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Retail Supervisor Salary

Earnings for Retail Supervisors in the United States come in at around $12.61 per hour on average. Pay generally varies between $9.25 per hour and $18.27. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $3K and $3K, respectively — total cash payment to Retail Supervisors can bottom out near $20K or peak near $43K depending on individual performance. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the specific employer, followed by the particular city and experience level. The majority of Retail Supervisors (66 percent) who took the survey are female. Most Retail Supervisors are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Slightly less than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and the larger part claim dental coverage as well. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$24,361 - $52,232
(Median)
$24K
$36K
$52K
MEDIAN: $35,895
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$9.25 - $18.27
(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
$24,361 - $52,232  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,919  
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $3,394  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,304  
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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$19,943 - $43,080  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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
$9.25 - $18.27  
   
Overtime
$13.25 - $28.74  
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 - $2,919  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,304  
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $3,394  
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).
)
$19,943 - $43,080  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 391
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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 sometimes assume positions such as Retail Store Managers. That role pays $40K per year on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Retail Supervisor


The Home Depot Inc., Best Buy, JCPenney, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and Cost Plus Inc. are all popular places to work. 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


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 6 percent and 15 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Sales. Most people familiar with 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 $26K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $29K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $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 $35K.

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 15%



Customer Service
0%

National Average
$29,000

Merchandising
up arrow 1%

Sales
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
44%
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: 46% employee benefits None: 31%