Retail Director Salary

An average Retail Director in the United States can expect to take home roughly $93K per year. Most Retail Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 50 percent. Men make up a slight majority of Retail Directors (50 percent) who responded to the survey. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$44,448 - $175,180
(Median)
$44K
$93K
$180K
MEDIAN: $93,324
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

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.
)
$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$44,448 - $175,180  
   
Bonus
$484.79 - $39,677  
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).
)
$44,731 - $192,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 124
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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.

Retail Sales Director Job Listings

Search for more jobs:


Retail Directors usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Merchandising, Operations Management, and People Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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.


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $57K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $77K on average. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $116K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $103K.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Retail Director Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$99,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 22%

Entry-Level
up arrow 42%

Skills That Affect Retail Director Salaries

Merchandising
up arrow 16%

National Average
$99,000

Operations Management
up arrow 12%

People Management
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 10%
ADVERTISEMENT