Retail Director Salary

The average Retail Director in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $88K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Women Retail Directors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The majority of Retail Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$44,277 - $174,557
(Median)
$44K
$88K
$170K
MEDIAN: $88,333
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$44,277 - $174,557  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $39,840  
Profit Sharing
$2,948 - $12,208  
Commission
$0.00 - $3,750  
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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$44,503 - $193,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 120

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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

  • Keep records of sales made in departments and by each employee, analyzing the results to find trends.
  • 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.

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Retail Directors who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Operations Management and People Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like People Management and Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Retail Director

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


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $57K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $73K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $112K. Retail Directors who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $103K.

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Experience Affects Retail Director Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$96,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 24%

Entry-Level
up arrow 40%

Skills That Affect Retail Director Salaries

National Average
$96,000

Operations Management
up arrow 8%

People Management
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 12%