Average Retail Director Salary

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The average salary for a Retail Director is $72,229.
MEDIAN $72,229
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$46k - $123k
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$0 - $6k
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$43k - $140k

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Job Description for Retail Director

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.

Career Paths

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Retail Director
Department Administrator
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Retail Director

Skills in Strategic Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Performance Management, Retail, Team Leadership and Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Retail Director

An early career Retail Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $59,000 based on 20 salaries. A mid-career Retail Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,213 based on 30 salaries. An experienced Retail Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,692 based on 51 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $75,189.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Retail Director in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 72.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Minneapolis, Minnesota (21.1% more) and San Francisco, California (5.6% more).

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