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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

  • $59,000

    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 Careers Before Department Manager
Cashier 9.6%
Manager 6.2%
Supervisor 3.7%
Internship 2.9%
Teller 2.6%
Top Careers After Department Manager
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

63.4%

Hispanic or Latino

15.2%

Black or African American

11.2%

Asian

6.6%

Unknown

3.6%
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Foreign 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
Die Casting Department Manager Aluminum Technology Schmid North America, Inc. Auburn, AL Sep 23, 2014 $80,000
Die Casting Department Manager Aluminum Technology Schmid North America, Inc. Auburn, AL Sep 21, 2014 $80,000
Department Manager-Yard Safway Atlantic, LLC Carlstadt, NJ Sep 01, 2015 $80,000
Scholarship Department Manager West Africa Management Services, LLC. Houston, TX Jun 01, 2013 $80,000 -
$91,000

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AVERAGE SALARY FOR A Department Manager

Average Yearly Salary
$59,000
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$38,000
Min 10%
$59,000
Median 50%
$59,000
Median 50%
$59,000
Median 50%
$59,000
Median 50%
$59,000
Median 50%
$59,000
Median 50%
$59,000
Median 50%
$90,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Goldman Sachs
Highest Paying City
Everett, WA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
3.9 years
How much does a Department Manager make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Department Manager in the United States is $59,395 per year or $29 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $38,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $90,000.

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Top Skills for A Department Manager

  1. Customer Service
  2. New Merchandise
  3. Sales Floor
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provided exceptional customer service, staffing direction and guidance.
  • Incorporated new merchandise items into existing plan-o-grams following existing corporate standards.
  • Sorted, priced, and EAS tagged all merchandise before it went out on the sales floor.
  • Facilitated massive moving, and restructuring of department and office procedures to accommodate new international department and business growth.
  • Increased productivity through exemplary customer service, quality control, inventory control, and cross merchandising.

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Top 10 Best States for Department Managers

  1. New Hampshire
  2. Connecticut
  3. Delaware
  4. New Jersey
  5. New York
  6. South Dakota
  7. Rhode Island
  8. Vermont
  9. Maine
  10. Florida
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