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Department Manager Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$54,608 (USD)

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Last updated: June 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Department Manager is $54,608 a year and $26 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Department Manager is between $40,054 and $66,720. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Department Manager. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Manages and coordinates activities of workers in department of retail store.
  • Interviews job applicants and evaluates worker performance to recommend personnel actions such as hiring, retention, promotion, transfer or dismissal of workers.
Department Manager Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers

Job family population: 1,200,180

Estimated population of Department Manager jobs: 62,241

Rate of error: 0.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Department Manager Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Department Manager
Apr 18
Joliet, IL, USA
Dollar Tree Distribution Center
L 1 Manager DEPARTMENT: Distribution Center REPORTS TO: Operations Manager SUPERVISES: Direct Reports: L2 Manager Indirect Reports: Hourly Associates General Purpose: Manages and oversees up to 20 ...
Store Manager - Lincoln Square
Jun 7
Chicago, IL, USA
Search, Inc.
We are looking for a Store Manager with a sharp focus on clothing retail sales . This position ... Experienced and Certified Search, Inc. is licensed by the Illinois Department of Human Services and ...
District Manager
Jun 18
Chicago, United States
Elior North America
District Manager (Req #: 2709678) Department: Corporate Status: Full Time Shift: Salaried Minimum education: Bachelor's Degree EEO code: 1.2. First/Mid Level Officials & Managers Apply now Date ...
Manufacturing Manager
Jun 12
Chicago, IL, USA
Crescent Foods
Communicating metrics to Department Management Teams, Hold Department Management Teams accountable on conformance to manufacturing plans, meeting established performance metrics and achieving ...
Production Manager - Baking
Jun 17
Chicago, IL, USA
JSK Recruiting, Inc
... Department Manager, Production Superintendent or similar role. Must have experience managing leaders in a manufacturing setting * Must be flexible and capable of working in a fast-paced environment ...
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