Retail Director Salary

Retail Directors in the United States can expect wages of $93K annually on average. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Retail Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Retail Directors are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 50 percent of the field. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 50 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$44,670 - $173,270
(Median)
$45K
$93K
$170K
MEDIAN: $93,324
10%
50%
90%

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$44,670 - $173,270  
   
Bonus
$496.65 - $39,510  
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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$44,983 - $190,681  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 128
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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 report just a handful of professional skills. Those who have experience with Merchandising, People Management, and Operations Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Operations Management and People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Retail Director

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $57K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $83K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $116K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $103K.

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Experience Affects Retail Director Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$99,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

Entry-Level
up arrow 43%

Skills That Affect Retail Director Salaries

Merchandising
up arrow 15%

National Average
$99,000

People Management
up arrow 14%

Operations Management
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 11%
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