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District Manager, Retail Salary

Retail District Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with just over a half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $70K annually on average but can range from $46K to $117K per year. Overall cash earnings for Retail District Managers stretch from $46K on the lower end to $117K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $25K from bonuses and $16K from profit sharing. While geography and tenure impact pay for this group, the company is the most influential factor. Men make up a slight majority of Retail District Managers (55 percent) who responded to the survey. Most Retail District Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$43,747 - $101,536
(Median)
$44K
$70K
$100K
MEDIAN: $69,741
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$11.81 - $24.92
(Median)
$12
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,747 - $101,536  
   
Bonus
$1,541 - $24,712  
Profit Sharing
$1,006 - $15,586  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,157  
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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$46,080 - $116,931  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,999
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.81 - $24.92  
   
Overtime
$8.86 - $31.93  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,541 - $24,712  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,157  
Profit Sharing
$1,006 - $15,586  
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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$46,080 - $116,931  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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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 a VP of Operations role may receive large pay increases as the latter 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 median salary for a Regional Retail Manager is $72K. Another frequent advance is for Retail District Managers to assume a Regional Sales Manager role; in this role, workers often take home $84K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for District Manager, Retail


Dominating the field, Dollar General Corporation, Family Dollar Stores Inc, Starbucks Corporation, Advance Auto Parts, Inc., and Speedway SuperAmerica LLC are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Retail District Managers. The biggest paychecks can be found at Sears Holdings Corporation — the median salary there is $114K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $30K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $148K. CVS Caremark Corporation, Family Dollar Stores Inc, and Bath & Body Works Inc also offer top salaries for Retail District Managers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $106K, $89K, and $87K, respectively.

With a median employee salary of $56K, Speedway SuperAmerica LLC pays significantly less than its competitors (less than half of the top paying company's rate). Employees at Goodwill Industries, Rue21, Inc., and Dollar Tree Stores Inc can also expect below-average earnings of $59K, $60K, and $76K.

Popular Skills for District Manager, Retail


Retail District Managers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Profit & Loss Statements, Financial Analysis, Human Resources, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 19 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Training Management and Training. 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.


Retail District Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. 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 $73K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Retail District Managers make a median salary of $80K. 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 $86K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Retail District Managers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 33 percent above the national average. Retail District Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+18 percent), Seattle (+10 percent), Orlando (+10 percent), and Chicago (+7 percent). With compensation 11 percent below the national average, Cleveland is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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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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Operations Management
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Human Resources
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People Management
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Team Leadership
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Leadership
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Merchandising
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Sales Management
0%

Recruiting
0%

National Average
$76,000

Sales
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Training
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Training Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 289 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 11%
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