What does a Senior Manager do?

Managers oversee groups or segments on the job, including a team, a department store, or a district. Managers work to ensure that their assigned jurisdiction is a well-staffed and efficient one, and that it adheres to the organization's quality and service regulations as well as its standards. As problem solvers, they oversee the operation and function of their assigned department or jurisdiction and pitch in when needed.

Managers strive to increase the organization's market share and its revenue. They work to establish the organization's goals and ensure the business is running smoothly and thriving, and they help create, develop and deploy strategies for best practices and hire and train employees accordingly. They strive to motivate employees and teams to put their best foot forward and continue to set empowering tones and morale boosters when needed. Managers also conduct employee performance reviews and suggest any room for improvement as well as relevant training or workshops that address deficits or issues, and resolve disputes or conflicts between employees or clients. Depending upon the organization, a manager will need a bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree, or some post-secondary education. Some jobs require an MBA or a master’s degree in another field.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.3 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.4 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Senior Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

$117,558 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$85K
Median: $118K
$163K
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Senior Manager Career Path

Learn how to become a Senior Manager, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L3
Senior Manager
$117,558/yr
L4
Leader
$69,085/yr
L5
Manager V
$64,136/yr
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Senior Manager Insights

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Manager
Aug. 18, 2020

“So much education and great products and amazing to see how it helps so many people and pets”

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Management
Aug. 18, 2021

“Don't know how this could be when we could not keep our most experienced and knowledgeable people”

KnowBe4KnowBe4
Manager
Apr. 25, 2021

“The 1st week of training is amazing and really sets a great tone for starting your career at KB4”

EssilorEssilor
Manager
Jun. 17, 2021

“It was good to keep a balance between work and life and had a good opportunity to work with nice co”

Wirecutter
Manager
Jun. 4, 2021

“Really nice down to earth people who enjoy themselves at work and are sincerely interesting and interested in others.”

EnterpriseEnterprise
Management Assistant
Aug. 7, 2021

“The people that Enterprise tends to hire are often really fun and great to work with.”

SnapdealSnapdeal
Manager
Aug. 21, 2020

“It was good till 2018 but now the biased and Useless upper management isn't good to work with.”

College Nannies+Sitters+TutorsCollege Nannies+Sitters+Tutors
Manager
Jul. 26, 2019

“Awesome to work with a group of nannies who have a great passion for children and truly enjoy their work.”

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