District Manager, Retail Salary

Sears Holdings Corporation lures Retail District Managers with larger-than-average paychecks: Retail District Managers at this company make a median salary of $114K, much more than the $70K annually-national average for those in this area of work. Also paying near the top of the field are CVS Caremark Corporation at $106K, Bed Bath & Beyond Inc at $90K, and Family Dollar Stores Inc, where Retail District Managers annually earn $89K. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,156 - $101,700
(Median)
$44K
$70K
$100K
MEDIAN: $69,770
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$11.88 - $25.06
(Median)
$12
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,156 - $101,700  
   
Bonus
$1,541 - $24,740  
Profit Sharing
$1,009 - $24,240  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,044  
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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$46,228 - $116,886  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,022
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $25.06  
   
Overtime
$8.93 - $31.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,541 - $24,740  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,044  
Profit Sharing
$1,009 - $24,240  
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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$46,228 - $116,886  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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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. The most common promotion for Retail District Managers is a Regional Retail Manager position, which usually brings in $72K a year. Another standard transition for Retail District Managers seeking advancement is to assume a Regional Sales Manager role, where pay is often $83K.

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Popular Skills for District Manager, Retail


Retail District Managers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Profit & Loss Statements, Financial Analysis, Human Resources, and Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 19 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Training Management and Training. 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 many Retail District Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $64K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $73K. Retail District Managers bring in $80K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $87K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Retail District Managers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 30 percent above the national average. Retail District Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+19 percent), Miami (+14 percent), Orlando (+9 percent), and Chicago (+9 percent). Pittsburgh is the lowest-paying area, 5 percent south of the national average.

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Experience Affects District Manager, Retail Salaries



National Average
$75,000



Skills That Affect District Manager, Retail Salaries

Profit & Loss (P&L) Statements
up arrow 19%


Human Resources
up arrow 4%

People Management
up arrow 2%

Operations Management
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Team Leadership
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Leadership
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Recruiting
0%

Merchandising
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National Average
$75,000

Sales Management
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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 265 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: 69% employee benefits None: 11%
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