Department Manager, Retail Store Salary (United States)

A Department Manager, Retail Store earns an average wage of $13.77 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Department Manager, Retail Store Salary (?
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$28,829 - $60,946
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MEDIAN: $40,183
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Department Manager, Retail Store Salary (?
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$9.58 - $18.35
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$28,829 - $60,946  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,144  
Profit Sharing
$112.50 - $2,948  
Commission
$0.00 - $15,281  
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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$21,393 - $51,771  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 768
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.58 - $18.35  
   
Overtime
$12.16 - $27.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,144  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $15,281  
Profit Sharing
$112.50 - $2,948  
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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$21,393 - $51,771  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,409
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Job Description for Department Manager, Retail Store

A department store manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the retail store. They typically report to a regional director or regional manager, who they may interact with on a daily basis or less frequently. They hire and manage store personnel, as well as direct them in carrying out their employer’s vision. They may also be responsible for merchandising, training new employees, and completing scheduling and payroll. Some businesses create sales goals for department managers that must be met on a yearly or monthly basis.
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Department Manager, Retail Store Tasks
  • Manage the selection, training and development of staff; ensure monthly sales quota are met.
  • Sell the organization's products and/or services to new or established customers; handle and resolve escalated customer complaints and issues.
  • Oversee day-to-day retail operations and staff; monitor and prioritize workflow and schedules.
  • Manage and stock inventory at specified levels.

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Pay Difference By Location

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Dallas
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Atlanta
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Orlando
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Austin
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Greenville
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Cincinnati
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National Average
$33,000
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Experience Affects Department Manager, Retail Store Salaries

National Average
$33,000

Skills That Affect Department Manager, Retail Store Salaries

Scheduling
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Leadership
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Inventory Management
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$33,000
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Gender

Female
55%
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Male
45%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 21%
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