District Manager, Retail Salary

Retail District Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just under three-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $70K per year, but may range from $47K to $117K per year. Total cash compensation to Retail District Managers approaches anywhere from $47K on the lower end to $117K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $25K from bonuses and upwards of $29K from profit sharing. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the company, followed by the particular city and tenure. Men make up a slight majority of Retail District Managers (54 percent) who responded to the survey. Most Retail District Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$45,050 - $102,971
(Median)
$45K
$70K
$100K
MEDIAN: $70,466
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$11.89 - $28.25
(Median)
$12
$16
$28
MEDIAN: $16.00
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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. A Regional Retail Manager role is the most prevalent career advancement for Retail District Managers. Paychecks for that role are $72K on average. The Regional Sales Manager position is another common transition for Retail District Managers; in this role, salaries are typically at the $84K mark.

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Popular Employer Salaries for District Manager, Retail


Dominating the field, Dollar General Corporation, Starbucks Corporation, Family Dollar Stores Inc, Speedway SuperAmerica LLC, and Advance Auto Parts, Inc. are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Retail District Managers. Although Sears Holdings Corporation leads the field in pay with a median salary of $114K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $30K on the low end all the way up to $148K at the top. Those in search of high salaries should also consider CVS Caremark Corporation, Bed Bath & Beyond Inc, and Family Dollar Stores Inc, top-paying firms where Retail District Managers rake in a massive $106K, $91K, or $89K, respectively.

Speedway SuperAmerica LLC offers the least pay with a median salary of $57K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $80K. A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Goodwill Industries ($59K), Rue21, Inc. ($64K), and Dollar Tree Stores Inc ($76K).

Popular Skills for District Manager, Retail


Survey results imply that Retail District Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. 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 pay less than market rate include Inventory Management, Hiring, and Training Management. The majority of those who know 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $63K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $73K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Retail District Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $81K. Retail District Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $87K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,623

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

Surpassing the national average by 35 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 (+19 percent), Seattle (+17 percent), Boston (+10 percent), and Orlando (+10 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Tampa, 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
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Human Resources
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People Management
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Leadership
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Operations Management
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Team Leadership
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Merchandising
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National Average
$76,000

Sales Management
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Recruiting
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Sales
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Training
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Hiring
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Inventory Management
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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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