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Store Manager

Find out how to become a store manager and work in the retail industry. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Store Manager is $50,602 - 70,000 annually


Retail managers work in retail settings and manage the operations of a range of retail services including staff management, stock control and security. Employment for store managers to 2019 is expected to show moderate growth over the next 5 years. Employment in this very large occupation (231,000 in 2017) remained stable over the last 5 years.

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Key skills

Store managers are responsible for the smooth and safe running of retail outlets. They deal with stock control, staffing, budgets and customer satisfaction.

  • Marketing and promotional activities related to an individual retail outlet or chain
  • Managing stock control processes and keeping accurate records
  • Taking responsibility for marketing and purchase policies
  • Ensuring that customers receive excellent service and advice
  • Recruiting, supervising and training staff
  • Making sure that all legal requirements are met, including health and safety requirements

Quick facts

Working as a store manager gives you the opportunity to make the most of your personal skills whilst demonstrating your understanding of sales and marketing issues.

  • Average Hours Worked
    44 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Retail trade; accommodation and food services; and other industries
  • Average qualification level
    20.5% Certificate III/IV

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from payscale.com.au and the Australian Government's joboutlook.gov.au - 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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