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Retail Supervisor Salary

The average Retail Supervisor in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $12.79 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $9.27 per hour and $18.30. Total cash compensation to Retail Supervisors bottoms out near $20K and approaches $42K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $3K from bonuses and almost $2K from profit sharing. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the company, followed by the particular city and experience level. Just under one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Retail Supervisors who responded to the questionnaire — 65 percent to be exact. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$24,974 - $51,282
(Median)
$25K
$35K
$51K
MEDIAN: $35,249
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$9.27 - $18.30
(Median)
$9
$13
$18
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$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,974 - $51,282  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
Profit Sharing
$394.53 - $2,433  
Commission
$0.00 - $11,300  
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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$20,018 - $42,391  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.27 - $18.30  
   
Overtime
$13.12 - $28.44  
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$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $11,300  
Profit Sharing
$394.53 - $2,433  
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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$20,018 - $42,391  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 408

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Job Description for Retail Supervisor

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Retail Supervisor Tasks

  • Lead and organize activities of sales associates.
  • Manage and stock inventory at specified levels.
  • Ensure monthly sales quota of the branch is met.

Common Career Paths for Retail Supervisor


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Retail Supervisors might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Retail Store Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $40K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Retail Supervisor


Many Retail Supervisors can be found at The Home Depot Inc., Best Buy, JCPenney, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and Cost Plus Inc., firms that are at the top of the field. For Retail Supervisors, comfortable salaries can be found at Best Buy; in fact, average earnings are around $38K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($26K versus $52K) is great.

Popular Skills for Retail Supervisor


Retail Supervisors report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Inventory Management, Sales Management, People Management, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 14 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Sales. Most people who know Customer Service also know Merchandising.

Pay by Experience Level for Retail Supervisor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Retail Supervisors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $26K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $29K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $34K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $36K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Retail Supervisor Reviews

What is it like working as a Retail Supervisor?

Retail Supervisor in Port Elizabeth:
"Natural Retail Supervisor."
Pros: Mostly I like my job because everyday I get to meet different people which is nice. Having the attitude of a real business man is my strong asset.
Cons: When people talk badly with you and make you feel like you don't do your job correctly and to be fired for stock losses.

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Experience Affects Retail Supervisor Salaries




National Average
$29,000


Skills That Affect Retail Supervisor Salaries

Inventory Management
up arrow 14%



Customer Service
0%

Merchandising
0%

National Average
$29,000

Sales
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 31%