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.

What responsibilities are common for District Manager jobs?
  • Comply with, promote and train on all safety policies and procedures.
  • Ensure teams provide outstanding service and satisfied guests.
  • Identify resources, assign workloads and manage schedules to ensure timely deliveries.
  • Responsible to grow sales and meet expense and G&A budgets.
  • Evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of goals and objectives.
  • Lead district meetings focused on a plan to achieve sales objectives and goals.
  • Achieve net income and participation objectives for assigned camps and activities.
  • Participate in the development of company policies, standards, training and management development.
  • Use company provided reports for review and assessment or all aforementioned aspects of the business.
  • Direct the delivery of complete facilities maintenance service within budget, meeting all contracted KPI's.
  • Recruit, develop, motivate, and engage a highly talented team.
  • Work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution.
  • Initiate open and candid coaching conversations at all levels.
  • Ensure GMs are planning and taking appropriate action to achieve company standards and objectives.
  • Assist in maintain, a customer-friendly, quality image of assigned facilities.
What are the typical qualifications for District Manager jobs?
  • Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in business, management, or marketing or equivalent experience.
  • Adaptable to a variety of situations.
  • A leader who can collaborate with team members using a positive attitude.
  • Comfortable training, planning alongside, and scheduling staff.
  • Sound product knowledge and business acumen.
  • Dedicated to operational excellence.
  • Comfortable drafting and producing a budget with an eye on expense control.
  • Strong problem solving and time management skills.
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.3 ★
Total Pay--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does a District Manager make?

Confident
$94,394 /yr
Total Pay
$67,201
 /yr

Base Pay

+
$27,193
 /yr

Additional Pay

$94,394

 / yr
$47K$328K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range
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District Manager Career Path

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L2
District Manager
$94,403/yr
L3
L4
L2

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
3%
2 - 4
52%
5 - 7
31%
8+
14%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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ADPADP
District Manager
May 17, 2022

“This is one of the first jobs I have where work/life balance is important and valued.”

ADPADP
District Manager
Dec 6, 2021

“The sales training is really good and will prepare you for other roles within the industry.”

State Industrial ProductsState Industrial Products
District Manager
Apr 15, 2021

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

Extra Space StorageExtra Space Storage
Senior District Manager
Apr 27, 2021

“Multiple ways to grow your career and developmental tools to help you along the way.”

Zuna SolarZuna Solar
District Manager
Mar 14, 2022

“I wish everyone else in the industry knew how great a place it is to further their solar career.”

ALDIALDI
District Manager Trainee
Apr 27, 2022

“You can do a great job numbers wise but can get terminated bc your boss doesn’t like you.”

Praxm ManagementPraxm Management
District Manager
Mar 3, 2022

“PRAXM is the best management company I have ever had the pleasure of working for.”

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

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

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a District Manager

When working as a District Manager, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Excellent Communication, Graduate Level, Evacuation, Erosion Control, and Word Processing.

The most similar professions to District Manager are:
  • Manager
  • Regional Manager
  • General Manager
  • Branch Manager

The most common qualifications to become a District Manager include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

Related Careers

Manager
$65,085
13% skills overlap
Regional Manager
$93,775
13% skills overlap
General Manager
$81,898
No skills overlap
Branch Manager
$95,203
13% skills overlap

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