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Assistant Manager

What can I earn as an Assistant Manager?

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The most common salary for an Assistant Manager is between $50k and $60k
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Duration 3 mths
21 institutions offering this qualification
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Duration 12 wks
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How do Assistant Managers rate their role?

Latest reviews from 11 Assistant Managers surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
3.8
Job satisfaction
4.4
Career progression opportunities
3.8
Job security
4.5
Pay / Salary
3.9
Variety of work
4.5

Latest reviews

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Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Hotel Management
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Front office
The good things
As Assistant Manager of Hotels I can make people dreams come true!! That’s is priceless
The challenges
Shift work is the big challenge for me
Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Paint
The good things
Some of the tasks and expectations of an Assistant Manager can be quite challenging but do help in your development and confidence.
The challenges
Having to fix problems for staff when they can fix it with a little thought. Getting in earn and leaving later to set up and close the store.
Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate IV in Business Management
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Retail sales
The good things
Your team is the most important part of your role. Your success is only measured through the success of your team. Coaching and development your team is the key to success.
The challenges
Retail management throws many challenges at you that requires a high level of organisation and time management skills. An eye for detail and a monotonous approach each day to hold high standards. A ro...
Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Commerce
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Business Banking
The good things
As an Assistant Manager, you get the opportunity to have a feel of the relationship manager's job but you are not the main portfolio owner. This gives you the chance to find out whether the role suits...
The challenges
You do not own a portfolio of customers and you work under a relationship manager which means that you are not the main decision maker within the team. Hence you will need to have the ability to influ...
Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate IV in Business
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Tyres and mechabnical
The good things
The good things about my job is the satisfaction of feeling achievement through customer feedback and my employers appreciation shown for the hard work and effort put in when times are busy. I also en...
The challenges
Difficult customers can be a real challenge and logistics of stock and freight
Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
NA
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Hospitality
The good things
Being an Assistant Manager gave me skills to manage/work with different people, learn new skills & be able to teach others. It was satisfying work, you get out what you put in.
The challenges
Everyone is different & I think that was a challenge when it comes to managing people. There is no one way to do it
Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
maste of professional hospitality management
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
hospitality managememt
The good things
Effective liaison job skills between the manager and working staff. Good communication skills among customers. Professional computer skills. Good timing management.
The challenges
Be patient, and have a good understanding of different groups of people. Think of the problems what might be happening ahead.
Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Chartered Accountant
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Accounting Advisory
The good things
Learn how to Hanle small/medium teams, front face to client interaction and brefing the projects to senior managers. Gateway to managerial skills. Buil up maturity to have worklife balance.
The challenges
Good command on soft skills. Updated on current regulations & laws. Better understanding of Business. Handling team members & leading the projects
Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Higher School Certificate
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Electrical wholesaling
The good things
Having a lot of responsibility for the day to day running of a successful wholesaler has a fair amount of satisfaction. Basically leading your team and getting wins is extremely satisfying.
The challenges
Having to meet strict targets and budgets can be a challenge but also satisfying when you hit these targets. You need to be able to multi task effectively and be prepared to be in high demand from lot...
Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Completed High School (Year 12)
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Retail management
The good things
Team work Fast paced environment Communication Organization Training new team members
The challenges
Training new team members One on one catch up with team members Hiring new team members Performance management
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Working hours for Assistant Managers

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Often
Overtime
Weekends
Shift work
Late nights
Source: SEEK Role Reviews from 11 Assistant Managers

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