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Department Manager Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$71,000
$38,000
$71,000
$133,000
Department managers in the United States make an average salary of $71,864 per year or $34.55 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $38,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $134,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New York, West Virginia, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Virginia provide the highest department manager salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Austin, TX
$84,084
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Map of Department Manager Salaries

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Average Salary

Average Department Manager Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to New York, West Virginia and New Jersey, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for department managers. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Utah, South Dakota, and North Dakota.

City
Average Salary
Jackson, MI
Jackson, MI
$77,184
$77k

High Paying Department Manager Jobs

Average Department Manager Salary By Company

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Goldman Sachs and Charles Schwab as they offer the highest salaries for department managers.

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Department Manager Salary History

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    Department Manager Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a department manager can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation 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.

    Recently Added Department Manager Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Jewel-Osco
    Jewel-Osco
    Department Manager Trainee-Jewel-Osco
    Department Manager Trainee-Jewel-Osco
    Department Manager Trainee-Jewel-Osco
    Chicago, IL
    Chicago, IL
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $38,129
    $38,129
    10/30/2020
    Hardware Department Manager
    Hardware Department Manager
    Portage, PA
    Portage, PA
    10/23/2020
    10/23/2020
    $27,131
    $27,131
    10/23/2020
    McDonald's
    McDonald's
    Department Manager
    Department Manager
    Department Manager
    Raleigh, NC
    Raleigh, NC
    10/08/2020
    10/08/2020
    $27,131
    $27,131
    10/08/2020
    McDonald's
    McDonald's
    Experienced Department Manager
    Experienced Department Manager
    Experienced Department Manager
    Kansas City, MO
    Kansas City, MO
    10/05/2020
    10/05/2020
    $31,305
    $31,305
    10/05/2020
    Astronomy Department Manager
    Astronomy Department Manager
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Santa Cruz, CA
    10/04/2020
    10/04/2020
    $70,000
    $70,000
    10/04/2020
    Aerotek
    Aerotek
    Rpls-Survey Department Manager
    Rpls-Survey Department Manager
    Rpls-Survey Department Manager
    Dallas, TX
    Dallas, TX
    09/25/2020
    09/25/2020
    $80,000
    $80,000
    09/25/2020
    Receiving Department Manager
    Receiving Department Manager
    Roseburg, OR
    Roseburg, OR
    09/23/2020
    09/23/2020
    $29,218
    $29,218
    09/23/2020
    Austin Allen Company, LLC 3026
    Austin Allen Company, LLC 3026
    Warranty Department Manager/Manufacturing
    Warranty Department Manager/Manufacturing
    Warranty Department Manager/Manufacturing
    Collierville, TN
    Collierville, TN
    09/23/2020
    09/23/2020
    $60,000
    $60,000
    09/23/2020
    Maintenance/Fabrication Department Manager
    Maintenance/Fabrication Department Manager
    Corcoran, CA
    Corcoran, CA
    09/19/2020
    09/19/2020
    $55,000
    $55,000
    09/19/2020
    Randstad
    Randstad
    Department Manager
    Department Manager
    Department Manager
    Nashville, TN
    Nashville, TN
    09/18/2020
    09/18/2020
    $50,000
    $50,000
    09/18/2020