Store Managers

Military Career

General Information

Description

Store managers provide oversight to the daily functions within a retail facility and make sure stores are stocked and staffed appropriately. They make sure stores operate efficiently so service members can get in, get what they need, and get on with their mission. Typically, anyone working in the store reports to the store manager.

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Work Environment

Store managers work in retail stores or warehouses on land and aboard ships.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Comparable Industries

  • General Merchandise Stores
  • Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only)
  • Clothing Stores
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Military Outlook

Service Branches

Jobs in this career field may be available in other service branches. Call or email a particular branch for more info.

  • Army
  • Marine Corps
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard

Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required
  • Officer
    • Managerial/professional
    • College degree required

Military Workforce

Store Managers in the Military

1,919

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Salary

Average Salary

$87,340

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 51%
  • Associate's degree 18%
  • Less than high school 14%
  • Post-secondary certificate 8%
  • Some college 6%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Military training

Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Job training for store managers primarily consists of on-the-job learning in various training environments. Like other officers, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development. Job-specific training content may include: Accounting and record keepingInventory controlRetail store and warehouse managementPersonnel and office administrationBudget management

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Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Education and Training
  • Administration and Management
  • Sales and Marketing
  • English Language

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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