We have 12,770 Assistant Manager jobs nationwide. The average Assistant Manager salary is $30,000 annually, -$33K (70%) less than the average national salary. Statistically, Assistant Managers are very happy with their career.
"A store manager assumes a great deal of the day-to-day operations of a business. The manager typically hires and manages a sales and inventory staff, oversees daily deposits and often is required to open and close the store. Sales records, inventory control, ordering supplies and customer service usually add to the daily responsibilities. While the job can be overwhelming, there are various advantages to taking the helm as a store manager. As a store manager, you have the opportunity to wear a number of hats and maintain flexibility in your duties. In addition to managing the staff, you are responsible for financial accounting at the end of your shift. You may be required to order inventory and keep track of sales to ensure you have sufficient products on hand. You interact with customers, helping solve problems when they occur. You often play a role in settling disputes among the staff. As a leader, you set the tone for the operations, making it a more enjoyable place for you to work as well."
"Assistant managers are the lifeblood of any organization. Although a fantastic general manager may be in place, he should be focused on larger issues -- such as business planning -- as opposed to daily operational matters. The best assistant managers are coaches, leaders and mentors to their subordinates. At the same time, the smart general manager uses her quality assistant for advice and support, delegating to him the latitude required to succeed with everyday business."