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Retail Supervisor Salary

An average Retail Supervisor in the United States can expect to take home roughly $12.81 per hour. Pay ranges from $9.30 per hour on the low end to $18.29 on the high end. Cash earnings for Retail Supervisors — which occasionally include more than $3K from bonuses and more than $2K from profit sharing — stretch from around $20K to approximately $42K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the particular firm, followed by geography and experience level. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. The majority of Retail Supervisors (65 percent) who took the survey are women. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$25,083 - $51,143
(Median)
$25K
$35K
$51K
MEDIAN: $35,231
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$9.30 - $18.29
(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$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,083 - $51,143  
   
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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$20,065 - $42,134  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 85
National Hourly Rate 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$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.30 - $18.29  
   
Overtime
$13.19 - $28.61  
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.
)
$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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$20,065 - $42,134  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 410

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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


Retail Supervisors fill the offices of leading firms The Home Depot Inc., Best Buy, JCPenney, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and Cost Plus Inc. For Retail Supervisors, comfortable salaries can be found at Best Buy; in fact, average earnings are around $38K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($26K versus $52K) is great.

Popular Skills for Retail Supervisor


Retail Supervisors report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Inventory Management, Sales Management, People Management, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 14 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Sales. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of Merchandising.

Pay by Experience Level for Retail Supervisor

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $26K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $29K. Retail Supervisors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $34K. Retail Supervisors who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits 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 14%



National Average
$29,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Merchandising
up arrow 1%

Sales
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 108 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: 64% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 31%
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