Retail Director Salary

Retail Directors in the United States pull down an average of $77K per year. Most Retail Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Men working as Retail Directors who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 52 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$47,679 - $129,128
$48K
$77K
$130K
MEDIAN: $77,053
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Salary
$47,679 - $129,128  
   
Bonus
$1,927 - $31,140  
Profit Sharing
$6,000  
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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$47,787 - $154,445  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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Job Description for Retail Director

A retail director works under the direction of the president of a particular company. Their main responsibility is to direct all retail operations and staff. The director must provide leadership and management skills to the department and oversee all purchases to ensure the company maintains steady growth and increasing profitability. The retail director's main duties typically include implementing relevant policies (which are most often made by the board of directors), managing all operations in the retail department, researching new vendors, and maintaining good relationships with existing vendors. They also order all apparel and non-apparel items, ensure there is an appropriate amount of stock at all times, and maintain excellent tracking on all purchase orders. Retail directors need to communicate effectively with colleagues and work well with subordinates, providing guidance, training, and discipline as needed.

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Retail Director Tasks

  • Train employees in sales strategies and help employees improve individual performances.
  • Develop sales strategies and objectives for a retail store and for the each of the store's employees.
  • Identify products and services with the greatest potential for increasing revenue.
  • Keep records of sales made in departments and by each employee, analyzing the results to find trends.

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Pay by Experience Level for Retail Director

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


The average inexperienced worker earns $67K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $74K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Retail Directors make a median salary of $90K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $87K by contrast.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,832

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

For Retail Directors, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 117 percent above the national average.

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Key Stats for Retail Director

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
35%
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Experience Affects Retail Director Salaries

Experienced
▲16%

Late-Career
▲12%

National Average
$78,000

Mid-Career
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼14%

Skills That Affect Retail Director Salaries

Merchandising
▲32%

Operations Management
▲13%

People Management
▲10%

National Average
$78,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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