$46,892
Avg. Salary
$13.25
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$2,438

Profit Sharing

$1,987

Commission

$1,002

The average pay for an Assistant Store Manager is $13.25 per hour.

The average pay for an Assistant Store Manager is $46,892 per year.

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MEDIAN $46,892
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$0$61K
Salary $30,844 - $61,670
Bonus $309 - $9,745
Profit Sharing $499 - $9,729
Commission $0.00 - $10,144
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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$22,032 - $59,076
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 4,503
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $9.75 - $19.11
Hourly Tips $0.23 - $5.68
Overtime $13.42 - $28.78
Annual Data $0$59K
Bonus $309 - $9,745
Commission $0.00 - $10,144
Profit Sharing $499 - $9,729
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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$22,032 - $59,076
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 5,126

Job Description for Assistant Store Manager

The assistant store manager is responsible for assisting with the day-to-day operations of their store. This includes scheduling, ordering and processing of merchandise, and managing employees. The assistant store manager will spend most of his or her time training employees, assisting customers, and organizing the store. In addition, they are responsible for assigning tasks and duties to employees and making sure those tasks are done on time. If the employees are not performing well, or sales are down for whatever reason, then it is the assistant store manager’s job to fix those aforementioned issues. This may be done by motivating and inspiring the employees to work hard to increase store sales; if sales are suffering for other reasons, then it is the assistant store manager’s job to look at inventory and make sure that it is up to par. This includes discontinuing slow selling products, organizing product displays, and researching new products that will bring in business. The assistant store manager has many responsibilities that must be done promptly and correctly. These duties include store closing and opening, handling of store cash, creating safety guidelines, and processing documents and reports. An assistant store manager generally needs to have prior retail experience, preferably in another management position, as well as strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)


Assistant Store Manager Tasks

  • Sell the organization's products and/or services to new or established customers; handle and resolve escalated customer complaints and issues.
  • Assist in managing the selection, training and development of staff; ensure monthly sales quota are met.
  • Assist in overseeing the day-to-day retail operations and staff; monitor and prioritize workflow and schedules.
  • Manage and stock inventory at specified levels.

Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Store Manager


Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Dollar General Corporation, Family Dollar Stores Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., and Lowe's Companies, Inc are among the top companies that take on many Assistant Store Managers. The Home Depot Inc. offers the best pay with a median salary of $64K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $49K and maxing out at just $78K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Target Corporation, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., and Lowe's Companies, Inc, top-paying firms where Assistant Store Managers rake in a comfortable $61K, $59K, or $58K, respectively.

Family Dollar Stores Inc doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $22K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $29K and scope of pay is rather limited. Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Dollar General Corporation ($22K), Dollar Tree Stores Inc ($22K), and GameStop Corp. ($25K).

Common Career Paths for Assistant Store Manager


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Assistant Store Managers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Operations Manager. The average Operations Manager brings home $59K per year. The most common next step for an Assistant Store Manager is to become a Retail Store Manager or a Restaurant General Manager. The former position pays an additional $4K per year on average, and the latter position pays $10K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Store Manager


Assistant Store Managers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Customer Relationship Management, People Management, and Merchandising are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 10 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Sales, Inventory Control, and Customer Relations. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in People Management, Operations Management, and Merchandising.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Store Manager

Pay by Experience for an Assistant Store Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Assistant Store Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 2,635 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Assistant Store Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 1,775 salaries. An experienced Assistant Store Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 1,335 salaries. An Assistant Store Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 468 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,729

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Assistant Store Managers, working in the bustling city of Philadelphia has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Assistant Store Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+24 percent), Denver (+22 percent), Seattle (+20 percent), and Miami (+20 percent). Atlanta is the lowest-paying area, 9 percent south of the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Charlotte (5 percent lower) and Indianapolis (4 percent lower).

Assistant Store Manager Advice

Q: What is it like working as an Assistant Store Manager?

Assistant Store Manager in Crossville:
"More about the industry and how the products are made."
Study on people management and inventory.

Assistant Store Manager in Appleton:
"Learning to be the best as a leader."
Pros: Coaching, and developing to build a better team. Hiring the right people. Merchandising. People management and troubleshooting. Being open to learn as well as teach.
Cons: Administrative. Loaded down with emails monthly performance appraisals requirements. Time spent off floor to address problematic customer calls.

Assistant Store Manager in Destin:
Pros: The people I work with and customers I interact with.
Cons: Unreasonable demands of my time and the expectation that I can e 5 places at once.

Assistant Store Manager in Bridgewater:
Listen to your people, they are the life blood of the entire store. Care.

Assistant Store Manager in Corpus Christi:
"I Wouldn't Recommend This Position."
Pros: I love working and pleasing our customers and that the job is always changing.
Cons: There is a lot of politics at work now in the company.

Assistant Store Manager in San Antonio:
"Amount of time away from home."
Be prepared to be all in all the time.

Assistant Store Manager in Pasadena:
I would have asked a lot more questions and would have stood for my initial pay request of $11.00 an hour before getting hired on to this company. I was not aware of the constant visits by store personnel like district manager, regional manager, loss prevention manger and the president visits. Always having to prepare for a visit every two weeks. Its grueling and demanding and the pay is not worth the stress it causes.

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Key Stats for Assistant Store Manager

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1677 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Assistant Store Manager Salaries

▲32%

▲21%

▲4%

National Average
$37,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Assistant Store Manager Salaries






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National Average
$37,000

Hiring
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Customer Service Metrics
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▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1677 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 27%