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Working As A Branch Manager

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates
  • Deal with People

  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $59,289

    Average Salary

What Does A Branch Manager Do

Top executives devise strategies and policies to ensure that an organization meets its goals. They plan, direct, and coordinate operational activities of companies and organizations.

Duties

Top executives typically do the following:

  • Establish and carry out departmental or organizational goals, policies, and procedures
  • Direct and oversee an organization’s financial and budgetary activities
  • Manage general activities related to making products and providing services
  • Consult with other executives, staff, and board members about general operations
  • Negotiate or approve contracts and agreements
  • Appoint department heads and managers
  • Analyze financial statements, sales reports, and other performance indicators
  • Identify places to cut costs and to improve performance, policies, and programs

The responsibilities of top executives largely depend on an organization’s size. For example, an owner or manager of a small organization, such as an independent retail store, often is responsible for purchasing, hiring, training, quality control, and day-to-day supervisory duties. In large organizations, however, top executives typically focus more on formulating policies and strategic planning, while general and operations managers direct day-to-day operations.

The following are examples of types of top executives working in the private sector:

Chief executive officers (CEOs), who are also known by titles such as executive director, managing director, or president, provide overall direction for companies and organizations. CEOs manage company operations, formulate and implement policies, and ensure goals are met. They collaborate with and direct the work of other top executives and typically report to a board of directors.

Chief operating officers (COOs) oversee other executives who direct the activities of various departments, such as human resources and sales. They also carry out the organization’s guidelines on a day-to-day basis.

General and operations managers oversee operations that are too diverse and general to be classified into one area of management or administration. Responsibilities may include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources. They make staff schedules, assign work, and ensure that projects are completed. In some organizations, the tasks of chief executive officers may overlap with those of general and operations managers.

The following are examples of types of top executives working in the public sector:

Mayors, along with governors, city managers, and county administrators, are chief executive officers of governments. They typically oversee budgets, programs, and the use of resources. Mayors and governors must be elected to office, whereas managers and administrators are typically appointed. 

Most educational systems, regardless of whether they are public or private school systems, also employ executive officers. The following are examples of top executives working in the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary educational school systems:

School superintendents and college or university presidents are chief executive officers of school districts and postsecondary schools. They manage issues such as student achievement, budgets and resources, general operations, and relations with government agencies and other stakeholders.

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How To Become A Branch Manager

Although education and training requirements vary widely by position and industry, many top executives have at least a bachelor’s degree and a considerable amount of work experience. 

Education

Many top executives have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in business administration or in an area related to their field of work. Top executives in the public sector often have a degree in business administration, public administration, law, or the liberal arts. Top executives of large corporations often have a master’s degree in business administration (MBA).

College presidents and school superintendents are typically required to have a master’s degree, although a doctorate is often preferred.

Although many mayors, governors, or other public sector executives have at least a bachelor’s degree, these positions typically do not have any specific education requirements.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Many top executives advance within their own firm, moving up from lower level managerial or supervisory positions. However, other companies may prefer to hire qualified candidates from outside their organization. Top executives who are promoted from lower level positions may be able to substitute experience for education to move up in the company. For example, in industries such as retail trade or transportation, workers without a college degree may work their way up to higher levels within the company to become executives or general managers.

Chief executives typically need extensive managerial experience. Executives are also expected to have experience in the organization’s area of specialty. Most general and operations managers hired from outside an organization need lower level supervisory or management experience in a related field.

Some general managers advance to higher level managerial or executive positions. Company training programs, executive development programs, and certification can often benefit managers or executives hoping to advance.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Top executives must be able to communicate clearly and persuasively. They must effectively discuss issues and negotiate with others, direct subordinates, and explain their policies and decisions to those within and outside the organization.

Decisionmaking skills. Top executives need decisionmaking skills when setting policies and managing an organization. They must assess different options and choose the best course of action, often daily.

Leadership skills. Top executives must be able to lead an organization successfully by coordinating policies, people, and resources.

Management skills. Top executives must shape and direct the operations of an organization. For example, they must manage business plans, employees, and budgets.

Problem-solving skills. Top executives need to identify and resolve issues within an organization. They must be able to recognize shortcomings and effectively carry out solutions.

Time-management skills. Top executives do many tasks at the same time, typically under their own direction, to ensure that their work gets done and that they meet their goals.

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Average Length of Employment
Owner/Manager 6.7 years
Managing Partner 5.0 years
General Manager 4.8 years
District Manager 4.7 years
Division Manager 4.3 years
Store Manager 4.2 years
Divisional Manager 4.2 years
Operations Manager 4.1 years
Regional Manager 4.1 years
Branch Manager 4.0 years
Manager Executive 4.0 years
Bank Manager 3.9 years
Area Manager 3.8 years
Manager 3.7 years
Sales Manager 3.6 years
Commercial Manager 3.4 years
Branch Supervisor 3.4 years
Center Manager 3.4 years
Branch Director 3.3 years
Franchise Manager 3.1 years
Top Employers Before
Manager 5.1%
Teller 3.5%
Owner 2.4%
Top Employers After
Manager 5.5%
Owner 5.1%

