District Manager, Retail Salary

The nationwide average salary for Retail District Managers is $69K per year, but those working at Walgreen Co. can pull down an average $128K. Other big spenders include Sears Holdings Corporation, CVS Caremark Corporation, and Family Dollar Stores Inc, top-paying firms where Retail District Managers see paychecks nearing $114K, $106K, or $88K. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$43,535 - $101,845
(Median)
$44K
$69K
$100K
MEDIAN: $69,431
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$11.51 - $24.92
(Median)
$12
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,535 - $101,845  
   
Bonus
$1,558 - $24,679  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $22,500  
Commission
$0.00 - $22,009  
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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$45,793 - $117,042  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,989
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.51 - $24.92  
   
Overtime
$8.86 - $31.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,558 - $24,679  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $22,009  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $22,500  
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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$45,793 - $117,042  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 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 go on to become VPs of Operations may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for VPs of Operations is $122K annually. Given that the median pay is $72K, it may be surprising to find that a Regional Retail Manager is the most common role for Retail District Managers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Regional Sales Manager role — which pays $84K — is also typical for Retail District Managers, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for District Manager, Retail


Retail District Managers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Financial Analysis, Human Resources, Operations Management, and Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Training Management and Training. Most people experienced in 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 Retail District Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $64K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $73K. Retail District Managers see a median salary of $81K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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, 31 percent above the national average. Retail District Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+20 percent), Seattle (+9 percent), Orlando (+8 percent), and Houston (+7 percent). Cleveland is the lowest-paying area, 12 percent south of the national average.

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Experience Affects District Manager, Retail Salaries



National Average
$76,000



Skills That Affect District Manager, Retail Salaries


Human Resources
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Operations Management
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People Management
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Sales Management
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Recruiting
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National Average
$76,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 305 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
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%