Director of Retail

What Does A Director of Retail Do?

The director of retail is in charge of all retail-related activities for an organization including the ordering, receiving, and pricing of new inventory. Marsha, the director of retail featured in the video, is in charge of many retail stores within a resort setting. The salaries listed are for the position of “buyer”, which is one aspect of what Marsha does.

How Do I Become A Director of Retail?

A four-year bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, fashion merchandising (with a business minor), or a related field is necessary to obtain this position.

What is the Average Salary For A Director of Retail?

These are for the career of a “buyer”, which is very similar:

High – 101,000
Median – 60,000
Low – 35,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Director of Retail?

  • Take as many college-prep courses as possible!
  • English – As much as possible!
  • Math
  • Communication
  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Psychology

What Is The Work Environment For A Director of Retail?

A director of retail can work in any type of retail business.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Director of Retail?

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist. There will likely be some competition for the better positions.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

What Degrees Should I Consider If I Want To Be A Director of Retail?