Operations Manager, Retail Salary

Median pay for Retail Operations Managers in the United States is around $54K annually. With some bonuses approaching $15K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $6K, overall incomes of Retail Operations Managers spread between $32K and $93K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Women Retail Operations Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,430 - $86,772
(Median)
$35K
$54K
$87K
MEDIAN: $54,158
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$11.03 - $23.01
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$11
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary 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$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$35,430 - $86,772  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,474  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,201  
Commission
$1,100  
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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$32,371 - $92,907  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 367
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.03 - $23.01  
   
Overtime
$10.07 - $31.16  
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
$0.00 - $15,474  
   
Commission
$1,100  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,201  
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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$32,371 - $92,907  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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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

  • 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


Retail Operations Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Operations Management, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Inventory Management, Merchandising, and Customer Service. Most people who know Microsoft Excel also know Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Operations Manager, Retail

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Retail Operations Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $47K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $51K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $59K. As Retail Operations Managers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $68K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,369

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

Home to some of the best pay for Retail Operations Managers, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 35 percent above the national average. Retail Operations Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+19 percent), New York (+18 percent), Philadelphia (+11 percent), and Houston (+8 percent). Chicago ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 19 percent below the national average.

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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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Experience Affects Operations Manager, Retail Salaries



National Average
$53,000



Skills That Affect Operations Manager, Retail Salaries

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Operations Management
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Microsoft Office
0%

Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$53,000

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%


Merchandising
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Inventory Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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