Retail Department Manager Salary

Retail Department Managers in the United States take home approximately $14.82 per hour on average. Earnings sit near $10.31 per hour on the lower side but can approach $19.98 on the higher side. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the specific employer, followed by career length and location. Women make up a slight majority of Retail Department Managers (55 percent) survey respondents. While some workers in this profession — about one in four — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Retail Department Managers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction.

$31,311 - $68,480
$31K
$44K
$68K
MEDIAN: $44,108
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$10.54 - $20.05
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$0$68K
Salary $31,311 - $68,480
Bonus $146.81 - $4,951
Profit Sharing $600
Commission $0.00 - $15,000
Total Pay (?
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$23,849 - $54,929
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 76
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $10.54 - $20.05
Overtime $17.21 - $30.63
Annual Data $0$54K
Bonus $146.81 - $4,951
Commission $0.00 - $15,000
Profit Sharing $600
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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$23,849 - $54,929
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 199

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Job Description for Retail Department Manager

Larger retail stores with multiple types of goods often hire retail department managers to oversee a specific area or department. The retail department manager helps ensure the organization and tidiness of their area of responsibility. They also oversee efficient rotation and restock of inventory as needed, as well as the creation and/or execution of store displays for store sales and marketing promotions. Depending on the employer, the retail department manager may also be asked to conduct interviews with prospective employees and hire and schedule staff. Most stores expect this manager to oversee and participate in all necessary training, as well as supervise the employees in their department.

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Retail Department Manager 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.

Retail Department Manager Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Retail Department Manager


Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Bed Bath & Beyond Inc, Nordstrom, Inc., and Lowe's Companies, Inc are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Retail Department Managers. H&M Hennes & Mauritz Inc. offers the largest salaries in town — $53K on average. Also paying near the top of the field are Bed Bath & Beyond Inc at $52K, Nordstrom, Inc. at $48K, and Lowe's Companies, Inc, where Retail Department Managers annually earn $40K.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, JCPenney, and The Home Depot Inc. are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($29K, $32K, and $36K respectively).

Popular Skills for Retail Department Manager


Retail Department Managers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Sales Management, Merchandising, Customer Service, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Inventory Management and Customer Service. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well versed in Sales Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Retail Department Manager

Pay by Experience for a Retail Department Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Retail Department Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 113 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Retail Department Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 130 salaries. An experienced Retail Department Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 114 salaries. A Retail Department Manager 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 43 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,938

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

Home to some of the best pay for Retail Department Managers, New York offers exceptional salaries, 26 percent above the national average. Retail Department Managers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+1 percent).

Retail Department Manager Reviews

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

Retail Department Manager in Glendale:
"Very stressful . Very high expectations no help with heavy."
Pros: Merchandising and the great customer service we provide and product knowledge.
Cons: The heavy workload with no help and very underpaid.

Retail Department Manager in Federal Way:
"Hard but rewarding work."
Pros: Atmosphere, working directly with animals.
Cons: Stress level, flexibility, opportunity for raises is minimal.

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Key Stats for Retail Department Manager

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Retail Department Manager Salaries

▲10%

▲4%

National Average
$35,000

▼4%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Retail Department Manager Salaries


National Average
$35,000



Inventory Management
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 26%
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