$14.74
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$992

Profit Sharing

$950

Commission

$0.00
Average Retail Department Managers in the United States make around $14.73 per hour. Compensation ranges between $10.84 per hour and $19.94. In the world of Retail Department Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $4K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $24K and $49K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the company, followed by the particular city and years of experience. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Retail Department Managers (54 percent) survey respondents. While somewhere between a fifth and a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and a strong majority have dental, as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,004 - $66,429
$29K
$44K
$66K
MEDIAN: $43,606
10%
50%
90%

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$10.65 - $20.09
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.74
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$0$66K
Salary $29,004 - $66,429
Bonus $198 - $4,906
Profit Sharing $184 - $3,064
Commission $0.00 - $11,150
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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$23,348 - $50,276
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 674
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $10.65 - $20.09
Hourly Tips $0.54
Overtime $14.04 - $30.85
Annual Data $0$50K
Bonus $198 - $4,906
Commission $0.00 - $11,150
Profit Sharing $184 - $3,064
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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$23,348 - $50,276
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,348

Job Description for Department Manager, Retail Store

A department store manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the retail store. They typically report to a regional director or regional manager, who they may interact with on a daily basis or less frequently. They hire and manage store personnel, as well as direct them in carrying out their employer’s vision. They may also be responsible for merchandising, training new employees, and completing scheduling and payroll. Some businesses create sales goals for department managers that must be met on a yearly or monthly basis.

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Department Manager, Retail Store Tasks

  • Oversee day-to-day retail operations and staff; monitor and prioritize workflow and schedules.
  • Manage and stock inventory at specified levels.
  • Manage the selection, training and development of staff; ensure monthly sales quota are met.
  • Sell the organization's products and/or services to new or established customers; handle and resolve escalated customer complaints and issues.

Department Manager, Retail Store Pay By Employer

$0$63K

$27,340

$37,533

$38,929

$30,934

$44,308

Nordstrom, Inc.
32 profiles
$50,081

$25,690

Old Navy
20 profiles
$34,871

$36,753

$50,838

Common Career Paths for Department Manager, Retail Store


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For Retail Department Managers, progressing to a Human Resources Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Human Resources Manager can earn $59K annually. Becoming a Retail Store Assistant Manager or a Retail Store Manager is a common transition from a Retail Department Manager role.

Department Manager, Retail Store Job Listings

Popular Skills for Department Manager, Retail Store


Survey results imply that Retail Department Managers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Scheduling, People Management, and Sales Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 16 percent. Those listing Order Inventory as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Inventory Control and Inventory Management also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Customer Service are also skilled in Merchandising and Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Department Manager, Retail Store

Pay by Experience for a Department Manager, Retail Store has a positive trend. An entry-level Department Manager, Retail Store with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 846 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Department Manager, Retail Store with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 629 salaries. An experienced Department Manager, Retail Store which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 512 salaries. A Department Manager, Retail Store with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 174 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

48%

45%

29%

29%

21%

16%

15%

13%

-6%

National Average: $32,941

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Retail Department Managers, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Retail Department Managers will also find cushy salaries in Miami (+46 percent), Los Angeles (+43 percent), Atlanta (+30 percent), and Dallas (+30 percent). Falling short of the national average by 5 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Charlotte.

Department Manager, Retail Store Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Department Manager, Retail Store?

Department Manager, Retail Store in Birmingham:
"Busy."
Pros: Customer service and merchandising.
Cons: I am a department head for 4 departments presently.

Department Manager, Retail Store in Columbia:
"Three teams managed by one person."
Pros: I enjoy the interaction with shoppers. I get to help team meet their deadlines.
Cons: Lack of staff. Due to low pay in a college community, quality help is opting for less stressful jobs with better pay. This leaves me to do most of the work myself. 150 hours of work to do in 45 hours, is overwhelming.

Department Manager, Retail Store in Shelbyville:
Pros: Co employees and Customers.
Cons: Swing shifts heavy lifting a lot of walking.

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Key Stats for Department Manager, Retail Store

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 495 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Department Manager, Retail Store Salaries

▲19%

▲10%

▲3%

National Average
$33,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Department Manager, Retail Store Salaries




▲8%


▲5%

▲3%



Sales
▼0%

National Average
$33,000




Inventory Control
▼19%

Order Inventory
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 495 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

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