Branch Manager Demographics

Gender

Male

56.8%

Female

41.4%

Unknown

1.8%
Ethnicity

White

80.6%

Hispanic or Latino

10.4%

Asian

6.6%

Unknown

1.8%

Black or African American

0.6%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

58.3%

French

8.1%

Arabic

4.2%

German

3.9%

Portuguese

3.6%

Korean

2.7%

Russian

2.6%

Chinese

2.6%

Japanese

2.5%

Italian

2.1%

Mandarin

1.7%

Hindi

1.5%

Carrier

1.3%

Tagalog

1.0%

Urdu

0.8%

Dakota

0.7%

Vietnamese

0.6%

Turkish

0.6%

Greek

0.6%

Polish

0.6%
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Branch Manager Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

28.9%

Michigan State University

5.3%

Liberty University

5.1%

Ashford University

4.9%

Strayer University

4.3%

Pennsylvania State University

4.3%

West Virginia University

3.9%

Kaplan University

3.7%

Southern New Hampshire University

3.7%

Troy University

3.6%

Florida State University

3.5%

University of Central Florida

3.5%

Purdue University

3.4%

Auburn University

3.3%

Ohio State University

3.3%

American InterContinental University

3.2%

Arizona State University

3.1%

University of Southern Mississippi

3.1%

University of Alabama

3.0%

University of Arizona

3.0%
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Majors

Business

41.9%

Finance

7.7%

Management

5.8%

Marketing

5.8%

Accounting

5.7%

Communication

3.5%

Psychology

3.4%

Criminal Justice

3.3%

Human Resources Management

2.9%

Nursing

2.5%

Education

2.4%

General Studies

2.3%

Political Science

2.3%

Economics

2.2%

Liberal Arts

1.8%

Health Care Administration

1.6%

Computer Science

1.4%

English

1.3%

History

1.2%

General Sales

1.2%
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Degrees

Bachelors

45.0%

Other

26.1%

Masters

13.5%

Associate

9.6%

Certificate

3.3%

Diploma

1.0%

Doctorate

0.9%

License

0.6%
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Real Branch Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Finacial Managers, Branch or Department Pricewaterhousecoopers San Francisco, CA Aug 01, 2011 $200,000
General Property Facultative Branch Manager General Reinsurance Corporation Addison, TX Mar 17, 2014 $164,800
Branch Manager Kintetsu World Express (U.S.A.), Inc. Romulus, MI May 04, 2015 $146,016
Branch Manager Cummins Inc. Columbus, IN Oct 02, 2016 $129,800 -
$155,000
Branch Manager General Reinsurance Corp. Columbus, OH Sep 28, 2011 $120,000
Branch Manager Trans-Trade, Inc. Seattle, WA Feb 01, 2011 $120,000
Branch Manager Redox, Inc. Carson, CA Dec 15, 2016 $113,750
Branch Manager Powertrans Freight Systems, Inc. NY Jan 22, 2016 $110,611
Branch Manager (Financial Center Manager) Citibank, N.A. New York, NY May 05, 2011 $110,000
Branch Manager Del Corona & Scardigli Usa Houston, TX Dec 12, 2016 $106,725
Branch Manager Redox, Inc. Carson, CA Jan 15, 2015 $105,000
Branch Manager/Arborist Nature's Trees Inc. Buchanan, NY Sep 27, 2013 $101,225
Cluster Branch Manager HSBC Bank USA, N.A. Philadelphia, PA Jan 15, 2013 $100,000
Branch Manager Spicy World IV, LLC Piscataway, NJ May 15, 2012 $71,000
Branch Manager GFA, Inc. Bessemer, AL Sep 03, 2014 $70,000
Branch Manager Testex Inc. Mishawaka, IN May 22, 2012 $70,000
Branch Manager GFA, Inc. Bessemer, AL Sep 20, 2014 $70,000
JR. Branch Manager (Civil Engineer II) CTI Consultants, Inc. Ashland, VA Sep 30, 2012 $70,000
Branch Manager GFA, Inc. Port Wentworth, GA Nov 01, 2014 $70,000
Branch Manager The Columbia Bank Rockville, MD Jun 01, 2012 $68,533
Branch Manager Enterprise Holdings Coconut Creek, FL Dec 17, 2012 $55,000
Branch Manager MSE Express America, Inc. Forest Park, GA Sep 02, 2014 $54,720
Branch Manager MSE Express America, Inc. Atlanta, GA Sep 02, 2015 $54,101
Branch Manager MSE Express America, Inc. Forest Park, GA Sep 02, 2013 $54,000
Travel Branch Manager Payless Travel Inc. Aventura, FL Oct 01, 2013 $52,894

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Top Skills for A Branch Manager

FinancialStatementsLoanApplicationsPayrollPSafetyBusinessDevelopmentSalesGoalsDailyOperationsLossCustomerSatisfactionCustomerRelationsSuperviseNewAccountsCompanyPoliciesCustomerBaseRealEstateLoanOfficersHumanResourcesStaffMembersInventoryControl

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Top Branch Manager Skills

  1. Financial Statements
  2. Loan Applications
  3. Payroll
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Managed, reviewed, and analyzed branch financial statements, receivables and reports for future planning and forecasting.
  • Examined, evaluated and processed consumer and business loan applications.
  • Record keeping, payroll, DOT compliance, driver scheduling and Regulatory Affairs.
  • Solicited and closed mortgage loans ranging from $300,000 to $500,000 resulting in sales of $10 million per year.
  • Managed all regulatory compliance issues and company directives supporting sound safety principles, practices and policies.

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