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Retail Store Manager Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Retail Store Manager is $41,270 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Budget Management, People Management, and Leadership.
Retail Store Manager Salary (?
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$28,278 - $62,469
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MEDIAN: $41,270
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Retail Store Manager Salary (?
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$9.33 - $20.47
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$28,278 - $62,469  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,050  
Profit Sharing
$201.63 - $6,360  
Commission
$0.00 - $14,842  
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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$24,998 - $64,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 14,256
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.33 - $20.47  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.11 - $4.19  
Overtime
$10.67 - $31.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,050  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $14,842  
Profit Sharing
$201.63 - $6,360  
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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$24,998 - $64,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,570
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Job Description for Retail Store Manager

The responsibility of a retail store manager is one that holds vast duties and outstanding opportunities. Managers oversee day-to-day operations and staff, monitor and prioritize workflow and schedules. Retail store managers are in charge of selling the company's products and services to new customers as well as their returning customers. Retail store managers handle and resolve escalated customer complaints and issues that may arise. They manage the selection, training and development of the staff, ensure that monthly sales quota are being met, and manage the stock inventory at specified levels. The managers have to oversee the daily work of their staff and guarantee that their customers have a pleasurable shopping experience. It is their job to see that the store runs effectively and efficiently. The retail store manager oversees the hiring, firing, and maintaining of personnel. It is the job of the manager to correctly train other individuals and supervise their work. Most importantly, it is the manager's responsibility to handle all of the money at the end of each sales day. It is his or her job to make sure that each sales associate's money is accounted for. Retail store managers are responsible for paying their employees and ensuring that their checks match the hours that they have worked. They must keep up with inventory and be sure to pay for the goods which they have ordered for their store. It is also their job to report to the higher individual on the corporate level. Being a retail store manager is a job that involves great conversational and people skills. Having past experience is always beneficial to any store manager. This can be a very rewarding occupation with opportunity for advancement and promotions.
Retail Store Manager 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.

Common Career Paths for Retail Store Manager

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Pay by Experience Level for Retail Store Manager

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$41,000
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Retail Store Manager Reviews

What is it like working as a Retail Store Manager?
Retail Store Manager in Houston:
"I Have Never Worked A Day In My Life."
Pros: Learning and exploring new craft beer and fine wine and exceeding expectations with clientele.
Cons: That with my degree and my age I feel very underpaid for what my skill set is.

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Experience Affects Retail Store Manager Salaries

National Average
$41,000

Skills That Affect Retail Store Manager Salaries

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National Average
$41,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 3501 votes.

Gender

Female
59%
female alumni
 
Male
41%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 28%