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There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being an assistant shop manager. For example, did you know that they make an average of $20.0 an hour? That's $41,604 a year!

What Does an Assistant Shop Manager Do

When it comes to the most important skills required to be an assistant shop manager, we found that a lot of resumes listed 14.6% of assistant shop managers included sales floor, while 7.7% of resumes included payroll, and 6.1% of resumes included company policies. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the assistant shop manager job title. But what industry to start with? Most assistant shop managers actually find jobs in the retail and hospitality industries.

How To Become an Assistant Shop Manager

If you're interested in becoming an assistant shop manager, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 36.6% of assistant shop managers have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 4.6% of assistant shop managers have master's degrees. Even though some assistant shop managers have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become an assistant shop manager. When we researched the most common majors for an assistant shop manager, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or high school diploma degrees. Other degrees that we often see on assistant shop manager resumes include associate degree degrees or diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become an assistant shop manager. In fact, many assistant shop manager jobs require experience in a role such as sales associate. Meanwhile, many assistant shop managers also have previous career experience in roles such as assistant manager or cashier.

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Average Salary$41,604

Assistant Shop Manager Career Paths

Top Careers Before Assistant Shop Manager

Cashier
8.4 %

Top Careers After Assistant Shop Manager

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Average Salary for an Assistant Shop Manager

Assistant Shop Managers in America make an average salary of $41,604 per year or $20 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $44,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $38,000 per year.
Average Salary
$41,604

Best Paying Cities

City
Average Salary
Trumbull, CT
Salary Range36k - 63k$48k$48,248
Lees Summit, MO
Salary Range37k - 58k$47k$46,620
San Antonio, TX
Salary Range32k - 60k$44k$44,197
Coral Gables, FL
Salary Range30k - 59k$43k$42,737
Tacoma, WA
Salary Range34k - 50k$42k$41,759
San Francisco, CA
Salary Range31k - 55k$42k$41,717
$25k
$63k

Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Assistant Shop Manager
Assistant Shop Manager
See's Candies
See's Candies
01/26/2021
01/26/2021
$47,27101/26/2021
$47,271
Assistant Shop Manager Annually***
Assistant Shop Manager Annually***
Sapp Bros., Inc.
Sapp Bros., Inc.
01/21/2021
01/21/2021
$25,00001/21/2021
$25,000
Assistant Shop Manager
Assistant Shop Manager
Driven Brands
Driven Brands
12/03/2020
12/03/2020
$27,13112/03/2020
$27,131
Assistant Shop Manager
Assistant Shop Manager
See's Candies, Inc.
See's Candies, Inc.
03/11/2020
03/11/2020
$43,30503/11/2020
$43,305
Assistant Shop Manager
Assistant Shop Manager
See's Candies, Inc.
See's Candies, Inc.
03/01/2020
03/01/2020
$40,38303/01/2020
$40,383
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Assistant Shop Manager Demographics

Gender

male

64.7 %

female

31.5 %

unknown

3.8 %

Ethnicity

White

64.9 %

Hispanic or Latino

16.9 %

Black or African American

8.7 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

43.5 %

French

9.7 %

German

6.5 %
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Assistant Shop Manager Education

Majors

Business
30.9 %

Degrees

Bachelors

36.6 %

High School Diploma

25.8 %

Associate

19.2 %

Top Colleges for Assistant Shop Managers

1. SUNY College of Technology at Delhi

Delhi, NY • Public

In-State Tuition
$8,360
Enrollment
3,142

2. SUNY Farmingdale

Farmingdale, NY • Public

In-State Tuition
$8,306
Enrollment
9,394

3. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA • Private

In-State Tuition
$55,584
Enrollment
10,764

4. University of Georgia

Athens, GA • Public

In-State Tuition
$11,830
Enrollment
29,474

5. Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN • Public

In-State Tuition
$9,992
Enrollment
33,495

6. Stanford University

Stanford, CA • Private

In-State Tuition
$51,354
Enrollment
7,083

7. Baylor University

Waco, TX • Private

In-State Tuition
$45,542
Enrollment
14,159

8. SUNY College of Technology at Alfred

Alfred, NY • Public

In-State Tuition
$8,570
Enrollment
3,721

9. Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY • Private

In-State Tuition
$51,853
Enrollment
14,759

10. Ball State University

Muncie, IN • Public

In-State Tuition
$9,896
Enrollment
15,529
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Best States For an Assistant Shop Manager

Some places are better than others when it comes to starting a career as an assistant shop manager. The best states for people in this position are Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Hawaii. Assistant shop managers make the most in Rhode Island with an average salary of $55,043. Whereas in New Hampshire and Connecticut, they would average $49,813 and $48,051, respectively. While assistant shop managers would only make an average of $47,803 in Hawaii, you would still make more there than in the rest of the country. We determined these as the best states based on job availability and pay. By finding the median salary, cost of living, and using the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Location Quotient, we narrowed down our list of states to these four.

1. Missouri

Total Assistant Shop Manager Jobs:
932
Highest 10% Earn:
$72,000
Location Quotient:
1.28
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

2. New Hampshire

Total Assistant Shop Manager Jobs:
218
Highest 10% Earn:
$71,000
Location Quotient:
0.93
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

3. Rhode Island

Total Assistant Shop Manager Jobs:
88
Highest 10% Earn:
$86,000
Location Quotient:
0.66
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
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Top Assistant Shop Manager Employers

1. The Body Shop
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$36,538
Assistant Shop Managers Hired: 
68+
2. See's Candies
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$42,780
Assistant Shop Managers Hired: 
22+
3. Circuit City
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$42,244
Assistant Shop Managers Hired: 
11+
4. TravelCenters of America
4.2
Avg. Salary: 
$55,623
Assistant Shop Managers Hired: 
10+
5. Delta Sonic Car Wash Systems
3.7
Avg. Salary: 
$42,650
Assistant Shop Managers Hired: 
9+
6. Knight Transportation
4.2
Avg. Salary: 
$57,833
Assistant Shop Managers Hired: 
7+
Updated October 2, 2020