What does a District Manager do?

District managers oversee the operations of multiple stores, work sites, or locations within a specific region. Primary responsibilities include the recruitment and training of store managers, the setting of regional goals and ensuring that the stores they supervise adhere to relevant company and industry regulations.

District managers act as a liaison between area branches and company headquarters and manage operational day-to-day practices. They will coordinate with senior management and report and make recommendations regarding the teams they oversee. They strive to grow market share and improve customer experiences, and they have a passion for excellence when interacting with clients. District managers need a bachelor's degree in related fields including management, finance, public administration, or communications. Some district managers also need retail management experience.

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EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.3 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

District Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

$5,905 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$3K
Median: $6K
$10K
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District Manager Career Path

Learn how to become a District Manager, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L2
District Manager
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L3
Senior District Manager
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L4
Sales Leader
$135,000/yr
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District Manager Insights

Read what District Manager professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
TNG MerchandisingTNG Merchandising
District Supervisor
1 Dec 2019

“9. Merchandiser pay is not competitive; very few if any raises given to them.”

American LandmarkAmerican Landmark
District Manager
18 Nov 2019

“Our jobs are never easy but I can say our jobs are fun because of the people next to you.”

State Industrial ProductsState Industrial Products
District Manager
15 Apr 2021

“I worked my way thru school and advanced in the mining industry to a production manager making a great income.”

Sun CommunitiesSun Communities
District Manager
22 May 2019

“Sometimes long hours but it is well worth it when you love what you do for a living.”

TCC Verizon Authorized RetailerTCC Verizon Authorized Retailer
District Manager
5 Aug 2020

“One of the best if not the best pay structure within the industry outside of Corporate doors.”

AloricaAlorica
District Specialist
17 Aug 2019

“Monthly incentive bonus are nice when you're not being paid enough for your basic expected duties.”

Meridian RestaurantsMeridian Restaurants
District Manager
21 May 2020

“Work life balance is challenging at the beginning but gets better as you learn your role.”

PepsiCoPepsiCo
Sales District Leader
23 Apr 2021

“The pay is on the higher end but if it were an hourly wage it’s pretty much minimum wage.”

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