$42,187
Avg. Salary
$13.06
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,538

Bonus

$1,500

Profit Sharing

$2,336

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Retail Assistant Manager is $13.06 per hour.

The average pay for a Retail Assistant Manager is $42,187 per year.

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$9.69
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$18.43
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$29k
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$57k
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MEDIAN $42,187
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$0$56K
Salary $28,574 - $56,794
Bonus $101 - $5,782
Profit Sharing $196 - $6,183
Commission $0.00 - $14,297
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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$21,140 - $50,624
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 739
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $9.69 - $18.43
Hourly Tips $0.75
Overtime $12.92 - $28.53
Annual Data $0$50K
Bonus $101 - $5,782
Commission $0.00 - $14,297
Profit Sharing $196 - $6,183
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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$21,140 - $50,624
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,535

Job Description for Retail Assistant Manager

Retail assistant managers support retail managers and/or store managers in the daily functions of a retail store or the retail area of a store. Retail assistant managers are responsible for the direction of subordinates, implementing the retail manager’s directions and maintaining levels of excellent customer service. At times, retail assistant managers will need to perform the duties of their superior when that supervisor is unavailable and often will also perform the duties of retail associates as well, covering breaks and providing additional coverage at peak sales times.

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Retail Assistant Manager Pay By Employer

$0$59K

$47,827

$23,426

$21,269

$20,395

Hy-Vee, Inc.
14 profiles
$28,410

Maurice's
9 profiles
$25,054

$52,316

Dressbarn
8 profiles
$28,410

$51,500

T-Mobile, Inc.
7 profiles
$34,559

Common Career Paths for Retail Assistant Manager


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For Retail Assistant Managers, progressing to a Retail District Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Retail District Manager can earn $71K annually. A Retail Assistant Manager often moves on to become a Retail Store Manager or an Administrative Assistant.

Retail Assistant Manager Job Listings

Popular Skills for Retail Assistant Manager


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in People Management, Operations Management, Customer Relationship Management, and Sales Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Cash Handling, Customer Relations, and Customer Service. Most people experienced in Customer Service also know Team Leadership and Merchandising.

Pay by Experience Level for Retail Assistant Manager

Pay by Experience for a Retail Assistant Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Retail Assistant Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 750 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Retail Assistant Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 430 salaries. An experienced Retail Assistant Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 327 salaries. A Retail Assistant Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 132 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,686

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

For Retail Assistant Managers, Houston provides a pay rate that is 41 percent greater than the national average. Retail Assistant Managers will also find cushy salaries in Las Vegas (+38 percent), New York (+28 percent), Minneapolis (+25 percent), and San Diego (+22 percent). Rochester is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 7 percent. Employers pay around 5 percent less in Jacksonville and 4 percent less in Orlando, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Retail Assistant Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Retail Assistant Manager?

Retail Assistant Manager in Albany:
"Stressful job that pays great."
Pros: Developing employees is a pleasure. The money is industry leading.
Cons: Stress levels are high. Targets are often unreasonable. The company is often kate responding to rivals.

Retail Assistant Manager in Joplin:
"A day at my job."
Pros: I am able to work in the fashion industry. I like finding good deals.
Cons: Upper management is unorganized, and incompetent. The pay is less than many other retail jobs, and requires more skills/training in the purchasing of merchandise.

Retail Assistant Manager in Peoria:
"Always changing."
Pick up as many hours as possible put your self out there to help out other locations and you will be in the right track to advancing in your career.

Retail Assistant Manager in Austin:
"Great title wrong place."
Pros: It's a great learning experience and helps prepare for later challenges.
Cons: How management where I work treats you like dirt and is willing to shut a store down just to fire the staff and re hire a whole new one with very minimal reasoning.

Retail Assistant Manager in Green Bay:
"Willing to work."
The demands of an assistant manager in retail are very demanding and the hours can be long. The need to be flexible is a must.

Retail Assistant Manager in Winona:
"I Love Being Able To Help People."
Pros: I love working with people. On a daily basis I am able to meet customers who have a need and I have the chance to help them fill that need, whether it is simply finding an item in the store or as complex as helping them through the return/ replacement procedures of a manufacturer's claim policy. The same goes for my associates. I get to be friend, mentor, confidant, parent and coach to a number of great people.
Cons: The hours are long. I typically work 60 hours a week and I feel that when I leave there is too much work undone. We struggle to hire enough associates at all levels including management.

Retail Assistant Manager in Unadilla:
"Stressful And Management Not Good."
Pros: The Customers and being able to interact with them and get to know them on a daily basis.
Cons: Management was not good, no interest in her employees, no customer service skills at all. Got a lot of complaints about her being rude from a lot of customers.

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Key Stats for Retail Assistant Manager

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 407 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Retail Assistant Manager Salaries

▲23%

▲17%

▲4%

National Average
$32,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Retail Assistant Manager Salaries





▼0%

National Average
$32,000

Team Leadership
▼1%

Inventory Management
▼1%

Leadership
▼1%

Merchandising
▼1%

▼2%


▼4%

▼4%


▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 407 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 32%