$72,039
Avg. Salary
$17.69
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$9,727

Profit Sharing

$5,152

Commission

$3,650

The average pay for a District Manager, Retail is $17.69 per hour.

The average pay for a District Manager, Retail is $72,039 per year.

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MEDIAN $72,039
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$0$118K
Salary $46,647 - $105,795
Bonus $2,014 - $24,638
Profit Sharing $984 - $20,568
Commission $0.00 - $25,014
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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$46,961 - $118,153
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,515
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $12.63 - $32.18
Hourly Tips $0.46
Overtime $9.60 - $43.36
Annual Data $0$118K
Bonus $2,014 - $24,638
Commission $0.00 - $25,014
Profit Sharing $984 - $20,568
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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$46,961 - $118,153
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 87

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.

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).

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 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: $76,427

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 Dallas:
"Great."
Pros: City culture, walkability, food.
Cons: Traffic, Cost of Living.

District Manager, Retail in New York:
Create and develop a great team. Be in the stores often and work on developing people.

District Manager, Retail in Wakefield:
"Great opportunities to grow, learn and help people succeed."
Pros: Focus on leadership. Strong emphasis on support at all levels. Constantly changing. Clear expectations. Great deal of latitude and independent in method of delivering results.
Cons: Prevalence of support organizations can create bureaucracy. Same latitude and independence that allows committed employees to succeed can allow others to falter and even weigh the organization and others down.

District Manager, Retail in Raleigh:
"Downsizing."
Pros: Fun, team oriented.
Cons: Business is changing and will continue to contract.

District Manager, Retail in Seattle:
"Balance."
Remember to keep a work/life balance.

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

District Manager, Retail in Syracuse:
Pros: The people and customers that I engage with daily.
Cons: The ever changing retail world to try and stay ahead everyday.

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Key Stats for District Manager, Retail

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 357 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
22%

Experience Affects District Manager, Retail Salaries

▲13%

▲6%

National Average
$76,000

▼3%

▼16%

Skills That Affect District Manager, Retail Salaries


▲3%



National Average
$76,000




▼3%


▼4%

▼6%


Hiring
▼19%

Profit & Loss (P&L) Statements
▼20%

Business Development
▼38%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 357 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 16%