Retail Supervisor Salary

Median pay for Retail Supervisors in the United States is around $12.93 per hour. Pay ranges from $9.27 per hour on the low end to $18.33 on the high end. Total cash compensation to Retail Supervisors approaches anywhere from $20K on the lower end to $42K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $3K from bonuses and upwards of $2K from profit sharing. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the particular firm, though geography and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. While slightly less than a third report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. More than half of Retail Supervisors (65 percent) survey participants are women. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26,023 - $50,876
(Median)
$26K
$35K
$51K
MEDIAN: $35,141
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$9.27 - $18.33
(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 - $2,560  
Profit Sharing
$394.53 - $2,433  
Commission
$0.00 - $9,308  
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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$20,111 - $41,680  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 87
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.27 - $18.33  
   
Overtime
$12.99 - $28.66  
National Annualized 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$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,560  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $9,308  
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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$20,111 - $41,680  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 413
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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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Many Retail Supervisors move into a Retail Store Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $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. Also paying near the top of the field are Crossmark Sales and Marketing at $33K, The Home Depot Inc. at $33K, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, where Retail Supervisors annually earn $30K.

A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include JCPenney, Cost Plus Inc., and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. They all pay $30K.

Popular Skills for Retail Supervisor


Survey results suggest that Retail Supervisors put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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. 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. 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. Retail Supervisors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $34K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of 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
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Sales
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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
8%

Common Health Benefits

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