Updated August 18, 2021
Average Department Manager Salary
$58,000 yearly
$27.97 hourly

Entry level Salary
$30,000 yearly
$30,000
10 %
$58,000
Median
$110,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$110,000
$9,167
$53
75th Percentile
$81,000
$6,750
$39
Average
$58,168
$4,847
$28
25th Percentile
$41,000
$3,417
$20
10th Percentile
$30,000
$2,500
$14

Average Department Manager Salary By State

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Department Manager average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$53,072
$25.52
Alaska
$49,793
$23.94
Arizona
$49,197
$23.65
Arkansas
$48,005
$23.08
California
$64,121
$30.83
Colorado
$49,495
$23.80
Connecticut
$68,720
$33.04
Delaware
$62,244
$29.93
District of Columbia
$76,037
$36.56
Florida
$54,752
$26.32
Georgia
$50,715
$24.38
Hawaii
$82,200
$39.52
Idaho
$44,011
$21.16
Illinois
$49,337
$23.72
Indiana
$45,980
$22.11
Iowa
$48,923
$23.52
Kansas
$43,772
$21.04
Kentucky
$40,066
$19.26
Louisiana
$53,983
$25.95
Maine
$55,770
$26.81
Maryland
$68,265
$32.82
Massachusetts
$68,030
$32.71
Michigan
$54,223
$26.07
Minnesota
$56,961
$27.39
Mississippi
$41,985
$20.19
Missouri
$45,007
$21.64
Montana
$44,261
$21.28
Nebraska
$43,246
$20.79
Nevada
$49,388
$23.74
New Hampshire
$58,885
$28.31
New Jersey
$77,071
$37.05
New Mexico
$47,000
$22.60
New York
$76,683
$36.87
North Carolina
$47,392
$22.78
North Dakota
$49,150
$23.63
Ohio
$58,870
$28.30
Oklahoma
$48,002
$23.08
Oregon
$52,942
$25.45
Pennsylvania
$50,690
$24.37
Rhode Island
$65,168
$31.33
South Carolina
$43,455
$20.89
South Dakota
$46,581
$22.39
Tennessee
$45,371
$21.81
Texas
$66,832
$32.13
Utah
$42,476
$20.42
Vermont
$60,488
$29.08
Virginia
$67,966
$32.68
Washington
$49,036
$23.57
West Virginia
$40,829
$19.63
Wisconsin
$53,399
$25.67
Wyoming
$43,951
$21.13

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Highest Paying Cities For Department Manager

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Bay Shore, NY
$78,091
$37.54
Hoboken, NJ
$77,749
$37.38
Washington, DC
$76,227
$36.65
Arlington, VA
$71,135
$34.20
Novato, CA
$68,952
$33.15
Boston, MA
$67,938
$32.66

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How much does a Department Manager make?

The average department manager salary is $58,168 per year, or $27.97 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $30,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $110,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Maryland provide the highest department manager salaries.

Average Department Manager Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $58,200
    $27.97
    +2.7%
    2020
    $56,600
    $27.20
    -1.3%
    2019
    $57,300
    $27.55
    +1.9%
    2018
    $56,200
    $27.03
    +1.2%
    2017
    $55,600
    $26.72
    +1.7%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Manager On Duty

    Avg. salary: $36,729

    A manager on duty's role is to oversee operations in a store or a particular department, ensuring efficient workflow and workforce performance. They mainly evaluate and delegate tasks among employees, arrange schedules, set goals and budget, handle issues and concerns, and impose disciplinary actions. Moreover, a manager on duty may also perform clerical tasks such as producing progress reports, processing paperwork, maintaining an inventory of supplies, reporting to supervisors, coordinating with other managers, and implementing the company's policies and standards.
    197,388 Manager On Duty Jobs
    Store Manager And Buyer

    Avg. salary: $59,454

    A store manager is responsible for selecting and purchasing goods. They provide information on products, including prices and promotions. They are responsible for providing recommendations to clients, handling customer requires, and solving any issues. They also monitor sales.
    129,832 Store Manager And Buyer Jobs
    Co-Manager

    Avg. salary: $108,101

    A co-manager's role is to supervise business operations and perform administrative tasks as support to a manager. One of the primary functions of a co-manager is to delegate tasks of team members and arrange schedules. They also evaluate progress, produce the necessary documentation, maintain a record of data, identify issues and opportunities, and assist in coordinating with other employees. A co-manager may also have the task of hiring and training new workforce members, enforcing policies and regulations at all times.
    215,113 Co-Manager Jobs
    Produce Manager

