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Retail Supervisor Salary

Retail Supervisors in the United States take home an average $12.77 per hour. Earnings sit near $9.28 per hour on the lower side but can approach $18.26 on the higher side. In the world of Retail Supervisors, overall income ranges from $20K near the bottom to $42K at the top; this can include more than $3K from bonuses and more than $2K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the particular firm, followed by geography and years of experience. Female Retail Supervisors are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (65 percent) are women. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Retail Supervisors — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a third lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$25,083 - $51,143
(Median)
$25K
$35K
$51K
MEDIAN: $35,231
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$9.28 - $18.26
(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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$20,021 - $42,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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
$9.28 - $18.26  
   
Overtime
$13.05 - $28.46  
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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$20,021 - $42,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 405

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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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Though some Retail Supervisors move into positions like Retail Store Manager (where the average salary is $40K), this progression is not the norm.

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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. The biggest paychecks can be found at Best Buy — the median salary there is $38K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $26K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $52K.

Popular Skills for Retail Supervisor


Survey results show that Retail Supervisors use a fair number of 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Sales. 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.


Retail Supervisors with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. 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. For Retail Supervisors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $34K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $36K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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 109 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
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 31%
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