Operations Manager, Retail Salary

The average Retail Operations Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $55K per year. Overall cash earnings for Retail Operations Managers stretch from $30K on the lower end to $87K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $14K from bonuses and $17K from profit sharing. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Retail Operations Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men working as Retail Operations Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 51 percent. While some workers in this profession — about one in five — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$34,923 - $90,075
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$55K
$90K
MEDIAN: $54,987
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$10.96 - $22.12
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$34,923 - $90,075  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,485  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $17,452  
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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$30,404 - $86,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 261
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.96 - $22.12  
   
Overtime
$16.54 - $37.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,485  
   
Commission
$4,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $17,452  
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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$30,404 - $86,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 82

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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


Retail Operations Managers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. 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 11 percent and 16 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Inventory Management, Merchandising, and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people familiar with Customer Service also know 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: $50,503

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

Home to some of the best pay for Retail Operations Managers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 62 percent above the national average. Retail Operations Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+61 percent), Jacksonville (+22 percent), Philadelphia (+18 percent), and Los Angeles (+18 percent). Retail Operations Managers in Houston take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 29 percent less than the national average.

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
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Operations Manager, Retail Salaries

▲28%

▲4%

▲3%

National Average
$51,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Operations Manager, Retail Salaries

Sales Management
▲16%

Budget Management
▲13%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▲11%



People Management
▲2%

Operations Management
▲1%


National Average
$51,000



Merchandising
▼13%

Inventory Management
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 21%
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