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Working As A District Manager

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates
  • Deal with People

  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $147,764

    Average Salary

What Does A District Manager Do

A district manager oversees a geographic area or district for a business and is responsible as a liaison between the company headquarters and the specific geography area or district with reference to the company's presence in that particular district.

How To Become A District Manager

Although education and training requirements vary widely by position and industry, many top executives have at least a bachelor’s degree and a considerable amount of work experience. 


Many top executives have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in business administration or in an area related to their field of work. Top executives in the public sector often have a degree in business administration, public administration, law, or the liberal arts. Top executives of large corporations often have a master’s degree in business administration (MBA).

College presidents and school superintendents are typically required to have a master’s degree, although a doctorate is often preferred.

Although many mayors, governors, or other public sector executives have at least a bachelor’s degree, these positions typically do not have any specific education requirements.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Many top executives advance within their own firm, moving up from lower level managerial or supervisory positions. However, other companies may prefer to hire qualified candidates from outside their organization. Top executives who are promoted from lower level positions may be able to substitute experience for education to move up in the company. For example, in industries such as retail trade or transportation, workers without a college degree may work their way up to higher levels within the company to become executives or general managers.

Chief executives typically need extensive managerial experience. Executives are also expected to have experience in the organization’s area of specialty. Most general and operations managers hired from outside an organization need lower level supervisory or management experience in a related field.

Some general managers advance to higher level managerial or executive positions. Company training programs, executive development programs, and certification can often benefit managers or executives hoping to advance.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Top executives must be able to communicate clearly and persuasively. They must effectively discuss issues and negotiate with others, direct subordinates, and explain their policies and decisions to those within and outside the organization.

Decisionmaking skills. Top executives need decisionmaking skills when setting policies and managing an organization. They must assess different options and choose the best course of action, often daily.

Leadership skills. Top executives must be able to lead an organization successfully by coordinating policies, people, and resources.

Management skills. Top executives must shape and direct the operations of an organization. For example, they must manage business plans, employees, and budgets.

Problem-solving skills. Top executives need to identify and resolve issues within an organization. They must be able to recognize shortcomings and effectively carry out solutions.

Time-management skills. Top executives do many tasks at the same time, typically under their own direction, to ensure that their work gets done and that they meet their goals.

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Real District Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Geology District Manager, Development Projects Newmont Mining Corporation Greenwood Village, CO Feb 21, 2011 $186,648 -
Pharmacy District Manager Rite Aid Corp. Rancho Cordova, CA Jan 13, 2016 $166,647
District Manager Crown Castle USA, Inc. CA Dec 15, 2014 $160,276
District Manager Crown Castle USA, Inc. Irvine, CA Jan 06, 2014 $160,276
Pharmacy District Manager Rite Aid Corp. Norfolk, VA Mar 06, 2015 $159,530
Pharmacy District Manager Rite Aid Corp. Norfolk, VA Sep 30, 2015 $159,530
Pharmacy District Manager Rite Aid Corp. Rancho Cordova, CA Aug 02, 2014 $158,632
Pharmacy District Manager Rite Aid Corp. Richmond, VA Jan 10, 2016 $158,303
Pharmacy District Manager Rite Aid Corp. Novato, CA Aug 03, 2012 $155,000
Pharmacy District Manager Rite Aid Corp. Chester, VA Feb 03, 2016 $154,960
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Top Skills for A District Manager


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Top District Manager Skills

  1. Customer Service
  2. Payroll
  3. Financial Performance
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Reduced payroll/expense budget by 10% while providing increased productivity/customer service over prior years.
  • Prepare monthly reports for management to report weekly payroll hours, inventory and end of the month numbers.
  • Prepared program operating budgets, budget reports and other financial performance reports.
  • Oversee the Columbus portfolio of Conventional single family homes throughout 5 counties.
  • Prepared monthly business analysis for entire team including PowerPoint presentations and territory summaries.

Top District Manager Employers

What Kind Of Companies Hire a District Manager

  1. ADP
  2. Dollar General
  3. Waffle House
  4. RadioShack
  5. Family Dollar
  6. Rent-A-Center
  7. Aramark
  8. Healthcare Services Group, Inc.
  9. Starbucks
  10. ALDI USA
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