"customer service," "procedures," and "sales goals" aren't the only skills we found regional general managers list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of regional general manager responsibilities that we found, including:
Before becoming a regional general manager, 56.1% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 7.8% regional general managers went for the extra education. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it may be possible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, most regional general managers have a college degree. But about one out of every six regional general managers didn't attend college at all.
Those regional general managers who do attend college, typically earn either business degrees or management degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for regional general managers include hospitality management degrees or marketing degrees.
When you're ready to become a regional general manager, you might wonder which companies hire regional general managers. According to our research through regional general manager resumes, regional general managers are mostly hired by Advance Auto Parts, H&R; Block, and Caliber Collision. Now is a good time to apply as Advance Auto Parts has 35 regional general managers job openings, and there are 17 at H&R; Block and 10 at Caliber Collision.
Since salary is important to some regional general managers, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Regal Cinemas, Hipcamp, and Live Nation Entertainment. If you were to take a closer look at Regal Cinemas, you'd find that the average regional general manager salary is $181,915. Then at Hipcamp, regional general managers receive an average salary of $174,674, while the salary at Live Nation Entertainment is $173,643.
We also looked into companies who hire regional general managers from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include Sodexo Operations LLC, Aramark, and Best Buy.
In general, regional general managers fulfill roles in the hospitality and retail industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the regional general manager annual salary is the highest in the pharmaceutical industry with $132,950 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the retail and transportation industries pay $129,799 and $127,505 respectively. This means that regional general managers who are employed in the pharmaceutical industry make 50.3% more than regional general managers who work in the hospitality Industry.