Store Manager

It's about more than the store. The life of a store manager is about the people you employ and the customers you serve.

Overview

Store managers are responsible for the general management of a retail store. That could mean one store in a chain of thousands or a stand-alone retail establishment. Regardless of the size of the parent company a store manager's primary purpose is to ensure that a store's operations run smoothly. This includes: hiring, firing, scheduling and training of staff; inventory management, sourcing/ordering and forecasting; daily, weekly and/or monthly sales and operations reporting; mastering all roles necessary to keep the store running smoothly so they can fill in for anyone needing a break, calling in sick, etc. While most companies do not look for their store managers to have a specific educational background, some say they prefer candidates that have a college degree. Far more important to most companies are the skills you have acquired through many years of retail experience, your ability to lead and your attention to detail.See Job Listings Get Job Alerts

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Pros
  • great benefits
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  • employee discount
Cons
  • upper management
  • store managers
  • long hours
  • Median Salary
  • Number of Jobs
  • Unemployment Rate

Demographics

Salary Range

Below is the expected Store Manager salary range in your area as well as the salary range in top paying cities.

Median Salary
Salary Range
National
$45,790
$32k $72k
Washington DC
$52,000
$35k $76k
San Jose, CA
$70,000
$43k $86k
Ann Arbor, MI
$68,000
$62k $74k
Cape Coral, FL
$60,000
$58k $62k

Top Paying Companies

Store Manager salaries can vary widely across companies. Here are some of the top paying companies you should consider.

1. IKEA

Salary
$142,602
Headquarters
Delft, SW
Size
0+ Employees
Type
Company - Private
Industry
Retail
Revenue
$31B+ (USD) per year

2. PPG

Salary
$109,871
Headquarters
Pittsburgh, PA
Size
41,400+ Employees
Type
Company - Public
Industry
Manufacturing
Revenue
$15B+ (USD) per year

3. Target

Salary
$99,527
Headquarters
Minneapolis, MN
Size
360K+ Employees
Type
Company - Public
Industry
Retail
Revenue
$72B+ (USD) per year

4. Walmart

Salary
$92,338
Headquarters
Bentonville, AR
Size
10,000+ Employees
Type
Company - Public
Industry
Retail
Revenue
$10B+ (USD) per year

5. Giant Food

Salary
$91,490
Headquarters
Hyattsville, MD
Size
27,800+ Employees
Type
Company - Private
Industry
Retail
Revenue
$1B+ (USD) per year

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