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How Much Do Bookstore Managers Earn?

According to the anonymous job site Glassdoor.com, the average salary for a bookstore manager across the United States is $72,682 a year.

The site also breaks out figures from specific companies. Below, we’ve made a list of what managers at different booksellers make–all the figures drawn from anonymous users at Glassdoor.com.

When you are looking for a new job, one of the daunting tasks can be determining your salary requirements. You want to ask for enough to make the job worth your while, but you don’t want to ask for so much that you are not considered. So we’ve begun compiling lists of how much book publishing professionals make per year. Follow this link to find out how much book editors earn. Follow this link to find out how much book publicists earn. Follow this link to find out how much book designers earn. For more details on book store manager salaries, keep reading…

At Barnes & Noble, a store manager earns an average of $66,284 a year. This figure is based on 25 respondents who earn between $30-116,000 a year. Barnes & Noble managers also earn cash and stock bonuses, which amount to an average of $9,833 a year. (This amount is reflected in their average annual salary).

At Books-A-Million, a general manager makes an average of $36,562 a year. This figure is based on 13 respondents who make between $30-51,000 a year. Books-A-Million managers also earn an average of $2,114 a year in cash bonuses, which is included in this average.

At Amazon.com, a manager makes an average of $115,200 a year. This figure is based on 14 respondents, who make between $50-135,000 a year. Amazon.com managers also earn an average of $32,317 a year in cash and stock bonuses, which bumps up their average annual salary.

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