Retail Supervisor Salary

Pay for Retail Supervisors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $12.90 per hour. The particular firm is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and years of experience are driving factors as well. Although more than half have medical coverage and over one-half have dental coverage, approximately one-third claim no health benefits at all. Women account for the majority of Retail Supervisors who responded to the questionnaire — 61 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Retail Supervisors. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$26,710 - $56,221
$27K
$39K
$56K
MEDIAN: $39,048
10%
50%
90%

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$9.95 - $18.64
$9
$13
$19
MEDIAN: $13.02
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50%
90%

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$0$56K
Salary $26,710 - $56,221
Bonus $0.00 - $4,005
Profit Sharing $1,000
Commission $0.00 - $10,196
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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$21,231 - $44,543
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 85
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $9.95 - $18.64
Hourly Tips $8.33
Overtime $13.71 - $27.96
Annual Data $0$44K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,005
Commission $0.00 - $10,196
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$21,231 - $44,543
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 390

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Job Description for Retail Supervisor

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Retail Supervisor Tasks

  • Lead and organize activities of sales associates
  • Manage and stock inventory at specified levels
  • Ensure monthly sales quota of the branch is met

Common Career Paths for Retail Supervisor


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Advancing into a Retail Store Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Retail Supervisors, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $41K per year. It is quite typical for Retail Supervisors to transition into roles as Retail Store Assistant Managers or Retail Managers, where reported median earnings are $3K and $10K higher per year.

Retail Supervisor Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Retail Supervisor


Best Buy, Cost Plus Inc., The Home Depot Inc., Ross Stores, Inc, and CVS / Pharmacy are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Retail Supervisors. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $44K. Retail Supervisors will also find cushy salaries at Best Buy (+$38K), Visionworks (+$37K), and Crossmark Sales and Marketing (+$35K).

Also approaching the lower end are Ross Stores, Inc at $23K, Kohl's Department Stores Inc at $24K, and CVS / Pharmacy at $26K.

Popular Skills for Retail Supervisor


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Inventory Management, Operations Management, Training, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Team Leadership, Sales, and Customer Service. The majority of those who know Customer Service also know Sales Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Retail Supervisor

Pay by Experience for a Retail Supervisor has a positive trend. An entry-level Retail Supervisor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 229 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Retail Supervisor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 163 salaries. An experienced Retail Supervisor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 106 salaries. A Retail Supervisor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 37 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $29,536

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

Portland offers some of the highest pay in the country for Retail Supervisors, 28 percent above the national average. Retail Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+26 percent), Seattle (+25 percent), Las Vegas (+24 percent), and New York (+19 percent). Houston is the lowest-paying area, 14 percent south of the national average.

Retail Supervisor Reviews

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

Retail Supervisor in Woburn:
Pros: Management duties. Flexibility. Customers.
Cons: Drama and excuses. No coverage when needed.

Retail Supervisor in Port Elizabeth:
"Natural Retail Supervisor."
Pros: Mostly I like my job because everyday I get to meet different people which is nice. Having the attitude of a real business man is my strong asset.
Cons: When people talk badly with you and make you feel like you don't do your job correctly and to be fired for stock losses.

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Key Stats for Retail Supervisor

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 91 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Retail Supervisor Salaries

▲11%

▲11%

National Average
$30,000

▼2%

▼9%

Skills That Affect Retail Supervisor Salaries

Inventory Management
▲11%

Operations Management
▲6%

Training
▼0%

National Average
$30,000





Sales
▼7%

Team Leadership
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 33%
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