When you accept a position as assistant manager at Wal-Mart, you're accepting a job that includes a multitude of tasks. In addition to managing a department of people, each with a unique personality and work style, you are responsible for keeping up-to-date sales information for your area, ordering merchandise and even stocking the shelves. While the annual salary won't make you rich, the job will provide you with plenty of opportunity to prove yourself.
The median average income for a Wal-Mart assistant manager is $22 per hour, or $45,760 a year. In addition, you have access to health benefits and a company match of stock purchases. There is a small employee discount given on purchases you make in the store.
Assistant managers are eligible for annual bonuses based on performance. At time of publication, those bonuses are averaging $3,600 per year.
In addition to the company matching a portion of your Wal-Mart stock purchases, it also awards some assistant managers with nominal stock bonuses in the $300 range.
You need not hold a college degree in order to become an assistant manager at Wal-Mart. In fact, you can build the foundation of a career upon your experience as assistant manager. If you are able to use the position to illustrate your leadership ability, it can become a springboard to other positions within the company.
According to Career Leak, a web site that offers an insider's view of specific career fields, work conditions at Wal-Mart can be challenging. The company mandates that continual training and OSHA standards be rigorously adhered to. You must manage a rotating-door of employees, many of whom are unhappy with their jobs. You'll be expected to lift heavy boxes, to stand for hours and to pitch in when anyone else needs help.
- Photo Credit BananaStock/BananaStock/Getty Images
What Does an Assistant Manager Do?
We've all heard the term "assistant manager," but many of us don't know what being an assistant manager really entails. This position...
The Average Salary of a Starbucks Store Manager
A career at Starbucks could be worth more than one of the coffee chain's employee benefits: a free bag of coffee each...
The Average Salary of a Retail Store Manager
Retail store managers oversee store operations and employees. They work to motivate sales associates to meet goals and promote the highest level...
The Average Salary of Wal-Mart Managers
Wal-Mart managers serve as the leaders of the company’s 11,000 stores in 27 countries. These professionals oversee the management team, providing direction...
What is the Average Salary of Assistant Branch Managers?
Assistant branch management positions are typically second-level managers within a bank branch. These individuals assist with running the branch by directing tellers...
How to Get Into the Wal-Mart Management Training Program
With close to 9,000 stores worldwide, Wal-Mart affords many opportunities to aspiring managers. Founded in 1962, this global giant offers a management...
The Average Salary of Dollar General Management
In June 2011, managers for the national discount retail chain, Dollar General, earned average salaries from $21,578 for assistant managers to $64,500...
The Average Walgreens Assistant Manager Salary in Florida
Assistant managers at Walgreens and other retail stores are typically first-line supervisors of retail workers in their store. Typical duties include budgeting,...
Job Responsibilities for Walmart Employees
Everyone has heard the name Walmart or has seen their numerous commercials on television, advertising their "roll back" prices. What you might...