District Manager, Retail Salary

With slightly less than three-fifths of Retail District Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $47K to $117K per year and averages out to $70K annually. Total cash compensation to Retail District Managers bottoms out near $47K and approaches $117K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $25K from bonuses and almost $29K from profit sharing. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the specific employer, but geography and years of experience are influential factors as well. Work is enjoyable for Retail District Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Men make up a slight majority of Retail District Managers (54 percent) who responded to the survey. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,050 - $102,971
(Median)
$45K
$70K
$100K
MEDIAN: $70,466
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50%
90%

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$11.89 - $28.25
(Median)
$12
$16
$28
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,050 - $102,971  
   
Bonus
$1,530 - $24,953  
Profit Sharing
$1,012 - $29,233  
Commission
$0.00 - $22,136  
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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$46,685 - $117,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,185
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.89 - $28.25  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.47  
Overtime
$9.02 - $34.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,530 - $24,953  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $22,136  
Profit Sharing
$1,012 - $29,233  
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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$46,685 - $117,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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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

  • 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 advance into the role of a VP of Operations are fairly uncommon. VPs of Operations on average earn $123K per year. Going from Retail District Manager to Regional Retail Manager is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Regional Retail Managers is $72K. Many others choose to work as Regional Sales Managers, where pay is typically $84K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for District Manager, Retail


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Retail District Managers include Dollar General Corporation, Starbucks Corporation, Family Dollar Stores Inc, Speedway SuperAmerica LLC, and Advance Auto Parts, Inc. Although Sears Holdings Corporation heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $114K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $30K to $148K. Other leaders in compensation levels are CVS Caremark Corporation at $106K, Bed Bath & Beyond Inc at $91K, and Family Dollar Stores Inc, where Retail District Managers annually earn $89K.

Speedway SuperAmerica LLC offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $57K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $46K to $80K. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Goodwill Industries at $59K, Rue21, Inc. at $64K, and Dollar Tree Stores Inc, where $76K is the norm.

Popular Skills for District Manager, Retail


Retail District Managers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Profit & Loss Statements, Financial Analysis, Human Resources, and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 15 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Inventory Management, Hiring, and Training Management. Most people experienced in Leadership also know Operations Management 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 Retail District Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $63K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $73K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $81K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $87K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,623

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

With a pay rate for Retail District Managers that is 35 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Retail District Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+19 percent), Seattle (+17 percent), Boston (+10 percent), and Orlando (+10 percent). The lowest-paying market is Tampa, which sits 6 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects District Manager, Retail Salaries



National Average
$76,000



Skills That Affect District Manager, Retail Salaries

Profit & Loss (P&L) Statements
up arrow 15%


Human Resources
up arrow 3%

People Management
up arrow 2%

Leadership
up arrow 2%

Operations Management
up arrow 2%

Team Leadership
up arrow 1%

Merchandising
0%

National Average
$76,000

Sales Management
up arrow 1%

Recruiting
up arrow 1%

Sales
up arrow 2%

Training
up arrow 3%


Hiring
up arrow 14%

Inventory Management
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 272 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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