With slightly less than three-fifths of Retail District Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Retail District Managers is $71K per year and can range from $46K on the lower end to $116K per year near the higher end. Overall compensation packages to Retail District Managers range from $46K on the low end to $116K on the high end; this includes bonuses that peak near $25K and profit sharing that approaches $20K, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $24K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the company, but the particular city and experience level are influential factors as well. Men working as Retail District Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 56 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of Retail District Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$45,719 - $103,549
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MEDIAN: $71,467
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,719 - $103,549  
   
Bonus
$1,953 - $24,663  
Profit Sharing
$504 - $19,820  
Commission
$0.00 - $23,784  
Total Pay (?
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$46,220 - $115,849  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,430
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$13.22 - $30.10  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.46  
Overtime
$10.91 - $47.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,953 - $24,663  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $23,784  
Profit Sharing
$504 - $19,820  
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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$46,220 - $115,849  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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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As Retail District Managers transition into upper-level roles such as VP of Operations, they may see a strong upturn in salary. VPs of Operations earn $123K on average per year. The most common career progression for Retail District Managers leads to becoming a Regional Retail Manager, where pay is typically $73K. However, many Retail District Managers also opt to become Regional Sales Managers, a position that pays $84K on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for District Manager, Retail


Dollar General Corporation, Starbucks Corporation, Speedway SuperAmerica LLC, Dollar Tree Stores Inc, and Goodwill Industries are all popular places to work. 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. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Petco Animal Supplies, Inc., CVS Caremark Corporation, and Bath & Body Works Inc, top-paying firms where Retail District Managers rake in a massive $106K, $106K, or $87K, respectively.

With a reported median salary of only $59K, Goodwill Industries easily takes the cake for lowest-paying firm in town; earnings are just about half of the top paying company's median. Other low-paying employers include Speedway SuperAmerica LLC at $66K and Dollar Tree Stores Inc at $72K, though some Retail District Managers there earn up to $110K.

Popular Skills for District Manager, Retail


Retail District Managers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Human Resources, Leadership, People Management, and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Profit & Loss Statements, Hiring, and Inventory Management. Most people 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Retail District Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. 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. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $81K. 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 $87K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,782

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, 35 percent above the national average. Retail District Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+30 percent), Salt Lake City (+28 percent), Dallas (+18 percent), and Houston (+15 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Chicago, 11 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Portland and Nashville (11 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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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 171 votes.
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Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects District Manager, Retail Salaries



National Average
$76,000



Skills That Affect District Manager, Retail Salaries





Operations Management
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$76,000






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Inventory Management
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Hiring
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Profit & Loss (P&L) Statements
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 171 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
22%

Common Health Benefits

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