Retail Supervisor Salary

Median pay for Retail Supervisors in the United States is around $12.79 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the particular firm, followed by the particular city and experience level. While some workers in this profession — more than a third — do not have any health coverage, a majority do receive medical benefits and slightly more than half have dental insurance. Women make up the majority of Retail Supervisors (64 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Job satisfaction for Retail Supervisors is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$26,882 - $55,432
$27K
$39K
$55K
MEDIAN: $39,206
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$9.87 - $18.26
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MEDIAN: $12.79
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$26,882 - $55,432  
   
Bonus
$0.29 - $4,013  
Profit Sharing
$1,100  
Commission
$0.00 - $6,800  
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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$21,003 - $44,342  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 77
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.87 - $18.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$8.33  
Overtime
$12.98 - $27.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.29 - $4,013  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $6,800  
Profit Sharing
$1,100  
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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$21,003 - $44,342  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 357

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Job Description for Retail Supervisor

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Retail Supervisor Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Retail Supervisor


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Retail Supervisors who move on to become Retail Store Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Retail Store Managers get paid an average 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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Retail Supervisor


Many Retail Supervisors can be found at Best Buy, Cost Plus Inc., The Home Depot Inc., Ross Stores, Inc, and CVS / Pharmacy, firms that are at the top of the field. Those at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $44K. Best Buy, Visionworks, and Crossmark Sales and Marketing are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Retail Supervisors earning around $38K, $37K, or $35K at each firm, respectively.

Ross Stores, Inc, Kohl's Department Stores Inc, and CVS / Pharmacy also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $23K, $24K, and $26K.

Popular Skills for Retail Supervisor


Retail Supervisors report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Inventory Management, Operations Management, Training, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Team Leadership, Sales, and Customer Service. Those familiar with Customer Service also tend to know Sales Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Retail Supervisor

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


Retail Supervisors with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $27K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $29K. Retail Supervisors see a median salary of $33K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Retail Supervisors who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $28,741

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

Portland offers some of the highest pay in the country for Retail Supervisors, 30 percent above the national average. Retail Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+29 percent), Seattle (+27 percent), Las Vegas (+27 percent), and New York (+21 percent). Trailing the national average by 12 percent, Houston is the market with the smallest paychecks.

Retail Supervisor Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Retail Supervisor

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Retail Supervisor Salaries

▲14%

▲14%

▲1%

National Average
$29,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Retail Supervisor Salaries

Inventory Management
▲14%

Operations Management
▲9%

Training
▲3%


National Average
$29,000




Sales
▼4%

Team Leadership
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 35%
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