District Manager, Retail Salary

Slightly less than three-fifths of Retail District Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $47K to $116K per year, and the average comes out to $71K per year. Including potential for bonuses, profit sharing and commission — peaking near $25K, $19K, and $24K, respectively — total cash payment to Retail District Managers can bottom out near $47K or top out at around $116K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the particular firm, followed by the particular city and experience level. Men working as Retail District Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 56 percent. Most Retail District Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$45,830 - $103,761
$46K
$71K
$100K
MEDIAN: $71,327
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$13.09 - $30.20
$13
$17
$30
MEDIAN: $17.03
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,830 - $103,761  
   
Bonus
$1,909 - $24,659  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $18,873  
Commission
$0.00 - $23,742  
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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$46,577 - $116,235  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,361
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.09 - $30.20  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.46  
Overtime
$9.52 - $48.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,909 - $24,659  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $23,742  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $18,873  
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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$46,577 - $116,235  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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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.

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Retail District Managers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a VP of Operations. The average VP of Operations brings home $124K per year. A Regional Retail Manager role is the most common promotion for Retail District Managers moving up the ladder. Pay for this role tends to be $72K per year. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Retail District Managers is a Regional Sales Manager position, where earnings are usually $84K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for District Manager, Retail


Retail District Managers flock to Dollar General Corporation, Starbucks Corporation, Dollar Tree Stores Inc, Speedway SuperAmerica LLC, and Goodwill Industries, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Although Sears Holdings Corporation boasts the highest average salary in town at $114K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $30K or as much as $148K. CVS Caremark Corporation, Bath & Body Works Inc, and Aldi, Inc. are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Retail District Managers earning around $106K, $87K, or $86K at each firm, respectively.

Known for its small paychecks, Goodwill Industries actually ranks last in the field for salary, reporting a median income of $59K — just about half of the top paying company's median. Speedway SuperAmerica LLC, AutoZone, Inc. and Advance Auto Parts, Inc. are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $66K, $67K, and $70K.

Popular Skills for District Manager, Retail


Survey results imply that Retail District Managers deploy a deep pool of skills 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. For most people, competency in Leadership indicates knowledge of 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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $64K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $74K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $81K in this role. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $86K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,908

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

Surpassing the national average by 33 percent, Retail District Managers in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Retail District Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+28 percent), Salt Lake City (+28 percent), Dallas (+18 percent), and Houston (+15 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 173 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
36%
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%


▼4%

▼6%


Hiring
▼19%

Profit & Loss (P&L) Statements
▼20%

Business Development
▼37%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 173 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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