Retail Supervisor Salary

Median pay for Retail Supervisors in the United States is around $12.90 per hour. While the particular city and experience level impact pay for this group, the specific employer is the most influential factor. Most Retail Supervisors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Around one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. Female Retail Supervisors are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (62 percent) are women. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26,467 - $55,064
$26K
$39K
$55K
MEDIAN: $39,160
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50%
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$9.91 - $18.70
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MEDIAN: $12.90
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$0$55K
Salary $26,467 - $55,064
Bonus $0.36 - $3,980
Profit Sharing $1,000
Commission $0.00 - $6,707
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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$21,103 - $44,540
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 84
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $9.91 - $18.70
Hourly Tips $8.33
Overtime $13.33 - $27.92
Annual Data $0$44K
Bonus $0.36 - $3,980
Commission $0.00 - $6,707
Profit Sharing $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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$21,103 - $44,540
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 375

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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 $41K per year. Retail Supervisors most often move into positions as Retail Store Assistant Managers or Retail Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $3K higher and $11K higher, respectively.

Retail Supervisor Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Retail Supervisor


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Retail Supervisors include Best Buy, Cost Plus Inc., The Home Depot Inc., Ross Stores, Inc, and CVS / Pharmacy. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $44K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Best Buy, Visionworks, and Crossmark Sales and Marketing, top-paying firms where Retail Supervisors rake in a decent $38K, $37K, or $35K, respectively.

Workers at Ross Stores, Inc, Kohl's Department Stores Inc, and CVS / Pharmacy also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $23K, $24K, and $26K respectively.

Popular Skills for Retail Supervisor


Survey results imply that Retail Supervisors put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Inventory Management, Operations Management, Training, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Team Leadership, Sales, and Customer Service. The majority of those who know Customer Service also know Sales Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Retail Supervisor

Pay by Experience for a Retail Supervisor has a positive trend. An entry-level Retail Supervisor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 229 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Retail Supervisor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 163 salaries. An experienced Retail Supervisor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 106 salaries. A Retail Supervisor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 37 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $29,113

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 28 percent, Retail Supervisors in Portland receive some of the highest pay in the country. Retail Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+27 percent), Seattle (+26 percent), Las Vegas (+25 percent), and New York (+20 percent). Houston ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 13 percent below the national average.

Retail Supervisor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Retail Supervisor?

Retail Supervisor in Woburn:
Pros: Management duties. Flexibility. Customers.
Cons: Drama and excuses. No coverage when needed.

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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Key Stats for Retail Supervisor

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 83 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Retail Supervisor Salaries

▲12%

▲12%

▼0%

National Average
$29,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Retail Supervisor Salaries

Inventory Management
▲13%

Operations Management
▲8%

Training
▲1%


National Average
$29,000




Sales
▼6%

Team Leadership
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 83 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 34%
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