Updated August 18, 2021
Average Store Manager Salary
$45,000 yearly
$21.78 hourly

Entry level Salary
$29,000 yearly
10 %
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PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$68,000$5,667$33
75th Percentile$56,000$4,667$27
25th Percentile$36,000$3,000$17
10th Percentile$29,000$2,417$14

Average Store Manager Salary By State

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Store Manager average salary by State

StateAvg. salaryHourly rateJob Count
District of Columbia$57,092$27.45461
New Hampshire$51,753$24.88722
New Jersey$61,943$29.782,983
New Mexico$37,418$17.99606
New York$58,982$28.365,400
North Carolina$46,130$22.184,393
North Dakota$37,837$18.19384
Rhode Island$67,550$32.48416
South Carolina$42,920$20.632,098
South Dakota$44,836$21.56282
West Virginia$35,343$16.99815

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Highest Paying Cities For Store Manager

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CityAvg. salaryHourly rate
Edison, NJ$61,765$29.69
New York, NY$59,105$28.42
Washington, DC$57,105$27.45
Columbia, MD$56,576$27.20
Boston, MA$52,538$25.26
San Francisco, CA$51,888$24.95

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How much does a Store Manager make?

  • The average Store Manager makes $45,307 in the United States.
  • The average hourly pay for a Store Manager is $21.78.
  • The average entry-level Store Manager salary is $29,000.
  • Highest paying states for Store Manager are Delaware ($67,717), Rhode Island ($67,550), New Jersey ($67,717) and New York ($67,717).
  • Highest paying cities for Store Manager are Edison, NJ ($61,765), New York, NY, Washington, DC, Columbia, MD and Boston, MA.
  • Store Managers on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $29,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $68,000.
  • The best-paid 25% made $56,000 that year, while the lowest-paid 25$ made $36,000
  • Industries with the highest Store Manager salaries are Retail, Manufacturing and Hospitality.

Average Store Manager Salary Over Time

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    YearAvg. salaryHourly rate% Change

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Regional Operation Manager

    Avg. salary: $76,481

    A regional operation manager is in charge of overseeing multiple stores or warehouses in a particular region, ensuring efficiency and profitability. Their responsibilities typically revolve around setting sales targets, devising marketing and workforce management strategies, and gathering extensive data to produce progress reports and presentations. They must also address issues and concerns, dealing and resolving them in a timely and professional manner. Furthermore, as a regional operation manager, it is essential to lead and encourage the workforce, all while implementing the company's policies and regulations.
    335,812 Regional Operation Manager Jobs
    Retail Operation Manager

    Avg. salary: $82,080

    A retail operation manager is a professional who is responsible for managing the daily operations of retail stores while maintaining their physical space tidy and organized. Retail operation manager must ensure proper staffing at all stores as well as train employees to enhance their job performance and retention. They are required to conduct inventory analysis to ensure optimal stock levels. Retail operation managers must also visit retail locations so that they can evaluate the sales performance and level of customer satisfaction of each store.
    360,008 Retail Operation Manager Jobs
    Area Operations Manager

    Avg. salary: $60,762

    In an organization, an area operations manager takes responsibility in every aspect of safety and health. The area operations managers report and oversee the performance of individuals and teams within the enterprise. They manage corporate activities involving the production of goods and services. The scope of their responsibilities includes business processes, design, plan, performance improvement, control, and operations strategy. They should develop strong communication and negotiation skills, customer awareness, and good motivational skills.
    373,184 Area Operations Manager Jobs
    Restaurant General Manager

    Avg. salary: $54,858

    A restaurant general manager is someone whose responsibility is to handle the daily operations of the restaurant. Restaurant general managers ensure compliance with the overall operations to the company's standards. They oversee the preparation and delivery of products, restaurant repair and maintenance, team management, inventory management, and customer relations. To become a restaurant general manager, one should have excellent customer relations and service skills, and commercial awareness. Good personal skills, flexibility, and strong communication skills are also necessary.
    382,015 Restaurant General Manager Jobs
    District Manager & Store Manager

