Retail Supervisor Salary

Retail Supervisors in the United States can expect wages of $13.04 per hour on average. Earnings generally vary between $9.50 per hour and $18.28. Final cash compensation to Retail Supervisors varies from around $20K to approximately $42K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $3K and $2K, respectively. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the company, but the particular city and years of experience are influential factors as well. Women account for the majority of Retail Supervisors who responded to the questionnaire — 65 percent to be exact. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$25,397 - $54,343
(Median)
$25K
$35K
$54K
MEDIAN: $35,312
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$9.50 - $18.28
(Median)
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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90%

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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
$25,397 - $54,343  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,928  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $2,451  
Commission
$0.00 - $9,123  
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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$20,250 - $42,296  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 99
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.50 - $18.28  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.14  
Overtime
$13.63 - $28.26  
National Annualized 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$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,928  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $9,123  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $2,451  
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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$20,250 - $42,296  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 482
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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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While not commonly seen, Retail Supervisors who transition into a Retail Store Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Retail Store Managers is $40K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Retail Supervisor


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Retail Supervisors include The Home Depot Inc., Best Buy, JCPenney, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and Cost Plus Inc. Visionworks leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $44K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Best Buy, The Home Depot Inc., and Crossmark Sales and Marketing, top-paying firms where Retail Supervisors rake in a decent $38K, $34K, or $33K, respectively.

Ross Stores, Inc, JCPenney, and Cost Plus Inc. also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $23K, $30K, and $30K.

Popular Skills for Retail Supervisor


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Inventory Management, Sales Management, People Management, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Sales and Merchandising. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent in Merchandising.

Pay by Experience Level for Retail Supervisor

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


For many Retail Supervisors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $27K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $30K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $33K in this role. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Retail Supervisor with more than 20 years of experience can earn $36K on average.

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 3%

National Average
$29,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Merchandising
up arrow 3%

Sales
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 112 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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