What does a Branch Manager do?

A Branch Manager can be found heading up one location of a company's chain of businesses. Branches are businesses that operate under the supervision of the central entity. Branch Managers are in charge of the operations and business growth of the branch assigned to them. An example of a Branch Manager would be someone who manages one location in a network for a large bank. They oversee the productivity of employees and influence positive business growth.

There is no specific education needed to hold a Branch Manager position. However, a majority of employers will require a bachelor's degree in Business, Finance or related field. Advanced degrees such as a Masters or Doctorate are preferred to hold senior or high profile positions. Being that a Branch Manager is responsible for driving business, sourcing, training and overseeing staff, having a well-rounded background in Business Management and Accounting is a big plus.

What responsibilities are common for Branch Manager jobs?
  • Oversee and manage all aspects of the business such as Accounting, HR, Sales and Operations
  • Review trade area and identify new market opportunities
  • Keep in line with company growth strategy
  • Meet or exceed company profit goals
  • Manage accounting and budget information
  • Participate in district training calls with other branches
  • Source, train, coach and develop staff
  • Address customer issues and concerns promptly
What are the typical qualifications for Branch Manager jobs?
  • Bachelor's Degree in business, accounting, management or similar (preferred)
  • Advanced degree (preferred)
  • 5+ years in a management role
  • Proven track record of good performance
  • Firm grasp of modern management skills and tactics
  • Understanding of industry laws and regulations
  • A drive to reach sales and service goals
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Experience with managing human resources
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.1 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Branch Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

$71,027 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $71K
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Branch Manager Career Path

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Years of Experience Distribution

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Not including years spent in education and/or training

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HSS HireHSS Hire
Virtual Branch Manager- Remote Experience
Sept 24, 2022

“Wage is good but when you see the worth you bring in it ain’t great.”

Cimco RefrigerationCimco Refrigeration
Branch Manager
Nov 11, 2020

“I hold an engineering degree and Cimco was a great place to learn about detailed technical engineering design.”

Branch Manager
May 6, 2022

“4 years in and 5 promotions along Enterprise have provided a career and endless opportunities.”

First BankFirst Bank
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Sept 26, 2022

“Pay for entry level Teller or Banker is not the best in the industry but was recently increased”

Branch Manager
May 13, 2021

“Working until 8pm we thought 7pm was quite adequate opening hours but we do what needs doing”

Heritage-Crystal Clean LLCHeritage-Crystal Clean LLC
Branch Utility Manager
Oct 20, 2020

“You are afforded a unique career opportunity which allows you to be paid according to your TRUE WORTH!!”

Equipment DepotEquipment Depot
Branch Rental Manager
Jul 25, 2022

“A great team environment dedicated on helping each other serve our customer the best way possible.”

99 Speedmart99 Speedmart
Assistant Branch Manager
May 10, 2022

“If you are just starting to build your career this a good place to learn many things at once.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a Branch Manager

When working as a Branch Manager, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Graduate Level, Graduate Degree, Microsoft Office Suite, Interpersonal and Communication and CSM.

The most similar professions to Branch Manager are:
  • Manager
  • Shift Manager
  • General Manager
  • Sales Representative

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

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