Average Retail Manager Salary in Australia

AU$51,977
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
AU$2,393
Bonus
AU$3,025
Commission
AU$4,793
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Retail Manager in Australia is AU$51,977.
10%
A$44k
MEDIAN
A$52k
90%
A$70k
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AU$44k - AU$70k
Bonus
AU$415 - AU$12k
Profit Sharing
AU$2k - AU$10k
Commission
AU$200 - AU$12k
Total Pay
AU$44k - AU$68k
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What Do Retail Managers Do?

Retail Manager Tasks
  • Manage overall day to day operations of the store, including hiring, reviewing, and employee scheduling.
  • Assist in planning annual or specific budgets.
  • Develop rapport and make connections with the retail team and customers.
  • Set and track retail goals and objectives.

Popular Employer Salaries for Retail Manager

The top respondents for the job title Retail Manager are from the companies Cotton On, Just Group and The Chemist Warehouse. Reported salaries are highest at Bunnings Warehouse where the average pay is AU$78,752. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Woolworths and Coles Myer Ltd, earning around AU$70,912 and AU$65,000, respectively. Cotton On pays the lowest at around AU$49,928. Just Group and The Chemist Warehouse also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying AU$50,937 and AU$63,500, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Retail Managers?

Skills in People Management and Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Merchandising, Sales Management and Customer Service.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Retail Managers?

An entry-level Retail Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$48,720 based on 25 salaries. An early career Retail Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$50,932 based on 395 salaries. A mid-career Retail Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$52,244 based on 283 salaries. An experienced Retail Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$54,740 based on 242 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$51,528.
Employees with Retail Manager in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 3.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Perth, Western Australia (1.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Gold Coast, Queensland (4.0% less), Brisbane, Queensland (2.0% less) and Adelaide, South Australia (1.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,061 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.4%
Early Career
37.2%
Mid Career
26.7%
Experienced
22.8%
Late Career
10.9%

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