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Working As A Department Manager

  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Getting Information
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • $46,779

    Average Salary

What Does A Department Manager Do

A Department Manager is responsible for all of the functions of a sales department. Their primary duties include managing staff, hitting sales targets, implementing strategies to improve sales, forecasting future sales, and recruiting and training new staff.

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Average Length of Employment
Dept Manager 4.5 years
Department Manager 4.0 years
Department Lead 3.5 years
Associate Manager 3.0 years
Co-Manager 2.9 years
Assistant Manager 2.9 years
Top Employers Before
Cashier 9.6%
Manager 6.2%
Supervisor 3.7%
Internship 2.9%
Teller 2.6%
Top Employers After
Manager 6.1%
Cashier 3.4%
Owner 3.0%
Teller 2.6%
Supervisor 2.6%

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Department Manager Demographics

Gender

Male

50.1%

Female

48.3%

Unknown

1.6%
Ethnicity

White

80.8%

Hispanic or Latino

10.9%

Asian

6.3%

Unknown

1.5%

Black or African American

0.5%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

59.2%

French

8.4%

German

4.2%

Russian

4.0%

Chinese

3.4%

Portuguese

3.3%

Italian

2.7%

Mandarin

2.6%

Arabic

2.6%

Japanese

2.1%

Hindi

1.2%

Korean

1.0%

Polish

0.9%

Cantonese

0.8%

Tagalog

0.8%

Carrier

0.7%

Swedish

0.6%

Urdu

0.6%

Gujarati

0.5%

Ukrainian

0.5%
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Department Manager Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

28.3%

Kaplan University

6.0%

Ashford University

5.6%

Southern New Hampshire University

5.3%

Liberty University

4.9%

American InterContinental University

4.2%

Michigan State University

4.1%

Strayer University

4.0%

Fashion Institute of Technology

3.6%

Iowa State University

3.4%

Florida State University

3.3%

Auburn University

3.3%

Northern Virginia Community College

3.2%

Grand Canyon University

3.2%

Pennsylvania State University

3.2%

Arizona State University

3.1%

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

2.8%

West Virginia University

2.8%

University of South Florida

2.8%

Illinois State University

2.7%
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Majors

Business

36.8%

Management

5.4%

Criminal Justice

5.3%

Accounting

5.2%

Psychology

4.9%

Marketing

4.2%

General Studies

4.0%

Health Care Administration

3.7%

Communication

3.3%

Nursing

3.3%

Education

3.0%

Graphic Design

2.8%

Computer Science

2.8%

Human Resources Management

2.4%

Medical Assisting Services

2.4%

Liberal Arts

2.4%

Finance

2.2%

English

2.1%

Specialized Sales And Merchandising

1.9%

Computer Information Systems

1.9%
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Degrees

Bachelors

36.4%

Other

30.2%

Associate

15.3%

Masters

10.8%

Certificate

4.4%

Diploma

1.5%

Doctorate

1.0%

License

0.5%
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Real Department Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Department Manager Sunrise Brokers LLC New York, NY Jun 01, 2015 $250,000
Department Manager Sunrise Brokers LLC New York, NY Dec 05, 2013 $218,774 -
$250,000
Department Manager Sunrise Brokers LLC New York, NY Nov 30, 2012 $214,032 -
$250,000
Department Manager Goldman, Sachs & Co. Jersey City, NJ Sep 02, 2011 $210,000
Strategic Planning Department Manager KPI Ultrasound, Inc. Yorba Linda, CA Mar 31, 2016 $166,608
Department Manager, Smart Grid Implementation Grou Consolidated Edison Company of New York Inc. New York, NY Oct 01, 2013 $165,000
Department Manager Goldman, Sachs & Co. Salt Lake City, UT Jun 01, 2011 $155,000
Finance Department Manager Patria Investments Us, LLC New York, NY Sep 25, 2015 $154,690
Inspection Department Manager Technip USA, Inc. Houston, TX Jun 02, 2014 $150,000
Wireless Communication Product Department Manager Mediatek USA, Inc. San Jose, CA Apr 30, 2011 $144,900
PLT Quality Department Manager Continental Tire The Americas, LLC Mount Vernon, IL Mar 05, 2015 $143,325 -
$163,650
Department Manager General Compliance HSBC Bank USA, N.A. New York, NY Aug 07, 2016 $135,000
Pharmacy Department Manager CVS RX Services, Inc. Annandale, VA Jun 09, 2014 $130,584 -
$146,132
Pharmacy Department Manager CVS RX Services, Inc. Centreville, VA Jul 29, 2014 $130,584 -
$146,132
Pharmacy Department Manager CVS RX Services, Inc. Washington, DC Feb 10, 2012 $119,627 -
$126,618
Pharmacy Department Manager CVS RX Services, Inc. Upper Marlboro, MD Mar 30, 2012 $119,627 -
$128,977
Pharmacy Department Manager CVS RX Services, Inc. Bowie, MD Mar 30, 2012 $119,627 -
$128,977
Tax Department Manager Sullivan & Company, CPAS Bethesda, MD Jun 23, 2016 $118,000
Department Manager of Strategic Marketing Aixtron, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Jan 01, 2012 $117,270 -
$130,000
Civil/Structural Department Manager H&K Engineering, LLC Baton Rouge, LA Jan 09, 2016 $117,104
Material Department Manager Hermes Microvision, Inc. San Jose, CA Sep 01, 2015 $88,000
Department Manager I Terracon Consultants, Inc. Houston, TX Mar 05, 2014 $85,500
Order Management Department Manager Vilore Food Company Inc. San Antonio, TX Sep 01, 2015 $82,000
Geotechnical Department Manager ECS Florida LLC Orlando, FL Jan 20, 2014 $81,435
Scholarship Department Manager West Africa Management Services, LLC. Houston, TX Jun 01, 2013 $80,000 -
$91,000
Department Manager-Yard Safway Atlantic, LLC Carlstadt, NJ Sep 01, 2015 $80,000
Die Casting Department Manager Aluminum Technology Schmid North America, Inc. Auburn, AL Sep 21, 2014 $80,000
Die Casting Department Manager Aluminum Technology Schmid North America, Inc. Auburn, AL Sep 23, 2014 $80,000

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Top Skills for A Department Manager

CustomerServiceSkillsOrderMerchandiseProceduresSalesFloorFoodSafetyInventoryControlSuperviseLossPreventionPayrollSalesGoalsDeliveryCustomerSatisfactionSalesAssociatesInventoryManagementCustomerComplaintsInventoryLevelsProductKnowledgeDailyOperationsHardwareCompanyPolicies

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  1. Customer Service Skills
  2. Order Merchandise
  3. Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Executed strong customer service skills when balancing patient accounts by way of patient payments, medical insurance payments or collection methods.
  • Used Genesis screen 5.3 and direct calls to vendors to order merchandise.
  • Performed branch monetary and security procedures were being adhered to.
  • Coordinated sales associates' schedules to ensure adequate sales floor coverage, to optimize customer service.
  • Keep records required by government agencies regarding sanitation, and food safety when appropriate.

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