The average pay for an Area Manager, Retail is $52,498 per year.Salary goes up steadily as a this job becomes more experienced. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Sales Management is associated with high pay for this job.
Area Manager, Retail Total Pay (?
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$32,801 - $76,202
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MEDIAN: $52,497
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Area Manager, Retail Total Pay (?
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$9.47 - $19.73
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$32,801 - $76,202  
   
Bonus
$299.00 - $15,303  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,000  
Commission
$387.83 - $13,395  
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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$27,841 - $83,312  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 378
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.47 - $19.73  
   
Overtime
$9.00 - $25.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$299.00 - $15,303  
   
Commission
$387.83 - $13,395  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,000  
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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$27,841 - $83,312  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 378
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Area Manager, Retail
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Area Manager, Retail Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%
Experienced
up arrow 13%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$53,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Area Manager, Retail Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 1%
National Average
$53,000
Training
up arrow 8%
Customer Service
up arrow 36%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 66 votes.
Gender
Female
54%
female alumni
 
Male
46%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
12%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 17%
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