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Operations Manager, Retail Salary (United States)

Median pay for Retail Operations Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $51K annually. Cash earnings for Retail Operations Managers — which occasionally include more than $13K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing — stretch from around $31K to approximately $84K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Operations Manager, Retail Salary (?
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$34,897 - $78,549
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MEDIAN: $51,105
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Operations Manager, Retail Salary (?
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$10.76 - $20.10
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,897 - $78,549  
   
Bonus
$206.08 - $13,178  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $5,960  
Commission
$-0.50 - $29,590  
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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$30,802 - $83,659  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 469
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.76 - $20.10  
   
Overtime
$14.34 - $30.27  
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.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$206.08 - $13,178  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $29,590  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $5,960  
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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$30,802 - $83,659  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 103
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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 Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Operations Management, Windows Operating System General Use, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 13 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 median compensation for relatively untried workers is $42K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $48K. For Retail Operations Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $55K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $63K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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Atlanta
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Philadelphia
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Houston
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Seattle
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National Average
$50,000
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Home to some of the best pay for Retail Operations Managers, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 44 percent above the national average. Retail Operations Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+27 percent), Philadelphia (+19 percent), New York (+19 percent), and Houston (+12 percent).

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Experience Affects Operations Manager, Retail Salaries

National Average
$50,000

Skills That Affect Operations Manager, Retail Salaries

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Customer Service
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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National Average
$50,000

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 123 votes.

Gender

Female
53%
female alumni
 
Male
47%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 16%