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.

$26,984 - $55,028
$27K
$39K
$55K
MEDIAN: $38,668
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$9.86 - $18.34
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$26,984 - $55,028  
   
Bonus
$0.28 - $4,020  
Profit Sharing
$900  
Commission
$0.00 - $6,800  
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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$20,986 - $44,405  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $18.34  
   
Hourly Tips
$8.33  
Overtime
$13.27 - $27.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.28 - $4,020  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $6,800  
Profit Sharing
$900  
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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$20,986 - $44,405  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 363

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Job Description for Retail Supervisor

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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


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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

National Average: $28,932

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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.

Retail Supervisor Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Retail Supervisor

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 71 votes.
040
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Retail Supervisor Salaries




National Average
$29,000


Skills That Affect Retail Supervisor Salaries

Inventory Management
up arrow 14%

Operations Management
up arrow 8%

Training
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National Average
$29,000




Sales
up arrow 5%

Team Leadership
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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