Retail Supervisor Salary

An average Retail Supervisor in the United States can expect to take home roughly $12.89 per hour. Compensation ranges from $9.28 per hour on the lower end to $18.32 on the higher end. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $3K, total cash payment to Retail Supervisors can bottom out at $20K or peak near $42K. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and tenure. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the majority of Retail Supervisors (65 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Although just under a third lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26,023 - $50,876
(Median)
$26K
$35K
$51K
MEDIAN: $35,141
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$9.28 - $18.32
(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$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,023 - $50,876  
   
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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$20,116 - $41,662  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 87
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.28 - $18.32  
   
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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$20,116 - $41,662  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 414
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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


Dominating the field, The Home Depot Inc., Best Buy, JCPenney, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and Cost Plus Inc. are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Retail Supervisors. Best Buy offers the largest salaries in town ($38K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $26K to $52K. The Home Depot Inc., Crossmark Sales and Marketing, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Retail Supervisors earning around $34K, $33K, or $30K at each firm, respectively.

JCPenney, Cost Plus Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, all showing salaries around $30K.

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 5 percent and 13 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Sales and Merchandising. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well versed in Merchandising.

Pay by Experience Level for Retail Supervisor

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $27K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $30K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $34K in this role. Retail Supervisors with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $36K.

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%



National Average
$29,000

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Merchandising
up arrow 3%

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
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 31%
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