What does a Regional Manager do?

Regional managers oversee a number of separate store, office or business branches within companies and organizations. As a regional manager, you're responsible for the staffing, profit, performance and other operations at each branch you manage. Your job includes instructing branch management and supervisors at every location and reporting your regional branches' performance to upper administration. Supervisors, store managers or general managers can eventually become regional managers with leadership and industry experience. A regional manager could eventually become a CEO or company president with the right experience and connections.

Most hiring companies prefer that you hold a Bachelor's degree in business or the company's specific field. Further graduate studies may also stand out on your resum'. Regional managers must have strong decision-making and problem-solving skills. They must also be able to multitask and work under conditions that are high in stress. Though they should already be experts in their industry, regional managers should demonstrate an ongoing knowledge of their industry complete with continuing education.

  • Oversee the operations of multiple office, store or business branches
  • Guide, train and manage lower-level management and supervisors
  • Prepare performance reports for presentation to upper administration
  • Organize and implement training programs for staff in the entire region
  • Ensure that all branches follow safety, health and business laws and regulations
  • Uphold company standards of excellence and service, guaranteeing quality performance
  • Collaborate with marketing team for the planning of large events
  • Maximize company profits at the branches you supervise
  • Strong math skills to crunch numbers and keep track of your region's profit
  • Ability to motivate others on a team and help them succeed
  • Multitasking skills and the ability to tend to multiple problems at a time
  • At least three years experience delegating tasks to a team
  • Problem-solving skills, especially in situations of high stress
  • Strong knowledge of company policy, goals and standards
  • Organizational skills to manage large amounts of information
  • Ability to generate a variety of reports and presentations displaying regional performance
  • Strong customer service skills in the areas of handling disputes and treating customers with care
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Avg. Experience8+ years

Regional Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

$87,622 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$55K
Median: $88K
$139K
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Regional Manager Career Path

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L2
Regional Manager
$87,622/yr
L3
L4
Leader of Sales
$47,640/yr
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Regional Manager Insights

Read what Regional Manager professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Leaders Romans GroupLeaders Romans Group
Regional Lettings Director
Aug. 14, 2019

“Long hours and weekends but at my level I don't have a problem with this.”

Camden Property TrustCamden Property Trust
Regional Manager
Sep. 8, 2021

“Camden provides a good organization that you can grow your career and have fun doing so.”

TerminixTerminix
Regional Director
Feb. 14, 2020

“Great leaders that coach and develop our teams to deliver world class service to our customers.”

Battleground TexasBattleground Texas
Regional Coordinator
May 20, 2019

“They're doing good work and the pay is better than most orgs in the same field.”

NumotionNumotion
Regional Vice President
May 25, 2021

“The career opportunities are endless at Numotion; I started my career as a Customer Care Coordinator!”

Pantos Logistics CanadaPantos Logistics Canada
Regional Manager
Aug. 16, 2021

“You will suffer to survive first couple years but once you get promoted company pays you good salary.”

DONANDONAN
Regional Manager
Jan. 7, 2021

“I spent the first half of my career solely in the field and found multiple opportunities for advancement along the way.”

CogoportCogoport
Regional Head
Aug. 19, 2021

“Idea is not innovative but definitely huge and catering to an untapped logistics market.”

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