Retail Manager Average Salary

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 276 Retail Manager votes.
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Retail Manager - Wal-Mart Stores, Inc
20 salaries
$35,235 - $65,606  
Retail Manager - Dollar General Corporation
12 salaries
$30,608 - $45,516  
Retail Manager - Macy's, Inc.
8 salaries
Retail Manager - Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
8 salaries
Retail Manager - Dollar Tree Stores Inc
8 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 512

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Job Description for Retail Manager

Retail managers are in charge of overseeing the operation of a retail store, including hiring and firing store employees, overseeing inventory, and managing customer service. The responsibilities of a retail manger vary depending on the size of the store. Many times, managers in small stores have a wider range of responsibilities than managers in larger ones. Managers of small stores typically control inventory and set prices; in some cases, they are in charge of deciding when inventory goes on sale. Large retail shops usually have computers track their inventory and do not have much control on pricing or sales; in these cases, it is the manager’s responsibility to ensure that the inventory is priced correctly.

Retail managers are in charge of hiring staff, and they are expected to review all job applications and conduct interviews. They also are in charge of securing the store during times store is not in operation. Managers also are responsible for securely storing or depositing store revenue.

While no college degree is needed for this position, an associate's or bachelor’s degree may help a store manager acquire necessary skills in business. Previous management and retail experience typically required.
Retail Manager Tasks
  • Manage overall day to day operations of the store, including hiring, reviewing, and employee scheduling.
  • Assist in planning annual or specific budgets.
  • Develop rapport and make connections with the retail team and customers.
  • Set and track retail goals and objectives.

Key Stats


60 %
40 %
$29,022 - $48,841
$30,220 - $55,035

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 281 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$31,000 - $58,564
$34,521 - $52,867
$35,658 - $55,752
$30,513 - $50,486
$35,235 - $60,126
$30,608 - $43,386
$37,642 - $88,236
$40,521 - $47,943

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