Operations Manager, Retail Salary

Pay for Retail Operations Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $54K annually. Total cash compensation to Retail Operations Managers approaches anywhere from $30K on the lower end to $91K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $15K from bonuses and upwards of $18K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Women make up a slight majority of Retail Operations Managers (51 percent) survey respondents. Work is enjoyable for Retail Operations Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$34,441 - $91,905
$34K
$54K
$92K
MEDIAN: $54,159
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$11.05 - $22.48
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$34,441 - $91,905  
   
Bonus
$146.81 - $14,950  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $17,879  
Commission
$4,000  
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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$30,395 - $90,586  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 242
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.05 - $22.48  
   
Overtime
$16.29 - $37.10  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$146.81 - $14,950  
   
Commission
$4,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $17,879  
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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$30,395 - $90,586  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 66

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Job Description for Operations Manager, Retail

Retail operations managers are responsible for a variety of tasks, often involving many separate retail locations. One primary responsibility involves the management of employees, as well as ensuring that all locations are properly staffed and all employees are well-trained and satisfied with their jobs. These managers must handle any conflicts and ensure that all scheduling needs are met, which may mean regularly visiting retail locations to evaluate employee performance and customer satisfaction.

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Operations Manager, Retail Tasks

  • Oversee the management of product merchandising and inventory to ensure processes flow smoothly.
  • Analyze sales data to determine if store is meeting financial goals and implement plans to improve store performance.
  • Hire, train, and supervise department managers, set performance goals, resolve employee conflicts, and encourage teamwork.
  • Manage the different departments of a retail store in order to ensure the store reaches sales objectives.
  • Maintain, update, and enforce safety and security procedures.

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Popular Skills for Operations Manager, Retail


Survey results imply that Retail Operations Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Sales Management, Budget Management, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 15 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Inventory Management, Merchandising, and Windows Operating System General Use. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well versed in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Operations Manager, Retail

Pay by Experience for an Operations Manager, Retail has a positive trend. An entry-level Operations Manager, Retail with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 122 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Operations Manager, Retail with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 99 salaries. An experienced Operations Manager, Retail which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 109 salaries. An Operations Manager, Retail with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 58 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,920

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Retail Operations Managers that is 61 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Retail Operations Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+60 percent), Jacksonville (+21 percent), Philadelphia (+17 percent), and Los Angeles (+17 percent). Retail Operations Managers in Houston earn salaries far below the national average by 30 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field.

Operations Manager, Retail Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Operations Manager, Retail?

Operations Manager, Retail in Houston:
"The crazy life in sports."
Pros: The experience you have working in a stadium. The different types of people. The events you manage. Perks. Deadlines.
Cons: The amount of hours working. The pressure. No appreciation.

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Key Stats for Operations Manager, Retail

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Operations Manager, Retail Salaries

▲27%

▲3%

▲2%

National Average
$51,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Operations Manager, Retail Salaries

Sales Management
▲15%

Budget Management
▲12%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▲10%



People Management
▲2%

Operations Management
▼0%

National Average
$51,000




Merchandising
▼14%

Inventory Management
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 18%
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