    Avg. salary: $49,031

    A district manager must make sure that good customer service is delivered to clients, evaluate service quality, and implement corrective action plans when necessary. They manage office operations, carry out appropriate purchases for upgrades while reducing costs, enhance customer service, and work to increase work productivity. They must also provide resource allocation, sales analysis, and revenue generation, as well as conducting audits to observe and enhance general operations.
    345,387 District Manager & Store Manager Jobs
    Multi-Unit Manager

    Avg. salary: $62,380

    A multi-unit manager is responsible for supervising multiple departments and overseeing various process sectors within an organization. Multi-unit managers handle the budget limitations for each unit, allocating adequate resources to support business functions and client requirements. They recruit and train new staff, review compensation details with the human resources department, respond to employees' concerns, and facilitate training and programs that would maximize the staff's productivity and efficiency. A multi-unit manager must have excellent communication and leadership skills, especially in determining and achieving goals for the team and ensuring the highest customer satisfaction.
    334,290 Multi-Unit Manager Jobs
    Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
    Regional Operation Manager$76,481$6,373$36.77335,812
    Retail Operation Manager$82,080$6,840$39.46360,008
    Area Operations Manager$60,762$5,064$29.21373,184
    Restaurant General Manager$54,858$4,572$26.37382,015
    District Manager & Store Manager$49,031$4,086$23.57345,387
    Multi-Unit Manager$62,380$5,198$29.99334,290
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    Which Companies Pay Store Managers The Most?

    To earn a high income as a Store Manager, working for Accenture or PricewaterhouseCoopers might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Ernst & Young and MoneyGram International report highly competitive wages for Store Managers.

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    Recently Added Store Manager Salaries

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    LovepopRetail Keyholder NYCNew York, NY12/31/2021$45,914
    Wegmans Food MarketsRetail Manager-ImmediatelyWashington, DC12/31/2021$39,653
    Goodwill Industries of The Valleys, Inc.Store Manager IIIRoanoke, VA12/31/2021$50,500
    Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc.Store ManagerDenver, CO12/30/2021$45,000
    Schiller Stores, Inc.Store ManagerDenver, CO12/30/2021$42,000
    JD Finish LineStore Management-Citadel, ColoradoColorado Springs, CO12/30/2021$40,000
    Bath and Body WorksStore Manager-Bath & Body Works-Flatiron CrossingBroomfield, CO12/30/2021$52,200
    Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc.Store ManagerWoodland Park, NJ12/30/2021$45,000
    Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc.Store ManagerErie, PA12/30/2021$45,000
    Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc.Store ManagerLAnse, MI12/30/2021$45,000

    Average Store Manager Salary by Demographic

    Store Manager Gender Pay Gap

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    Median Store Manager Income by Race
    Asian Store Managers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or African American Store Managers have the lowest average salary at $37,072.
    Black or African American
    Hispanic or Latino
    Black or African American$37,072
    Hispanic or Latino$38,814
    Average Store Manager Salary by Education Level
    Store Managers with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $60,186 annually. With a Bachelors degree, Store Managers earn a median annual income of $49,695 compared to $42,332 for Store Managers with an Associate degree.
    High School Diploma or Less
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Master's Degree
    High School Diploma or Less$42,230
    Some College/ Associate Degree$42,332
    Bachelor's Degree$49,695
    Master's Degree$60,186

    Store Manager Salaries FAQs

    What retail store pays managers the most?

    Large corporations, like Walmart, pay store managers the most. The average salary for a store manager at Walmart is over $100,000 annually.

    Other large corporations that pay store managers the most include Target, Lowes, and ALDI, all with salaries around $70,000 to $100,000. These retail stores pay the store manager high salaries due to the more complicated store operations that the store manager must run.

    In order to get a store manager jobs that pay these salaries, a person must exhibit high-level leadership qualities, as well as expert customer service skills and a deep understanding of store operations.

    Typically, however, a person will start their career as a store manager in a position that earns closer to $50,000 a year. Then, once they have more experience and demonstrated skills needed to be a high-performing store manager, they will be able to move into these high-paying store manager roles.

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