What is the Average Salary of a Starbucks Store Manager?

By Jay White

June 7, 2015   •   Fact checked by Dumb Little Man

As of mid-2015, the average salary of a Starbucks store manager in the United States can be estimated to be around $48,000 per year. It is important to note that this estimate takes into consideration very basic factors such as regional reported wages and the average length of time a Starbucks employee usually works in non-management roles prior to being promoted.

For the most part, the Starbucks store manager salary can be considered to fall in line with average salaries in similar lines of work, although it is substantially higher in various regions of the U.S. The estimated $48,000 per year does not include bonus pay, which could raise the annual salary by a few thousand dollars.

At the lower end of the Starbucks salary spectrum, store managers in cafes located in southern states may earn closer to $40K per year for their base pay. Aside from geographical location, another factor that commonly impacts the salary of Starbucks managers is the type of store. Although this retail coffee giant does not offer franchises, but some qualified businesses may earn the right to open a small, licensed cafe inside another store. To this effect, some major department stores feature a cozy Starbucks cafe for the convenience of shoppers; managers at these smaller locations may earn less than their counterparts at larger stores.

The bonuses that can be potentially earned by Starbucks store managers can make a huge difference in the amount of take-home pay. This is also the case for baristas; in fact, their potential for earning bonuses are sometimes greater than for managers.

It stands to reason that Starbucks managers in California and Hawaii are more likely to earn higher salaries since the cost of living tends to be greater in those states. When bonuses, benefits and perks are added to the base salary, the earning potential of a Starbucks store manager may jump to $55K per year. To be able to earn such figures, managers should directly contribute to his store’s profitability by finding efficient methods to increase not only sales but also the bottom line of the cafe.

An example of a strategy that a Starbucks manager may apply to increase the bottom line of his or her store would be to ensure that merchandise and supplies are being used responsibly instead of wastefully. Managers who follow these strategies are more likely to increase their take-home pay with company bonuses.

Jay White

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