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Assistant Store Manager

Find out how to become an assistant store manager in the retail sector. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Assistant Store Manager is $54,200 - 74,900 annually

What does an Assistant Store Manager do?

Assistant store managers report to the general manager of a retail store, and is responsible for monitoring the indoor processes of the business, ensuring systems and tasks are running smoothly.

What are the key skills of an Assistant Store Manager?

Assistant store managers require excellent communication, leadership, and organisational skills to help run the retail business effectively.

  • Ability to delegate tasks effectively and ensure all workflow is handled efficiently by staff
  • Strong leadership skills to assist in the guidance and training of new workers
  • Excellent organisational skills for managing worker schedules, day-to-day priorities and stock
  • Ability to multi-task, switching focus from one job to another
  • Ability to keep calm and level-headed in a high-stress environment
  • Excellent customer service skills for assisting with retail floor responsibilities

How to become an Assistant Store Manager

If you're interested in becoming an Assistant Store Manager, gaining experience in the retail sector is recommended or studying a relevant VET qualification in the industry.

If you want to further consolidate your skills in leading a team and delegation of tasks, studying the BSB50420 - Diploma of Leadership and Management can help refine your skill set for the role of Assistant Store Manager.

Quick facts

Assistant store managers are a sought-after role in a continuously growing industry in Australia. Here are a few more key facts.

Employment for Assistant Store Managers is expected to fall in the next five years. From 205,700 in 2020 to 198,500 jobs by 2025.

  • Average Hours Worked
    47 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 44 hours
  • Main Industries
    Retail trade; accommodation and food services
  • Job Growth
    Expected to fall in the next five years. From 205,700 in 2020 to 198,500 by 2025. 

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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