Retail Department Manager Salary

Retail Department Managers in the United States can expect wages of $14.51 per hour on average. Compensation ranges from $10.31 per hour on the lower end to $19.77 on the higher end. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the company, followed by tenure and location. Women Retail Department Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. While between a fifth and a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job.

$29,430 - $61,501
$29K
$42K
$62K
MEDIAN: $41,656
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$10.31 - $19.77
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,430 - $61,501  
   
Bonus
$204.26 - $5,019  
Profit Sharing
$600  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,067  
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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$22,665 - $52,171  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.31 - $19.77  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.68  
Overtime
$14.92 - $32.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$204.26 - $5,019  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,067  
Profit Sharing
$600  
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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$22,665 - $52,171  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 233

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Job Description for Retail Department Manager

Larger retail stores with multiple types of goods often hire retail department managers to oversee a specific area or department. The retail department manager helps ensure the organization and tidiness of their area of responsibility. They also oversee efficient rotation and restock of inventory as needed, as well as the creation and/or execution of store displays for store sales and marketing promotions. Depending on the employer, the retail department manager may also be asked to conduct interviews with prospective employees and hire and schedule staff. Most stores expect this manager to oversee and participate in all necessary training, as well as supervise the employees in their department.

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Retail Department Manager Tasks

  • Oversee day-to-day retail operations and staff; monitor and prioritize workflow and schedules.
  • Manage the selection, training and development of staff; ensure monthly sales quota are met.
  • Sell the organization's products and/or services to new or established customers; handle and resolve escalated customer complaints and issues.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Retail Department Manager


Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Bed Bath & Beyond Inc, Nordstrom, Inc., and Lowe's Companies, Inc are all popular places to work. H&M Hennes & Mauritz Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $53K. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc, Nordstrom, Inc., and Lowe's Companies, Inc are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Retail Department Managers earning around $52K, $48K, or $40K at each firm, respectively.

Employees at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, JCPenney, and The Home Depot Inc. can also expect below-average earnings of $29K, $32K, and $36K.

Popular Skills for Retail Department Manager


Retail Department Managers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Sales Management, Merchandising, Customer Service, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Inventory Management. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of Sales Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Retail Department Manager

Pay by Experience for a Retail Department Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Retail Department Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 113 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Retail Department Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 130 salaries. An experienced Retail Department Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 114 salaries. A Retail Department Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 43 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,497

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

With a pay rate for Retail Department Managers that is 31 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Retail Department Managers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+5 percent).

Retail Department Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Retail Department Manager?

Retail Department Manager in Glendale:
"Very stressful . Very high expectations no help with heavy."
Pros: Merchandising and the great customer service we provide and product knowledge.
Cons: The heavy workload with no help and very underpaid.

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Key Stats for Retail Department Manager

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Retail Department Manager Salaries

▲15%

▲8%

▼0%

National Average
$33,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Retail Department Manager Salaries



National Average
$33,000


Inventory Management
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 23%