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Operations Manager, Retail Salary

The average Retail Operations Manager in the United States earns approximately $52K per year. With some bonuses approaching $14K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $6K, overall incomes of Retail Operations Managers spread between $31K and $84K depending on individual performance. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women Retail Operations Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Retail Operations Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,290 - $79,520
(Median)
$35K
$52K
$80K
MEDIAN: $52,357
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$10.79 - $20.42
(Median)
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,290 - $79,520  
   
Bonus
$200.00 - $13,541  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $6,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $7,500  
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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$31,025 - $84,460  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 419
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.79 - $20.42  
   
Overtime
$14.34 - $30.76  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$200.00 - $13,541  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $7,500  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $6,000  
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).
)
$31,025 - $84,460  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84

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Job Description for Operations Manager, Retail

Operations manager, retail or retail operations managers work in stores supervising the retail associates on staff. They work to attract customers to their store and increase sales. Retail operations managers make sure that the store, products, and employees are presentable and the store is running efficiently.

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Operations Manager, Retail Tasks

  • Build and/or maintain retail store(s) physically and for permits, signs, safety and quality control.
  • Analyze data to identify opportunities to increase efficiency, workflow, quality, and sales.
  • Support service and operations at retail store(s), including managing warehouse, procurement, staffing and online presence.
  • Ensure profitability of retail store(s) by controlling costs and expenditures, pursue marketing ideas, and deliver high quality products.
  • Maintain, update, and enforce safety and security procedures.

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Popular Skills for Operations Manager, Retail


Survey results suggest that Retail Operations Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Customer Service, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 11 percent. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, also skilled in Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Operations Manager, Retail

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $43K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $50K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $57K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $62K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Retail Operations Managers, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 45 percent above the national average. Retail Operations Managers will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+24 percent), New York (+19 percent), Philadelphia (+16 percent), and Houston (+9 percent).

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Experience Affects Operations Manager, Retail Salaries



National Average
$51,000



Skills That Affect Operations Manager, Retail Salaries


Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Windows Operating System General Use
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National Average
$51,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 99 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 16%