Retail Supervisor Salary
Earnings for Retail Supervisors in the United States come in at around $12.83 per hour on average. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the company, followed by geography and years of experience. There are more female Retail Supervisors who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 64 percent. Most Retail Supervisors report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — about one in three — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and slightly more than half have dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Job Description for Retail Supervisor
Retail supervisors develop plans for their teams and make sure those plans are executed. They must conduct meetings for their team to understand how the plan will work and why it is so important. Retail supervisors also must be able to provide their team with constructive criticism and be able to help them develop by teaching different skills. It is important that these supervisors lead by example and can answer phones, sell merchandise, cashier, and merchandise freight. It is also important they understand concepts and procedures related to inventory.
Retail supervisors must be able to work in a fast-paced environment. They are required to multitask, while also keeping the customer happy and satisfied. It is important that retail supervisors have excellent customer service and communications skills. They also need leadership skills to effectively oversee their team. These supervisors may work a variety of hours that may include nights, weekends, and holidays. Retail supervisors may also be required to work long hours and may need to travel to different stores within the company for meetings and conferences.
Retail supervisor positions generally require a high school diploma or equivalent; however, some companies prefer applicants a college degree. Many companies want experience in sales and operations as well.
Retail Supervisor Tasks
- Ensure monthly sales quota of the branch is met.
- Manage and stock inventory at specified levels.
- Lead and organize activities of sales associates.
Common Career Paths for Retail Supervisor
Retail Supervisors might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Retail Store Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $41K per year. Retail Store Assistant Managers or Retail Managers are common next-step roles for Retail Supervisors moving up in their careers; annual pay for Retail Store Assistant Managers is $3K higher on average, and it's $11K higher for Retail Managers.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Retail Supervisor
Dominating the field, Best Buy, The Home Depot Inc., Cost Plus Inc., Ross Stores, Inc, and CVS / Pharmacy are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Retail Supervisors. Retail Supervisors seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, where the average salary comes to $44K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Best Buy, Visionworks, and Crossmark Sales and Marketing, where earnings of $38K, $37K, or $35K are standard for Retail Supervisors.
Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Ross Stores, Inc ($23K), Kohl's Department Stores Inc ($24K), and CVS / Pharmacy ($26K).
Popular Skills for Retail Supervisor
Retail Supervisors report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Inventory Management, Operations Management, Training, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Team Leadership, Sales, and Customer Service. Most people experienced in Customer Service also know Sales Management.
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. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $27K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $29K. Retail Supervisors bring in $33K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.
Pay Difference by Location
For Retail Supervisors, Dallas provides a pay rate that is 28 percent greater than the national average. Retail Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+26 percent), Las Vegas (+26 percent), New York (+19 percent), and Portland (+17 percent). Houston is the lowest-paying area, 13 percent south of the national average.
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