The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Department Manager, Retail Store with Merchandising skills is $15.06.
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$295 - $3,039
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$24,113 - $45,837
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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 manag…Read more
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Popular Skills for Department Manager, Retail Store
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Customer Service, Leadership, Sales and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Inventory Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Department Manager, Retail Store
An entry-level Department Manager, Retail Store with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.42 based on 110 salaries. An early career Department Manager, Retail Store with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.10 based on 454 salaries. An experienced Department Manager, Retail Store with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.96 based on 304 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $18.
Years of Experience
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