Some of the skills we found on district manager resumes included "customer service," "sales goals," and "multi-unit." We have detailed the most important district manager responsibilities below.
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a district manager. We found that 66.3% of district managers have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 6.9% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most district managers have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every seven district managers were not college graduates.
Those district managers who do attend college, typically earn either business degrees or marketing degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for district managers include management degrees or communication degrees.
When you're ready to become a district manager, you might wonder which companies hire district managers. According to our research through district manager resumes, district managers are mostly hired by AbbVie, Automatic Data Processing, and Aramark. Now is a good time to apply as AbbVie has 79 district managers job openings, and there are 60 at Automatic Data Processing and 50 at Aramark.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, district managers tend to earn the biggest salaries at Kmart, Dollar General, and Big Lots. Take Kmart for example. The median district manager salary is $158,892. At Dollar General, district managers earn an average of $155,946, while the average at Big Lots is $155,412. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
We also looked into companies who hire district managers from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include Automatic Data Processing, AT&T;, and Amazon.com.
For the most part, district managers make their living in the retail and hospitality industries. District managers tend to make the most in the pharmaceutical industry with an average salary of $100,679. The district manager annual salary in the retail and finance industries generally make $98,967 and $90,380 respectively. Additionally, district managers who work in the pharmaceutical industry make 21.5% more than district managers in the hospitality Industry.