Most district managers list "customer service," "multi-unit," and "customer satisfaction" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important district manager responsibilities here:
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.
The district managers who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied business and marketing, while a small population of district managers studied management and communication.
Once you're ready to become a district manager, you should explore the companies that typically hire district managers. According to district manager resumes that we searched through, district managers are hired the most by Domino's Pizza, ADP, and Jack in the Box. Currently, Domino's Pizza has 100 district manager job openings, while there are 80 at ADP and 56 at Jack in the Box.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, district managers tend to earn the biggest salaries at Regeneron, Pure Storage, and Crown Castle International. Take Regeneron for example. The median district manager salary is $152,451. At Pure Storage, district managers earn an average of $139,022, while the average at Crown Castle International is $138,392. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
If you earned a degree from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, you might want to take a look at ADP, Amazon, and AT&T.; These three companies have hired a significant number of district managers from these institutions.
In general, district managers fulfill roles in the hospitality and retail industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the district manager annual salary is the highest in the pharmaceutical industry with $119,906 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the telecommunication and retail industries pay $99,173 and $95,973 respectively. This means that district managers who are employed in the pharmaceutical industry make 14.5% more than district managers who work in the hospitality Industry.