District Manager, Retail Salary

Retail District Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and close to three-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $71K annually, but may range from $46K to $117K per year. Overall compensation packages to Retail District Managers range from $46K on the low end to $117K on the high end; this includes bonuses that peak near $24K and profit sharing that approaches $20K, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $24K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the specific employer, though geography and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Job satisfaction for Retail District Managers is high. Men make up a slight majority of Retail District Managers (56 percent) who responded to the survey. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,660 - $105,194
$46K
$71K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,247
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50%
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$13.22 - $30.88
$13
$18
$31
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,660 - $105,194  
   
Bonus
$1,670 - $24,322  
Profit Sharing
$506 - $20,226  
Commission
$0.00 - $24,172  
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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$46,263 - $117,053  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,389
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.22 - $30.88  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.46  
Overtime
$10.91 - $47.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,670 - $24,322  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $24,172  
Profit Sharing
$506 - $20,226  
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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$46,263 - $117,053  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 43

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Job Description for District Manager, Retail

Retail district managers ensure that the retail stores they oversee run smoothly and meet established sales goals. They must continuously communicate with managers at their stores and corporate office, such as on strategies to drive sales, new products and inventory needs. Retail district managers may directly train store managers in their district on sales strategies, brand standards and product knowledge. Additionally, they may work with human resources staff to interview, hire and fire store managers and/or assistant store managers.

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District Manager, Retail Tasks

  • Monitor sales and operations at retail stores within a region to ensure sales targets are met.
  • Hire, train, and supervise store managers in the region.
  • Manage store inventory, adjusting inventory at each store depending on market trends and sales performance.

Common Career Paths for District Manager, Retail


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For Retail District Managers, progressing to a VP of Operations role may result in a significant raise. On average, a VP of Operations can earn $124K annually. Becoming a Regional Retail Manager is, more often than not, the most common role that Retail District Managers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A median salary for a Regional Retail Manager is $72K. Another frequent advance is for Retail District Managers to assume a Regional Sales Manager role; in this role, workers often take home $84K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for District Manager, Retail


Many Retail District Managers can be found at Dollar General Corporation, Starbucks Corporation, Dollar Tree Stores Inc, Speedway SuperAmerica LLC, and Goodwill Industries, firms that are at the top of the field. Sears Holdings Corporation offers the largest salaries in town ($114K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $30K to $148K. Retail District Managers will also find cushy salaries at CVS Caremark Corporation (+$106K), Bath & Body Works Inc (+$87K), and Aldi, Inc. (+$86K).

Considering that the median salary at Goodwill Industries is a shallow $59K, it is not surprising that this employer ranks last in compensation relative to (and far behind) other companies in the same line of work — their median pay is about half the top paying employer's rate. Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Speedway SuperAmerica LLC ($66K), AutoZone, Inc. ($67K), and Advance Auto Parts, Inc. ($70K).

Popular Skills for District Manager, Retail


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Human Resources, Leadership, People Management, and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Business Development as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Profit & Loss Statements and Hiring also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Leadership are similarly competent in Operations Management and Sales Management.

Pay by Experience Level for District Manager, Retail

Pay by Experience for a District Manager, Retail has a positive trend. An entry-level District Manager, Retail with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 380 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A District Manager, Retail with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 452 salaries. An experienced District Manager, Retail which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 624 salaries. A District Manager, Retail with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 315 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,726

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

For Retail District Managers, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 34 percent above the national average. Retail District Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+28 percent), Salt Lake City (+28 percent), Dallas (+19 percent), and Houston (+16 percent). Portland is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 11 percent.

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Key Stats for District Manager, Retail

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 184 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects District Manager, Retail Salaries

▲14%

▲7%

National Average
$76,000

▼2%

▼15%

Skills That Affect District Manager, Retail Salaries


▲4%



National Average
$76,000




▼2%


▼3%

▼6%


Profit & Loss (P&L) Statements
▼19%

Hiring
▼19%

Business Development
▼37%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 184 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 15%
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