Retail Director Salary

Median pay for Retail Directors in the United States is around $94K per year. 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 53 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$46,038 - $171,614
(Median)
$46K
$94K
$170K
MEDIAN: $94,141
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Salary
$46,038 - $171,614  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $39,380  
Profit Sharing
$5,087  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$45,782 - $189,140  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 141
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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 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.


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $63K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $77K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $114K. 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 $108K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Retail Director Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$99,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 22%

Entry-Level
up arrow 36%

Skills That Affect Retail Director Salaries

Merchandising
up arrow 11%

National Average
$99,000

Operations Management
up arrow 12%

People Management
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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