Department Manager Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Goldman Sachs
Highest Paying City
Washington, DC
Highest Paying State
New York
Average Experience Level
4.0 years
How much does a department manager make?
Department Managers in America make, on average, $71,864 a year or $34.55 per hour. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $134,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $38,000 per year. Hospitality companies and Retail companies have the most job opportunities for Department Managers. The best states for high paying Department Manager jobs are New York, West Virginia, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Virginia. The typical employment in the position spans 4.0 years.
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Average Department Manager Salary By Location

Across America, Department Managers make on average $71,864 annually or $34.55 hourly. Working in Washington, DC as a Department Manager will pay you the highest wages at around $95,725 per year. The average starting salary in Washington, DC for Department Managers is $43,000. The top 5 states with the highest reported Department Manager salaries are New York, West Virginia, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Virginia. Utah, South Dakota, North Dakota, Hawaii, and Alaska are at the bottom for competitive pay.

Map of Department Manager Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Department Managers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Department Manager Salary By Company

There is good job security in Department Manager positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Department Managers are Hospitality companies and Retail companies. Companies like Goldman Sachs or Charles Schwab will get you the highest pay packages. Also, companies like Qualcomm and Patterson Companies pay their Department Managers very well.

Department Manager Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Department Manager Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Department Manager can range from $49,543 to $69,928 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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