Mid-Career Department Manager, Retail Store Salary

Median pay for Mid-Career Retail Department Managers lies in the neighborhood of $15.00 per hour. Cash earnings of Mid-Career Retail Department Managers can occasionally include $3K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $24K to almost $50K. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Mid-Career Retail Department Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. A strong majority receive medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision plans. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$29,714 - $65,680
$30K
$42K
$66K
MEDIAN: $42,290
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,714 - $65,680  
   
Bonus
$194.89 - $3,102  
Profit Sharing
$296.96 - $2,959  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,213  
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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$24,078 - $50,286  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 150
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.00 - $20.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.38  
Overtime
$15.81 - $31.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$194.89 - $3,102  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,213  
Profit Sharing
$296.96 - $2,959  
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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$24,078 - $50,286  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 479

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Mid-Career Retail Department Managers flock to Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Lowe's Companies, Inc, Bed Bath & Beyond Inc, and H&M Hennes & Mauritz Inc., highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Saks Fifth Avenue attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $70K. Other big spenders include Nordstrom, Inc., Bed Bath & Beyond Inc, and H&M Hennes & Mauritz Inc., top-paying firms where Mid-Career Retail Department Managers see paychecks nearing $61K, $48K, or $44K.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc pays significantly less than other places with a median salary of $27K, 159 percent less than the top paying company. Petco Animal Supplies, Inc., Safeway, Inc. and The Home Depot Inc. are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $28K, $31K, and $33K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,924

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Mid-Career Retail Department Managers, 59 percent higher than the national average. Mid-Career Retail Department Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Tampa (+25 percent), Chicago (+20 percent), Houston (+16 percent), and Dallas (+12 percent). Falling short of the national average by 7 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Charlotte. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Columbus and Atlanta (7 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Department Manager, Retail Store

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 98 votes.
5-9 years
77%
10-19 years
23%
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Skills That Affect Department Manager, Retail Store Salaries

Operations Management
▲18%

▲9%


▲8%


▲4%


Customer Service Metrics
▲3%


National Average
$34,000

▼1%




Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 98 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 18%