$55,280
Avg. Salary
$15.23
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$5,978

Bonus

$2,750

Profit Sharing

$5,500

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Area Manager, Retail is $15.23 per hour.

The average pay for an Area Manager, Retail is $55,280 per year.

10%
$11.09
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$15.23
50%
$23.31
90%
90%
MEDIAN $15.23
10%
$36k
10%
$55k
50%
$82k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $55,280
$35,589 - $82,390
$36K
$55K
$82K
MEDIAN: $55,280
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90%

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$11.09 - $23.31
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$0$87K
Salary $35,589 - $82,390
Bonus $502 - $19,893
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,067
Commission $979 - $33,702
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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$31,057 - $87,859
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 478
Hourly Data $0$7K
Hourly Rate $11.09 - $23.31
Hourly Tips $2.50
Overtime $0.00 - $7,757
Annual Data $0$87K
Bonus $502 - $19,893
Commission $979 - $33,702
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,067
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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$31,057 - $87,859
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 86

Job Description for Area Manager, Retail

The retail area manager oversees and directs other employees, typically in one section or department of the retail store. This professional handles a number of managerial responsibilities, such as directing workers to perform tasks, assigning individuals to specific areas of the retail space, training new hires, holding interviews for prospective workers, and providing feedback and help for employees as needed. The retail area manager is also responsible for ensuring work in their area of responsibility is completed efficiently, as well as implementing new procedures or methods to increase productivity. They generally reports to the store manager, although they may report to the general manager on occasion (such as a biweekly or monthly basis) to report on how the store is doing, improvements being made, and suggestions for future growth. The retail area manager may be promoted to the store manager, and then further promoted to regional manager, based on performance and how long the employee has been with the company.

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Area Manager, Retail Tasks
  • Direct daily operations of retail stores in a geographic area, monitoring sales, expenditures, and store activities.
  • Hire and train store managers, oversee promotion, transfer, and discipline of employees.
  • Communicate and enforce corporate policies and procedures.
  • Review store budget, sales, and activity reports to evaluate store performance.

Area Manager, Retail Pay By Employer

$0$80K

Amazon.com Inc
15 profiles
$56,843

Common Career Paths for Area Manager, Retail


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Many Retail Area Managers move into a Retail District Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $71K per year. Becoming a Retail Store Assistant Manager is, more often than not, the most common role that Retail Area Managers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A median salary for a Retail Store Assistant Manager is $32K. Another frequent advance is for Retail Area Managers to assume an Operations Manager role; in this role, workers often take home $59K.

Area Manager, Retail Job Listings

Popular Skills for Area Manager, Retail


Survey results imply that Retail Area Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Team Leadership, People Management, and Leadership are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 53 percent, 41 percent, and 16 percent, respectively. Those listing Inventory Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Retail and Merchandising also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of Merchandising and Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Area Manager, Retail

Pay by Experience for an Area Manager, Retail has a positive trend. An entry-level Area Manager, Retail with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 121 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Area Manager, Retail with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 86 salaries. An experienced Area Manager, Retail which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 105 salaries. An Area Manager, Retail with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 51 salaries.

Area Manager, Retail Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Area Manager, Retail?

Area Manager, Retail in Oklahoma City:
"Living paycheck to paycheck."
Pros: Knowing the people and connecting with the team
Cons: Workforce is under paid and to many people struggle to make the bills and have to work more then one job

Area Manager, Retail in Spring Hill:
"Competitive and Growing."
Pros: The diverse demographics
Cons: The money

Area Manager, Retail in Anchorage:
"Amazingly Awesome."
Pros: Celebrating with my team and customers.
Cons: Dealing with theft.

Area Manager, Retail in Salt Lake City:
"Unpleasant."
Pros:
Cons: The position is very restrictive, repetitive, unappreciative, impersonal, low salary and no benefits.

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Key Stats for Area Manager, Retail

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 112 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Area Manager, Retail Salaries

▲19%

▲8%

National Average
$56,000

▼1%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Area Manager, Retail Salaries

Team Leadership
▲47%

People Management
▲35%

Leadership
▲11%


Training Management
▲7%


National Average
$56,000

Recruiting
▼8%


Training
▼11%

▼18%

Retail
▼21%

Inventory Management
▼40%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 112 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 22%