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Store Manager Statistics in the US

The average employee age for store managers is 44 years. The store manager workforce reached a whopping 1,584,113 in 2020!

Among store managers, we discovered that 46.4% of them are women, while 50.5% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among store managers is White, which makes up 73.1% of all store managers. Comparatively, there are 12.8% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 6.0% of the Asian ethnicity. Store managers are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, store managers are more likely to find a job in the retail industry.

From where do we know all information about store manager demographics? We analyzed 396,362 store managers resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Store Manager Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as store managers. Keep reading to find out what the results for store managers were.

Store Manager Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among store managers is White, which makes up 73.1% of all store managers. Comparatively, there are 12.8% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 6.0% of the Asian ethnicity.

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  • White, 73.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 12.6%
  • Asian, 6.0%
  • Black or African American, 5.6%
  • Unknown, 2.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Store Managers

The chart below shows that 62.5% of store managers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 6.8% and Arabic is the third-most popular at 4.0%.

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  • Spanish, 62.5%
  • French, 6.8%
  • Arabic, 4.0%
  • German, 3.1%
  • Portuguese, 2.9%
  • Other, 20.7%

Most Common Degree for Store Manager

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for store managers. The most common degree for store managers is bachelor's degree. In fact, 39% of store managers earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 18% and rounding it off is high school diploma with 16%.

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  • Bachelors degree, 39%
  • Associate degree, 18%
  • High School Diploma degree, 16%
  • Diploma degree, 3%
  • Other Degrees, 24%

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Store Manager Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among store managers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Store Manager Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the store manager position over time.


Store Manager Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of store managers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of store managers based on ethnicity and gender.


Number Of Years On The Job For Store Manager

By looking over 396,362 store managers resumes, we figured out that the average store manager enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 34%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Store Manager Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of store manager employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of store managers is 40+ years old, which represents 64% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Store Managers with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, general superintendent and director of plant operations have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Administrative Assistant To General Manager11%85%
Manager Stylist13%83%
Alteration Manager15%82%
Store Manager50%46%
District Commercial Superintendent90%2%
Director Of Plant Operations93%4%
General Superintendent94%3%
General Superintendent
Director Of Plant Operations
District Commercial Superintendent
Store Manager
Alteration Manager
Manager Stylist
Administrative Assistant To General Manager

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Store Managers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to store managers.

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Job Titleascdesc
Engineering Manager15.08%
Store Manager17.88%
Chief Executive Officer/Partner18.57%
Director Of Front Office21.82%
Advertising Manager25.47%
Rehab Director28.57%
Director Of Residential Services29.21%

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How Much Do Women Make Compared To Men As Store Manager?

Male Income
Female Income

Store Manager Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and White men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Store Manager Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
High School Diploma or Less$45,931
Some College/ Associate Degree$49,108
Bachelor's Degree$54,779
Master's Degree$65,795

Store Manager Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

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Where Do Store Managers Earn The Most?

The map here shows where store managers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Store Managers Located?

By looking through more than 396,362 resumes, we found that the most popular places for store managers are NY, New York and TX, Houston.

Number of Store Managers

Where Are Store Managers In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country store managers are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Store Manager Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ store managers. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most store managers is the retail industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire store managers.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Store Manager Work In

Employees with the store manager job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most store managers prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ store managers. Those industries include retail, hospitality and manufacturing.

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