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Retail Director Salary

Retail Directors in the United States take home an average $91K annually. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Retail Directors. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Women make up a slight majority of Retail Directors (52 percent) survey respondents. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$43,894 - $175,616
(Median)
$44K
$91K
$180K
MEDIAN: $91,245
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$43,894 - $175,616  
   
Bonus
$250.00 - $39,732  
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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$44,065 - $192,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 123

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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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Survey takers who work as Retail Directors typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Merchandising, Operations Management, and People Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include 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.


The average inexperienced worker earns $53K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $73K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $116K. 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 18%

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$98,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 25%

Entry-Level
up arrow 46%

Skills That Affect Retail Director Salaries

Merchandising
up arrow 17%

National Average
$98,000

Operations Management
up arrow 10%

People Management
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 12%
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