$35,108
Avg. Salary
$14.37
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$640

Bonus

$582

Profit Sharing

$0.00

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Retail Department Supervisor is $14.37 per hour.

The average pay for a Retail Department Supervisor is $35,108 per year.

$10.77
10%
$14.37
50%
$18.00
90%
MEDIAN $14.37
$25k
10%
$35k
50%
$49k
90%
MEDIAN $35,108
$24,730 - $48,799
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$49K
MEDIAN: $35,108
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$10.77 - $18.00
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$0$48K
Salary $24,730 - $48,799
Bonus $101 - $2,038
Profit Sharing $198 - $1,985
Commission $0.00 - $0.00
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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$22,499 - $38,957
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 43
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $10.77 - $18.00
Hourly Tips $1.75
Overtime $16.43 - $26.79
Annual Data $0$38K
Bonus $101 - $2,038
Commission $0.00 - $0.00
Profit Sharing $198 - $1,985
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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$22,499 - $38,957
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 967

Job Description for Retail Department Supervisor

Retail department supervisors work directly with customers to ensure that customers’ expectations are met. They make sure their team is properly trained in merchandising and sales. Additionally, they set sales goals, as well as create and enact plans to ensure the company goals are being met. At times, the retail department supervisor may be in charge of answering phones, working at the front desk, or handling warehouse duties. They must understand the sales and operational aspects of the company. A basic knowledge of inventory control, cash handling, and merchandising are needed in most jobs as well.

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Retail Department Supervisor Tasks
  • Support the retail sales manager in general business operations, merchandise management, and personnel scheduling.
  • Monitor the sales floor, provide customer service, and resolve customer concerns.
  • Recruit, train, and evaluate store personnel in sales and communication skills.

Popular Employer Salaries for Retail Department Supervisor


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Retail Department Supervisors include The Home Depot Inc., Kohl's Department Stores Inc, JCPenney, Toys 'R' Us Inc, and Babies "R" Us. For Retail Department Supervisors, comfortable salaries can be found at H&M Hennes & Mauritz Inc.; in fact, median earnings sit around $34K, the highest in the area. Retail Department Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks at The Home Depot Inc. ($32K), Bed Bath & Beyond Inc ($31K), and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc ($31K).

Babies "R" Us offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $21K, but on the other end, some employees may earn up to $36K. Workers at Kohl's Department Stores Inc, Babies R Us Inc, and Toys 'R' Us Inc also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $24K, $25K, and $25K respectively.

Common Career Paths for Retail Department Supervisor


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It's not very common for Retail Department Supervisors to move on to become Retail Store Managers. Average pay for a Retail Store Manager is $41K annually. Typical career progression for a Retail Department Supervisor involves becoming a Retail Store Assistant Manager or an Assistant Store Manager, roles that pay $2K more and $7K more on average.

Retail Department Supervisor Job Listings

Popular Skills for Retail Department Supervisor


Survey results suggest that Retail Department Supervisors use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Sales Management, Inventory Management, Team Leadership, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in Merchandising.

Pay by Experience Level for Retail Department Supervisor

Pay by Experience for a Retail Department Supervisor has a positive trend. An entry-level Retail Department Supervisor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 302 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Retail Department Supervisor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 225 salaries. An experienced Retail Department Supervisor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 122 salaries. A Retail Department Supervisor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 28 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

2%

-10%

National Average: $30,834

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

With a pay rate for Retail Department Supervisors that is 23 percent greater than the national average, Atlanta offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Retail Department Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+16 percent), San Diego (+11 percent), Tampa (+11 percent), and Denver (+4 percent). The lowest-paying market is Chicago, which sits 12 percent below the national average. Workers in Houston and Los Angeles earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (9 percent less and 4 percent less, respectively).

Retail Department Supervisor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Retail Department Supervisor?

Retail Department Supervisor in North Logan:
"Shoes and Accessories selling supervior."
Pros: Creative atmosphere, culture, associates.
Cons: Stress level, working holidays,

Retail Department Supervisor in North Hollywood:
"Challenging Never Boring."
Pros: Alway learning something new. Daily challenges.
Cons: Schedule doesn't allow for normal home activities, unless vacation time is requested.

Retail Department Supervisor in Kansas City:
"High expectations, stressful."
Pros: Casual dress.
Cons: Too little help and can be stressful. Management that is lazy and passes off thier responsibilities to to hourly associates.

Retail Department Supervisor in Boise:
"Be Adaptive and Flexible."
With the current local economy on a downturn, my previous job skills and education have been invluable in "adapting" to revised work requirements and managerial expectations. Personal flexability is needed to adapt to the business changes, and the personal commitment required to do the job correctly. Honesty is vital, and this job had the challenge of requesting from ALL managers the ability and expectation of everyone to communicate thoroughly and completly in ALL circumstances. I preplan my work for each day, and management lets me get things done, only occassionally mentioning new things that may have to get done=this has been an asset and has resulted in less stress. The stress levels have increased the last two years due to transportation issues and not being able to receive the products on due dates. I enjoy merchandising and setting up new products, while watching how customers respond to those products.

Retail Department Supervisor in Sandusky:
"Flexible hours, compilable pay rate for the area."
Pros: Co-workers are great, atmosphere is friendly fast paced, the charity for children, the customer is put first, the Yes we can attitude, the discounts for both the customers and the associates, the family atmosphere for the customers and the associates,
Cons: The limited full time positions available certain stores.

Retail Department Supervisor in Bothell:
"Onions and roses."
Pros: Great benefits, casual atmosphere, fun company culture, job security.
Cons: Stressful days, erratic schedule, lower pay as compared to other local companies.

Retail Department Supervisor in Oviedo:
"A lot of responsibility."
Pros: Working with people.
Cons: Hard to get promoted.

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Key Stats for Retail Department Supervisor

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 207 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Retail Department Supervisor Salaries

▲9%

▲6%

National Average
$31,000

▼1%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Retail Department Supervisor Salaries

Sales Management
▲4%

National Average
$31,000



Customer Service
▼3%


▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 207 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 30%