District Manager, Retail Salary

The national average salary for Retail District Managers is $70K annually; Sears Holdings Corporation pays the most in this field, though, offering a median salary of $114K. Other big spenders include CVS Caremark Corporation, Bed Bath & Beyond Inc, and Family Dollar Stores Inc, top-paying firms where Retail District Managers see paychecks nearing $106K, $90K, or $89K. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$44,422 - $101,356

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$11.94 - $27.05

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,422 - $101,356  
   
Bonus
$1,567 - $24,604  
Profit Sharing
$1,008 - $24,361  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,151  
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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$46,568 - $116,060  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,025
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.94 - $27.05  
   
Overtime
$9.00 - $31.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,567 - $24,604  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,151  
Profit Sharing
$1,008 - $24,361  
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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$46,568 - $116,060  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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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 may progress into high-paying roles like VP of Operations, where median compensation is $122K annually. 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 $83K.

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Popular Skills for District Manager, Retail


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set 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. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Training Management and Training. Those educated in Leadership tend to be well versed in 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $64K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $73K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $81K in this role. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $87K.

Pay Difference by Location


Retail District Managers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 30 percent. Retail District Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+19 percent), Miami (+13 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), and Orlando (+9 percent). Pittsburgh is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 5 percent.

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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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Operations Management
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Team Leadership
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People Management
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Leadership
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National Average
$76,000

Sales Management
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Recruiting
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Merchandising
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Sales
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Training
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 263 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
33%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 11%
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