Updated December 12, 2022

Average Store Manager Salary

$46,950yearly

$22.57 hourly

Entry level Salary
$30,000 yearly
$30,000
10%
$46,950
Median
$73,000
90%

How much does a Store Manager make?

Store managers make $46,950 per year on average, or $22.57 per hour, in the United States. Store managers on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $30,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $73,000.

Location impacts how much a store manager can expect to make. Store managers make the most in Delaware, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

Highest Paying States For Store Managers

While a store manager can average a salary of $46,950 per year, or $22.57 per hour, there are many opportunities for store managers to make more. For example, in Washington, DC you might make $64,385 per year. Other high-paying locations include New York, NY, San Francisco, CA and Colorado Springs, CO. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Washington, DC where the average starting salary is $37,000. The highest paying states for store managers include Delaware, New York and New Jersey. Meanwhile, Alaska, Maine, and Idaho offer the lowest salaries.
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Store Manager average salary by State

RankStateAvg. SalaryHourly RateJob Count
1Alabama$50,721$24.392,300
2Delaware$62,363$29.98544
3Texas$50,204$24.1410,258
4Connecticut$55,514$26.691,515
5New York$59,890$28.795,400
6New Jersey$58,529$28.142,983
7Maryland$52,110$25.053,068
8Colorado$51,806$24.912,704
9Virginia$52,104$25.054,261
10California$52,606$25.2914,033
11Rhode Island$55,167$26.52416
12District of Columbia$64,345$30.94461
13Tennessee$44,690$21.493,072
14Louisiana$45,604$21.931,612
15North Carolina$45,919$22.084,393
16Massachusetts$51,661$24.843,542
17Washington$49,349$23.733,143
18New Hampshire$48,006$23.08722
19Illinois$45,659$21.955,719
20Ohio$44,635$21.464,226
21Arizona$44,198$21.252,790
22South Carolina$43,523$20.922,098
23Pennsylvania$45,327$21.794,687
24Florida$44,518$21.407,888
25Hawaii$53,842$25.89310
26Wisconsin$42,945$20.652,533
27Georgia$43,527$20.935,366
28Arkansas$40,220$19.341,470
29Oklahoma$43,088$20.721,343
30Nevada$45,805$22.02769
31South Dakota$45,234$21.75282
32Indiana$42,117$20.252,939
33New Mexico$44,932$21.60606
34Kentucky$39,366$18.931,969
35Michigan$41,625$20.013,200
36Montana$43,570$20.95402
37West Virginia$37,272$17.92815
38Minnesota$42,515$20.442,638
39Kansas$39,523$19.001,382
40Mississippi$39,106$18.80971
41Oregon$43,061$20.701,560
42Iowa$38,001$18.271,675
43Missouri$38,881$18.692,671
44Wyoming$37,798$18.17255
45Maine$36,811$17.70557
46Alaska$36,847$17.71334
47North Dakota$35,241$16.94384
48Nebraska$38,448$18.48655
49Utah$34,580$16.631,381
50Idaho$35,935$17.28528
51Vermont$34,541$16.61227

Highest Paying Cities For Store Managers

RankCityAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
1Washington, DC$64,385$30.95
2New York, NY$60,187$28.94
3San Francisco, CA$54,089$26.00
4Colorado Springs, CO$52,439$25.21
5Baltimore, MD$52,310$25.15
6Richmond, VA$51,948$24.98
7Boston, MA$51,461$24.74
8San Antonio, TX$50,680$24.37
9Seattle, WA$49,565$23.83
10Jacksonville, NC$46,314$22.27
11Reno, NV$46,300$22.26
12Philadelphia, PA$45,813$22.03
13Chicago, IL$45,724$21.98
14Albuquerque, NM$44,917$21.59
15Miami, FL$44,916$21.59

Here Are The Five Most In Demand Cities Right Now:

  1. Washington, DC
  2. New York, NY
  3. San Francisco, CA
  4. Colorado Springs, CO
  5. Baltimore, MD

Store Manager Salary by Years of Experience

The salary for a store manager can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. An accountant with 0-2 years of experience earns an average salary of $19,338, a mid-career professional with 3-6 years of experience makes $46,950 a year on average, and a senior level accountant with 7-12 years of experience enjoys an average annual salary of $54,153. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Store Manager Salary By Experience Level

Experience LevelAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
Entry Level$19,300$9.30
Mid Level$29,900$14.36
Senior Level$54,200$26.04

Store Managers Salary Details

Average Store Manager Salary Graph
Average Store Manager Salary Graph, Trends, and Summary

What is a Store Manager's Salary?

PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$73,000$6,083$35
75th Percentile$59,000$4,917$28
Average$46,950$3,913$23
25th Percentile$37,000$3,083$18
10th Percentile$30,000$2,500$14

Highest Paying Types of Store Managers

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
Regional Operation Manager$78,588$6,549$37.78346,480
Retail Operation Manager$76,518$6,377$36.79408,776
Area Operations Manager$49,256$4,105$23.68340,513
Restaurant General Manager$56,521$4,710$27.17339,757
District Manager & Store Manager$37,438$3,120$18.00355,092
Multi-Unit Manager$64,703$5,392$31.11369,227

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. CVS Health Jobs (4,101)
  2. Abercrombie & Fitch Co Jobs (1,816)
  3. AT&T Jobs (2,140)
  4. Rite Aid Jobs (2,465)
  5. T-Mobile Jobs (4,080)

Which Companies Pay Store Managers The Most?

The highest paying companies for store managers are Meta and Google according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like Apple and Pandora report highly competitive wages for store managers.
RankCompanyAverage SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
1Meta$109,619$52.70260
2Google$106,531$51.2243
3Apple$86,581$41.63799
4Pandora$85,480$41.1058
5Talbots$80,575$38.7435
6Forever 21$78,635$37.81104
7Ernst & Young$77,266$37.15739
8RSM US$76,954$37.0012
9Deloitte$76,478$36.773,636
10Kao Brands$76,199$36.63
11Murphy Oil$75,714$36.40
12Salesforce$73,763$35.468
13Huron Consulting Group$70,534$33.919
14Global Partners$70,217$33.7633
15Exxon Mobil$70,127$33.71
16Accenture$69,779$33.55233
17MoneyGram International$69,256$33.301
18Johnson Controls$68,797$33.0838
19GPAC$65,954$31.7121
20Bayer$65,190$31.3411

Store Manager Pay Trends

Average Store Manager Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Store Manager Salary By Year

    YearAvg. SalaryHourly Rate% Change
    2023$46,900$22.57+2.8%
    2022$45,600$21.95-0.1%
    2021$45,700$21.98+0.5%
    2020$45,500$21.87+1.1%
    2019$45,000$21.63+1.6%

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    Store Manager Salaries FAQs

    What State Pays Store Managers The Most?

    Delaware pays Store Managers the most in the United States, with an average salary of $64,345 per year, or $30.94 per hour.

    How Do I Know If I'm Being Paid Fairly As A Store Manager?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Store Manager if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Delaware you should be paid close to $62,363 per year.

    What Type Of Store Manager Gets Paid The Most?

    District Manager gets paid the most. District Manager made a median salary of $96,909. The best-paid 10 percent make $120,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $77,000.

    What Is A Good Starting Salary For A Store Manager?

    A good starting salary for a store manager is $29,000 in the United States. That puts you in the 10th percentile of annual income for a store manager in the U.S., which is about what you would expect if you were new to the field. The average salary for store managers is $46,063, but that normally requires some level of experience to achieve. Furthermore, a good starting salary for a store manager can vary by state.

    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.

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