Assistant Department Manager Salary

The average Assistant Department Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $13.79 per hour. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most Assistant Department Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — one-fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. Women Assistant Department Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,328 - $69,531
$27K
$39K
$70K
MEDIAN: $39,108
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$10.33 - $16.67
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$0$69K
Salary $27,328 - $69,531
Bonus $-0.49 - $7,946
Profit Sharing $1,376
Commission $7,200
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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$22,785 - $49,904
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 36
Hourly Data $0$23
Hourly Rate $10.33 - $16.67
Hourly Tips $0.78
Overtime $8.17 - $23.08
Annual Data $0$49K
Bonus $-0.49 - $7,946
Commission $7,200
Profit Sharing $1,376
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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$22,785 - $49,904
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 89

Job Description for Assistant Department Manager

Assistant department managers are responsible for managing the daily activities of a particular department within their organization. This position is supervisory in nature, and some organizations may occasionally require these managers to work extended or overtime hours. While some employers prefer applicants with a college degree in sales, hospitality, or business administration, many organizations value experience overall and prefer those with at least five years of experience in the field. The majority of their work is done within an office or store, and some light travel may be required to visit other areas within the company.

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Assistant Department Manager Tasks

  • Work under the direction of the department manager to supervise sales staff.
  • Oversee and assist employees with merchandising and setting up product displays.
  • Provide customer service, answering questions related to products in department.
  • Motivate staff to reach department sales objectives and provide high quality customer service.

Assistant Department Manager Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Department Manager


The biggest paychecks can be found at Nordstrom, Inc. — the median salary there is $42K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $29K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $69K.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Department Manager

Pay by Experience for an Assistant Department Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Assistant Department Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 83 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Assistant Department Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 42 salaries. An experienced Assistant Department Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 21 salaries. An Assistant Department Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 10 salaries.

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Key Stats for Assistant Department Manager

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Assistant Department Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲16%

▲8%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$32,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Assistant Department Manager Salaries

Team Leadership
▲35%

Merchandising
▲18%


National Average
$32,000


Order Inventory
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 21%