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Area Manager, Retail Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Area Manager, Retail is $52,245 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. A skill in Sales Management is associated with high pay for this job.
Area Manager, Retail Salary (?
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$33,771 - $77,075
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MEDIAN: $52,244
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Area Manager, Retail Salary (?
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$9.98 - $22.20
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$33,771 - $77,075  
   
Bonus
$-0.47 - $15,658  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,128  
Commission
$-0.50 - $22,598  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,891 - $85,005  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 276
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.98 - $22.20  
   
Overtime
$5.03 - $26.12  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$-0.47 - $15,658  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $22,598  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,128  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,891 - $85,005  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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Job Description for Area Manager, Retail

The retail area manager oversees and directs other employees, typically in one section or department of the retail store. This professional handles a number of managerial responsibilities, such as directing workers to perform tasks, assigning individuals to specific areas of the retail space, training new hires, holding interviews for prospective workers, and providing feedback and help for employees as needed. The retail area manager is also responsible for ensuring work in their area of responsibility is completed efficiently, as well as implementing new procedures or methods to increase productivity. They generally reports to the store manager, although they may report to the general manager on occasion (such as a biweekly or monthly basis) to report on how the store is doing, improvements being made, and suggestions for future growth. The retail area manager may be promoted to the store manager, and then further promoted to regional manager, based on performance and how long the employee has been with the company.
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Area Manager, Retail Tasks
  • Communicate and enforce corporate policies and procedures.
  • Review store budget, sales, and activity reports to evaluate store performance.
  • Direct daily operations of retail stores in a geographic area, monitoring sales, expenditures, and store activities.
  • Hire and train store managers, oversee promotion, transfer, and discipline of employees.

Common Career Paths for Area Manager, Retail

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Pay by Experience Level for Area Manager, Retail

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Dallas
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Houston
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National Average
$54,000
Phoenix
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Orlando
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Experience Affects Area Manager, Retail Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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National Average
$54,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Area Manager, Retail Salaries

National Average
$54,000
Operations Management
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
53%
female alumni
 
Male
47%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 16%