attracts more customers which in turn boosts sales.

Retail Store Manager in Lorain:
"Russell Cellular SSTM."
Interview, review the compensation, set a budget accordingly, then decide if it's worth it.

Retail Store Manager in Lancaster:
"Your business will be an education."
Be sure that your education and experiences have prepared you for this. You must be able to get along with almost anyone, courteously. You must be flexible and change your plans when you see what sells and what does not. You must be willing to cut prices when you buy items that fail to sell well. You must get something for everything you bring in. Cherish your repeat customers; ask them what they would like to see added to the store. Make sure that you have a bigger variety of items that you think you need, such as jewelry, to allow for all of the different tastes out there. Mark up enough to leave room for sale and clearance prices to clear out the slow moving items.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Retail Store Manager Salaries






Hiring
up arrow 4%

Merchandising
up arrow 1%

National Average
$35,000

Retail
up arrow 1%

Training
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Sales
up arrow 2%

Scheduling
up arrow 2%

Inventory Management
up arrow 3%

Customer Relations
up arrow 3%

Order Inventory
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1247 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 37%