Assistant Store Manager Salary

Average Assistant Store Managers in the United States make around $13.06 per hour. Overall cash earnings of Assistant Store Managers stretch from $22K near the bottom to $59K on the more lucrative end; these packages can sometimes encompass potential bonuses and profit sharing of almost $10K each, along with commissions approaching $10K in rare cases. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration and geographic location. Women make up a slight majority of Assistant Store Managers (54 percent) survey respondents. While nearly one in four report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. The majority of Assistant Store Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,576 - $62,065
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$47K
$62K
MEDIAN: $46,846
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$9.76 - $18.82
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$0$62K
Salary $30,576 - $62,065
Bonus $256 - $9,829
Profit Sharing $497 - $10,365
Commission $0.00 - $9,677
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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$21,996 - $59,052
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,363
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $9.76 - $18.82
Hourly Tips $0.30 - $5.71
Overtime $13.38 - $28.41
Annual Data $0$59K
Bonus $256 - $9,829
Commission $0.00 - $9,677
Profit Sharing $497 - $10,365
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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$21,996 - $59,052
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,785

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 2017 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.

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.

Assistant Store Manager Job Listings

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).

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: $36,315

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 Reviews

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

Assistant Store Manager in Tucson:
"Salty."
Pros: The people and the food. Mostly the opportunity to work close with people and food.
Cons: The people and the food sometimes as a matter of fact.

Assistant Store Manager in Midwest City:
"I get to have structure in my work place ."
Pros: I get to see people's smiling faces after they get check out. There happy that it didn't cost a arm and a leg.
Cons: When people come in and steals. People coming in being rude to use all you can do is smile and tell them to have a nice day.

Assistant Store Manager in Minneapolis:
"Assistant manager fine jewelery."
Pros: Hearing the stories from guests and making a large sale.
Cons: Lots of hours, and one to two days that are 12 hours long per week.

Assistant Store Manager in Galena:
Pros: Meeting new people and the products we sell are great.
Cons: Not getting paid enough.

Assistant Store Manager in Indianapolis:
Pros: The challenge of growth and the opportunity to assist those in need.
Cons: Developing a location that struggled in a bad location.

Assistant Store Manager in Lexington:
"Decent."
Pros: Decent pay. Close to home.
Cons: Unpredictable hours. Not paid enough for everything I do. Recent new hire now makes more than me.

Assistant Store Manager in Atchison:
Pros: Ther are usual customers that are wonderful people.
Cons: Howuch I do and don't feel appreciated ori get made feel I do nothing.

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Key Stats for Assistant Store Manager

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 911 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Assistant Store Manager Salaries

▲34%

▲22%

▲6%

National Average
$36,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Assistant Store Manager Salaries






▲1%

Hiring
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National Average
$36,000

▼1%


Customer Service Metrics
▼3%





▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 911 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
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%