$53,678
Avg. Salary
$16.86
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$5,011

Profit Sharing

$3,041

Commission

$10,262

The average pay for a Retail General Manager (GM) is {{pay}} per hour.

The average pay for a Retail General Manager (GM) is $61,463 per year.

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$0$96K
Salary $35,788 - $88,645
Bonus $750 - $19,985
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $24,276
Commission $1,219 - $40,608
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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$34,311 - $96,067
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,992
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $10.98 - $25.24
Hourly Tips $0.25 - $4.85
Overtime $10.29 - $32.25
Annual Data $0$96K
Bonus $750 - $19,985
Commission $1,219 - $40,608
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $24,276
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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$34,311 - $96,067
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 421

Job Description for Retail General Manager (GM)

Retail general managers are responsible for running the retail store. They mange everything from checking inventory to disciplining and training employees to deciding which products to stock on shelves. They make sure the store is performing well, that customers are satisfied, and that subordinates are productive. General managers can be asked to work in a variety of environments; they may work in the office, on the retail floor, or at a warehouse. They also are responsible for selecting, training, and coaching staff members.

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Retail General Manager (GM) Tasks

  • Manage retail store staff, hire and train new employees, motivate current employees, schedule employee hours, and oversee payroll.
  • Plan store layout and displays to simplify customer shopping and promote products.
  • Resolve customer problems and handle customer complaints.
  • Work to meet all sales targets, plan store sales strategies, analyze sales data, and work to expand sales.

Retail General Manager (GM) Pay By Employer

$0$100K

$47,122

$52,787

Staples, Inc.
39 profiles
$55,381

The Gap Inc.
32 profiles
$68,373

$49,541

$42,316

Best Buy
20 profiles
$83,900

Old Navy
18 profiles
$61,463

$44,532

Visionworks
15 profiles
$49,896

Common Career Paths for Retail General Manager (GM)


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Retail General Manager (GM) Job Listings

Popular Skills for Retail General Manager (GM)

Pay by Experience Level for Retail General Manager (GM)

Pay by Experience for a Retail General Manager (GM) has a positive trend. An entry-level Retail General Manager (GM) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 541 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Retail General Manager (GM) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 590 salaries. An experienced Retail General Manager (GM) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 730 salaries. A Retail General Manager (GM) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 348 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,969

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

Retail General Manager (GM) Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Retail General Manager (GM)?

Retail General Manager (GM) in Rockledge:
"Politics."
Your team work for you, not the Company. Treat them well, empower them and educate them. Their loyalty will be the difference in failure and success.

Retail General Manager (GM) in Nantucket:
"Thinking corporately."
Stay on budget, communicate, consistent customer service, keep inventory in line.

Retail General Manager (GM) in Baltimore:
Be flexible and don't burn bridges!

Retail General Manager (GM) in Yakima:
"The structure that was currently set."
Check to see if SOP are actually set.

Retail General Manager (GM) in Erie:
"Underpromise and overdeliver."
Make sure you understand the situation before making a decision.

Retail General Manager (GM) in Hamden:
Pros: Years age the company was growing and managed well. In recent years I have become one with some of the companies decisions and direction.
Cons: To much pressure and stress in areas that are beyond my control.

Retail General Manager (GM) in Steamboat Springs:
Medium stress, very high paced, very specialized, high level of gear knowledge necessary, empathy and compassion, humble.

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Key Stats for Retail General Manager (GM)

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 575 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
22%

Experience Affects Retail General Manager (GM) Salaries

▲23%

▲7%

National Average
$55,000

▼6%

▼20%

Skills That Affect Retail General Manager (GM) Salaries

Team Leadership
▲14%


National Average
$55,000


Operations Management
▼2%


Sales Management
▼2%


▼5%

▼6%

▼6%





Retail
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 575 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 27%