Retail Director Salary

Between two-thirds and three-fourths of Retail Directors in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $43K to $142K per year, but median earnings come to around $74K annually. Men working as Retail Directors who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 55 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Retail Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$47,609 - $130,000
$48K
$71K
$130K
MEDIAN: $71,320
10%
50%
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$0$144K
Salary $47,609 - $130,000
Bonus $2,164 - $28,906
Profit Sharing $6,000
Commission $4,000
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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$41,396 - $144,273
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 59

Job Description for Retail Director

A retail director works under the direction of the president of a particular company. Their main responsibility is to direct all retail operations and staff. The director must provide leadership and management skills to the department and oversee all purchases to ensure the company maintains steady growth and increasing profitability. The retail director's main duties typically include implementing relevant policies (which are most often made by the board of directors), managing all operations in the retail department, researching new vendors, and maintaining good relationships with existing vendors. They also order all apparel and non-apparel items, ensure there is an appropriate amount of stock at all times, and maintain excellent tracking on all purchase orders. Retail directors need to communicate effectively with colleagues and work well with subordinates, providing guidance, training, and discipline as needed.

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Retail Director Tasks

  • Train employees in sales strategies and help employees improve individual performances.
  • Develop sales strategies and objectives for a retail store and for the each of the store's employees.
  • Identify products and services with the greatest potential for increasing revenue.
  • Keep records of sales made in departments and by each employee, analyzing the results to find trends.

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Pay by Experience Level for Retail Director

Pay by Experience for a Retail Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Retail Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 12 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Retail Director 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 18 salaries. An experienced Retail Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 38 salaries. A Retail Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 27 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,948

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

With a pay rate for Retail Directors that is 131 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession.

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Key Stats for Retail Director

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
31%

Experience Affects Retail Director Salaries

Experienced
▲27%

Late-Career
▲23%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$71,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Skills That Affect Retail Director Salaries

Merchandising
▲45%

Operations Management
▲23%

People Management
▲21%

National Average
$71,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 11%