Retail Assistant Manager Salary

An average Retail Assistant Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $12.84 per hour. Total incomes of Retail Assistant Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $6K from bonuses and close to $7K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $21K and $50K. The company is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and experience level are driving factors as well. Female Retail Assistant Managers are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (67 percent) are women. While some workers in this profession — slightly less than a third — do not have any health coverage, a majority do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$27,884 - $57,833
$28K
$42K
$58K
MEDIAN: $42,476
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$9.74 - $18.22
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MEDIAN: $12.96
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$0$57K
Salary $27,884 - $57,833
Bonus $149.50 - $5,941
Profit Sharing $4.21 - $7,047
Commission $0.00 - $14,191
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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$21,189 - $50,703
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 397
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $9.74 - $18.22
Hourly Tips $0.76
Overtime $11.87 - $28.07
Annual Data $0$50K
Bonus $149.50 - $5,941
Commission $0.00 - $14,191
Profit Sharing $4.21 - $7,047
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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$21,189 - $50,703
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 840

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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 Tasks

  • Assist in overseeing the day-to-day retail operations and staff; monitor and prioritize workflow and schedules.
  • Manage and stock inventory at specified levels.
  • 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.

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 Employer Salaries for Retail Assistant Manager


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Retail Assistant Managers include Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Dollar Tree Stores Inc, American Eagle Outfitters, Family Dollar Stores Inc, and Dollar General Corporation. Retail Assistant Managers flock to Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $58K lead the pack in compensation. Also paying near the top of the field are The Home Depot Inc. at $54K, Verizon Wireless at $54K, and TJ Maxx Inc, where Retail Assistant Managers annually earn $49K.

With a reported median salary of only $20K, Family Dollar Stores Inc easily takes the cake for lowest-paying firm in town; earnings are 192 percent lower than the top payer. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Dollar General Corporation at $22K, Dollar Tree Stores Inc at $23K, and Famous Footwear Inc, where $25K is the norm.

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: $31,635

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 Williamsport:
"Manager making minimum wage and numbers don't work to close."
Pros: I like working their if I got paid and my numbers worked to open and close they have me closing when my own numbers to log in won't work I have to use one of theirs.
Cons: The pay and how long it takes for the hire ups to even say anything.

Retail Assistant Manager in Concord:
"Its a new expiernece each time you meet a new customer."
Pros: The involvement with other people and the passion I have for shoes and being able too help out others pick the pairs they need and that suites them the best. Motivating to know you can work your way up in the company.
Cons: Low pay for the work load we're expected to do and handle.

Retail Assistant Manager in Fort Myers:
"Assistant Manager."
Pros: I enjoy the fast pace environment. Everyday I know there will be a different challenge that I have to overcome and I love that about my job.
Cons: When you work one on one with a different group of customers everyday you come in contact with some that are not so nice. Ones that whatever you do to try to rectify the situation it does not matter they are unhappy!!

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 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.

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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 238 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Retail Assistant Manager Salaries

▲23%

▲17%

▲4%

National Average
$32,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Retail Assistant Manager Salaries





Merchandising
▼0%

▼0%

National Average
$32,000

Team Leadership
▼1%

Inventory Management
▼1%

Leadership
▼1%

▼2%


▼4%

▼4%


▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 238 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 31%
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