District Manager, Retail Salary

With close to three-fifths of Retail District Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Retail District Managers is $72K annually and can range from $47K on the lower end to $118K per year near the higher end. Cash earnings of Retail District Managers — including $24K in bonuses, $20K in profit sharing proceeds, and $26K in commissions near the top of the pay scale — stretch from approximately $47K to approximately $118K depending on individual performance. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the specific employer, followed by geography and experience level. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Retail District Managers making up 58 percent of survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Retail District Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$46,344 - $105,832
$46K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,253
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$13.86 - $31.48
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$31
MEDIAN: $18.70
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$0$118K
Salary $46,344 - $105,832
Bonus $1,977 - $24,334
Profit Sharing $509 - $24,747
Commission $0.00 - $28,752
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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$47,547 - $118,869
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,358
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $13.86 - $31.48
Overtime $21.36 - $44.04
Annual Data $0$118K
Bonus $1,977 - $24,334
Commission $0.00 - $28,752
Profit Sharing $509 - $24,747
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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$47,547 - $118,869
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 43

Job Description for District Manager, Retail

Retail district managers ensure that the retail stores they oversee run smoothly and meet established sales goals. They must continuously communicate with managers at their stores and corporate office, such as on strategies to drive sales, new products and inventory needs. Retail district managers may directly train store managers in their district on sales strategies, brand standards and product knowledge. Additionally, they may work with human resources staff to interview, hire and fire store managers and/or assistant store managers.

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District Manager, Retail Tasks

  • Monitor sales and operations at retail stores within a region to ensure sales targets are met.
  • Hire, train, and supervise store managers in the region.
  • Manage store inventory, adjusting inventory at each store depending on market trends and sales performance.

Common Career Paths for District Manager, Retail


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For Retail District Managers, progressing to a VP of Operations role may result in a significant raise. On average, a VP of Operations can earn $124K annually. The most common promotion for Retail District Managers is a Regional Retail Manager position, which usually brings in $72K a year. Another standard transition for Retail District Managers seeking advancement is to assume a Regional Sales Manager role, where pay is often $84K.

District Manager, Retail Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for District Manager, Retail


Retail District Managers flock to Dollar General Corporation, Starbucks Corporation, Dollar Tree Stores Inc, Speedway SuperAmerica LLC, and Goodwill Industries, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. For Retail District Managers, comfortable salaries can be found at Sears Holdings Corporation; in fact, average earnings are around $114K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($30K versus $148K) is great. Those in search of high salaries should also consider CVS Caremark Corporation, Bath & Body Works Inc, and Aldi, Inc., top-paying firms where Retail District Managers rake in a very impressive $106K, $87K, or $86K, respectively.

Goodwill Industries pays significantly less than other places with a median salary of $59K, about half the top paying employer's rate. A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Speedway SuperAmerica LLC ($66K), AutoZone, Inc. ($67K), and Advance Auto Parts, Inc. ($70K).

Popular Skills for District Manager, Retail


Survey results imply that Retail District Managers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Human Resources, Leadership, People Management, and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Business Development as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Profit & Loss Statements and Hiring also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Leadership tend to be well versed in Operations Management and Sales Management.

Pay by Experience Level for District Manager, Retail

Pay by Experience for a District Manager, Retail has a positive trend. An entry-level District Manager, Retail with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 380 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A District 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 $74,000 based on 452 salaries. An experienced District Manager, Retail which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 624 salaries. A District 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 $86,000 based on 315 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $76,783

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

With a pay rate for Retail District Managers that is 32 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Retail District Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+27 percent), Salt Lake City (+27 percent), Dallas (+18 percent), and Houston (+15 percent). Portland ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 12 percent below the national average. Workers in Chicago and Los Angeles earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 2 percent.

District Manager, Retail Reviews

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

District Manager, Retail in Minneapolis:
Pros: Training and developing employees.
Cons: Too many hours and too much travel.

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Key Stats for District Manager, Retail

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 224 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
22%

Experience Affects District Manager, Retail Salaries

▲13%

▲5%

National Average
$77,000

▼3%

▼16%

Skills That Affect District Manager, Retail Salaries


▲3%



National Average
$77,000




▼3%


▼5%

▼7%


Hiring
▼20%

Profit & Loss (P&L) Statements
▼21%

Business Development
▼38%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 224 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 16%