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District Manager, Retail Salary (United States)

The nationwide average salary for Retail District Managers is $69K per year, but those working at Walgreen Co. can pull down an average $128K. Other big spenders include Sears Holdings Corporation, CVS Caremark Corporation, and Family Dollar Stores Inc, top-paying firms where Retail District Managers see paychecks nearing $114K, $106K, or $88K. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$43,428 - $101,492
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National Salary Data

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$43,428 - $101,492  
   
Bonus
$1,532 - $24,581  
Profit Sharing
$995 - $15,418  
Commission
$0.00 - $22,992  
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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$45,823 - $116,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,988
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$10.00 - $24.31  
   
Overtime
$0.35 - $31.50  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,532 - $24,581  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $22,992  
Profit Sharing
$995 - $15,418  
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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$45,823 - $116,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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Job Description for District Manager, Retail

Retail district managers investigate all complaints and claims against employees and management of the businesses in the districts that they oversee, as well as ensure that operations flow smoothly. If there are any issues, then the retail district manager must smooth them out either through exercising disciplinary action or by providing needed support and resources.
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District Manager, Retail Tasks
  • Manage store inventory, adjusting inventory at each store depending on market trends and sales performance.
  • Hire, train, and supervise store managers in the region.
  • Monitor sales and operations at retail stores within a region to ensure sales targets are met.

Common Career Paths for District Manager, Retail

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Retail District Managers who transition into an upper level VP of Operations role may receive a large increase in pay as the position pays an average $122K per year. 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 typical salary for a Regional Retail Manager is $72K. Another frequent advance is for Retail District Managers to assume an Operations Director role; in this role, workers often take home $85K.

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Popular Skills for District Manager, Retail

Survey takers working as Retail District Managers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Financial Analysis, Human Resources, Operations Management, and Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 10 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Training Management. Those educated in Operations Management tend to be well versed in Leadership and Sales Management.

Pay by Experience Level for District Manager, Retail

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Retail District Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $63K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $73K. Retail District Managers see a median salary of $81K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $87K.

Pay Difference By Location

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Surpassing the national average by 29 percent, Retail District Managers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Retail District Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+22 percent), Miami (+16 percent), Boston (+15 percent), and Orlando (+10 percent). Trailing the national average by 3 percent, Atlanta is the market with the smallest paychecks. Workers in Pittsburgh and Dallas earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (2 percent less).

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Experience Affects District Manager, Retail Salaries

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$75,000

Skills That Affect District Manager, Retail Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
46%
female alumni
 
Male
54%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 11%