Retail Supervisor Salary

Average Retail Supervisors in the United States make around $12.89 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $9.30 per hour, and the top verges on $18.30. Incomes of Retail Supervisors vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $3K cause paychecks to spread between $20K on the low end and $42K on the high end. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the specific employer, though the particular city and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. While slightly less than a third report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. Women make up the majority of Retail Supervisors (65 percent) who completed the questionnaire. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26,023 - $52,221

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$9.30 - $18.30

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$26,023 - $52,221  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,553  
Profit Sharing
$394.53 - $2,433  
Commission
$0.00 - $8,800  
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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$20,146 - $41,734  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 87
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.30 - $18.30  
   
Overtime
$12.99 - $28.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,553  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $8,800  
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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$20,146 - $41,734  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 420
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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 often transition into Retail Store Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Retail Store Managers earn $40K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Retail Supervisor


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Retail Supervisors include The Home Depot Inc., Best Buy, JCPenney, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and Cost Plus Inc. Although Best Buy heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $38K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $26K to $52K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include The Home Depot Inc., Crossmark Sales and Marketing, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, where Retail Supervisors typically earn around $34K, $33K, or $30K, respectively.

JCPenney, Cost Plus Inc., and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $30K for all three.

Popular Skills for Retail Supervisor


Retail Supervisors generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Inventory Management, Sales Management, People Management, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 13 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Sales and Merchandising. 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.


Retail Supervisors do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $27K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $30K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $34K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $36K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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 13%


People Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$29,000

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Merchandising
up arrow 4%

Sales
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 31%
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