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Salary Expectations Retail

my significant other is currently fighting their way up the retail ladder and never completed their college diploma. They are currently an Associate/Assistant Store Manager at a store doing over 1M$ a year.

Any ideas on going salary for a high end retailer as the store manager in a major shopping center?
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As a store manager in your typical shopping mall store? About $30k-$40k. Enough for a modest living. The variance is huge... It depends on the size of store and company.

I know fast food store managers get $35k-$40k/yr if they run the whole shop. e.g. 1 step below the franchisee... the right hand man of the store so to speak.
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depend on store..i know a friend who general manager at a big box retail and he making almost 6 figure, but he work 7 days a week almost..
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assistant managers starting salary at walmart is around 50k. store managers make closer to 100k depending on how well the store is doing
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badsha wrote: assistant managers starting salary at walmart is around 50k. store managers make closer to 100k depending on how well the store is doing
100k for store manager at wall mart :lol: . Time to quit engineering and work in Walmart i guess.
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ironbrah wrote: 100k for store manager at wall mart :lol: . Time to quit engineering and work in Walmart i guess.
one store manager per walmart store, how many walmarts are there in canada? How many engineers making 100k are there in a Canada?

No thanks, I'll stick to STEM.
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unowned wrote: one store manager per walmart store, how many walmarts are there in canada? How many engineers making 100k are there in a Canada?

No thanks, I'll stick to STEM.
Trust me on this one dude. Assistant managers start betwene 50k & 60k. Co-manager make between 60 & 75k and store managers make even more...
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badsha wrote: Trust me on this one dude. Assistant managers start betwene 50k & 60k. Co-manager make between 60 & 75k and store managers make even more...
Walmart does pay its store managers pretty good - average in the US is $92,462; Costco pays even more. Still, I think unowned is correct, there are many more STEM jobs and you don't need to deal with the politics of being a store manager and still make more money.
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Pretty good estimates here 50-60k is about right, 70 with good experience and over 1M weekly sales.

Hopefully she has the opportunity to be a store manager...the ones I know worked like a dog when they were assistants.

I know lack of higher education and higher salaries become a discussion but opportunities for these types of jobs and people with the skill sets for them are not as common as one would think.
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coolspot wrote: you don't need to deal with the politics of being a store manager and still make more money.
Clearly you have not worked in typical engineering office for fortune 500. If there could be more politics I would running for senate.
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ironbrah wrote: Clearly you have not worked in typical engineering office for fortune 500. If there could be more politics I would running for senate.
Thankfully I've been lucky not to deal with too much treachery in my job; and when there is I usually have a way of silencing the critics :D
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badsha wrote: Trust me on this one dude. Assistant managers start betwene 50k & 60k. Co-manager make between 60 & 75k and store managers make even more...
This ^
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Walmart retail managers do make a lot of money. EAsily $100k + bonus for the store manager. I imagine district managers make a lot more.
But its a different type of retail beast.

Think of it this way... They get paid in relation to what they do. Sure they are a manager at a 'crummy ghetto retail store'. But that store is a business that pulls in $50,000,000 per year in sales easily. Each store employs hundreds of people... and at minimum at least a dozen management staff. I imagine each department has at least 1 manager and a few supervisors.

Its a big operation!
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Wow becoming a store manager at Walmart seems like a good alternative to being an engineer now and days lol. If you already have education not to big a deal really should be easy to pull in at least 80k as a Peng with a few years experience. But maybe we should be telling younger generations work for Walmart is the way to go don't bother with post secondary Ed lol.
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No Frills wrote: Pretty good estimates here 50-60k is about right, 70 with good experience and over 1M weekly sales.

Hopefully she has the opportunity to be a store manager...the ones I know worked like a dog when they were assistants.

I know lack of higher education and higher salaries become a discussion but opportunities for these types of jobs and people with the skill sets for them are not as common as one would think.
Currently an assistant making 50k in a 10 000 sq.ft store. New store would be the manager in a much smaller (2000 sq ft store)...trying to get an idea about potential salary

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