    Avg. salary: $35,934

    A produce manager works at a grocery store and is responsible for maintaining and creating the produce display. Each grocery store has standard operating procedures for sales and production, and the produce manager has to work within those guidelines to improve the sales and net profit of the store. They help negotiate prices with suppliers, ensure that they deliver the best quality stock on time, prioritize, and place orders based on the demand for such items as organic or locally grown produce. The produce manager also timely provides pricing updates, and he/she or she supervises the placement of shelf tags.
    141,171 Produce Manager Jobs
    Manager

    Avg. salary: $93,001

    Managers are responsible for a specific department, function, or employee group. They oversee their assigned departments and all the employees under the department. Managers are responsible that the department they are handling is functioning well. They set the department goals and the steps they must take to achieve the goals. They are also in charge of assessing the performance of their departments and their employees. Additionally, managers are responsible for interviewing prospective candidates for department vacancies and assessing their fit to the needs of the department. Managers also set the general working environment in the department, and they are expected to ensure that their employees remain motivated.
    961,682 Manager Jobs
    Co-Manager/Store Manager

    Avg. salary: $45,225

    A co-manager/store manager oversees the daily operations of a store, ensuring smooth workflow and customer satisfaction. They are in charge of setting goals and sales targets, establishing guidelines and timelines, delegating responsibilities among staff, and developing strategies to optimize store operations. They are also responsible for monitoring all store activities, addressing issues and concerns, and resolving them promptly and efficiently. Moreover, as a co-manager/store manager, it is essential to manage and supervise staff, leading them to reach goals while implementing the store's policies and regulations.
    320,544 Co-Manager/Store Manager Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Manager On Duty
    $36,730
    $3,061
    $17.66
    197,388
    Store Manager And Buyer
    $59,455
    $4,955
    $28.58
    129,832
    Co-Manager
    $108,101
    $9,008
    $51.97
    215,113
    Produce Manager
    $35,934
    $2,995
    $17.28
    141,171
    Manager
    $93,002
    $7,750
    $44.71
    961,682
    Co-Manager/Store Manager
    $45,225
    $3,769
    $21.74
    320,544
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    Recently Added Department Manager Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Plum Market
    Deli Department Manager
    Deli Department Manager
    Bloomfield Hills, MI
    08/31/2021
    $35,479
    08/31/2021
    Natural Grocers
    Grocery/Bulk Department Manager
    Grocery/Bulk Department Manager
    Portland, OR
    08/31/2021
    $37,566
    08/31/2021
    Coorstek
    Manufacturing Department Manager
    Manufacturing Department Manager
    Grand Junction, CO
    08/31/2021
    $88,669
    08/31/2021
    University of California
    Department Manager (7378U)-Ced/Laep
    Department Manager (7378U)-Ced/Laep
    Berkeley, CA
    08/28/2021
    $75,400
    08/28/2021
    Natural Grocers
    Grocery/Bulk Department Manager
    Grocery/Bulk Department Manager
    Reno, NV
    08/28/2021
    $33,392
    08/28/2021
    Barnes & Noble Education
    Co Department Manager Pikes Peak Community College-Centennial Campus
    Co Department Manager Pikes Peak Community College-Centennial Campus
    Colorado Springs, CO
    08/27/2021
    $28,175
    08/27/2021
    Natural Grocers
    Grocery/Bulk Department Manager
    Grocery/Bulk Department Manager
    Lakewood, CO
    08/27/2021
    $37,566
    08/27/2021
    Vacasa
    Department Manager-Housekeeping
    Department Manager-Housekeeping
    Oceanside, OR
    08/27/2021
    $47,500
    08/27/2021
    McDonald's
    People Department Manager, Up To . With Weekly Pay and Benefits
    People Department Manager, Up To . With Weekly Pay and Benefits
    Greenville, SC
    08/25/2021
    $29,218
    08/25/2021
    Animal Humane Society
    Facilities Department Manager
    Facilities Department Manager
    Golden Valley, MN
    08/23/2021
    $65,000
    08/23/2021

    Average Department Manager Salary by Demographic

    Department Manager Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $67,499
    female-income
    Female Income
    $60,238
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$67,499
    Female$60,238
    Median Department Manager Income by Race
    Asian department managers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american department managers have the lowest average salary at $61,401.
    $70,000
    $56,000
    $42,000
    $28,000
    $14,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$64,358
    Black or African American$61,401
    Asian$65,022
    Hispanic or Latino$64,498
    Average Department Manager Salary by Education Level
    Department managers with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $100,437 annually. With a Bachelors degree, department managers earn a median annual income of $82,529 compared to $71,153 for department managers with an Associate degree.
    $105,000
    $84,000
    $63,000
    $42,000
    $21,000
    $0
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$67,499
    Master's Degree$100,437
    Bachelor's Degree$82,529
    Some College/ Associate Degree$71,153