Median pay for Retail Supervisors in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $12.96 per hour. While the particular city and years of experience impact pay for this group, the specific employer is the most influential factor. Retail Supervisors survey participants are largely women, dominating at 65 percent. Approximately one-third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$26,984 - $56,972
(Median)
$27K
$38K
$57K
MEDIAN: $38,219
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$9.83 - $18.54
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$13
$19
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$26,984 - $56,972  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,036  
Profit Sharing
$900  
Commission
$0.00 - $9,060  
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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$21,018 - $44,843  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.83 - $18.54  
   
Hourly Tips
$8.33  
Overtime
$11.78 - $27.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,036  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $9,060  
Profit Sharing
$900  
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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$21,018 - $44,843  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 343
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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 $41K per year. Retail Supervisors typically move into roles as Retail Store Assistant Managers or Retail Managers, and those positions pay $3K more and $11K more, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Retail Supervisor


Best Buy, The Home Depot Inc., Cost Plus Inc., Ross Stores, Inc, and CVS / Pharmacy are among the top companies that take on many Retail Supervisors. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $44K. Other leaders in compensation levels are Best Buy at $38K, Visionworks at $37K, and Crossmark Sales and Marketing, where Retail Supervisors annually earn $35K.

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


Retail Supervisors generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Inventory Management, People Management, Training, and Sales Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Sales, Customer Service, and Merchandising. Most people familiar with Customer Service also 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $28K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $29K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $33K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $34K.

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 1%

Training
up arrow 1%

Sales Management
0%

National Average
$29,000

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Merchandising
up arrow 3%

Sales
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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