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.

  • 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
  • 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

$67,801 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $68K
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“I grew as a person and drastically improved my communication skills and would not trade this experience for the world.”

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“CoWorx is an amazing company to work for but the best thing about working here is the people.”

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“Poor leadership beginning at the top all the way down to the market manager level.”

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“Received limited training or resources; you really just have to do your own things in order to succeed.”

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Aug. 24, 2019

“Pay is not always equal across the same job ranges I saw significant discrepancies in salary within the same position and similar experiences.”

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“You will regret and nothing else you can do.... Please investigate properly prior to your joining.... HR team is not good for nothing...”

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