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.

What responsibilities are common for Regional Manager jobs?
  • 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
What are the typical qualifications for Regional Manager jobs?
  • 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
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.9 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Regional Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

$97,500 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$64K
Median: $98K
$159K
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Regional Manager Career Path

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L2
Regional Manager
$97,500/yr
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L4
Lead Regional Manager
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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
2%
2 - 4
33%
5 - 7
31%
8+
34%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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Read what Regional Manager professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
The Collier CompaniesThe Collier Companies
Regional Manager
14 Mar 2022

“You need to be a self starter and keep a good work life balance in our industry.”

Camden Property TrustCamden Property Trust
Regional Manager
8 Sept 2021

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

ZywaveZywave
Regional Vice President (RVP)
29 Aug 2021

“Sales professionals at any point in their career will be challenged and have opportunities to grow their career.”

NumotionNumotion
Regional Vice President
25 May 2021

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

Pantos Logistics CanadaPantos Logistics Canada
Regional Manager
16 Aug 2021

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

Holland & BarrettHolland & Barrett
Regional Manager
3 Jan 2022

“Great opportunities to develop within the organisation throughout the levels which Helps with job security & personal achievements .”

Collins Pool ManagementCollins Pool Management
Regional Manager
25 Feb 2020

“I have been given many opportunities to grow not only professionally but personally as well.”

Premium CreditPremium Credit
Regional Manager
4 Dec 2021

“Internal communication not great (although this is known and being worked on) Systems quite clunky which can cause problems for customers.”

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

When working as a Regional Manager, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are CDL, Team Leadership, Excellent Communication, Microsoft Office Suite and Written Communication.

The most similar professions to Regional Manager are:
  • Manager
  • Area Manager
  • General Manager
  • Branch Manager

The most common qualifications to become a Regional 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.

Related Careers

Manager
$100,000
25% skills overlap
Area Manager
$80,000
25% skills overlap
General Manager
$150,000
13% skills overlap
Branch Manager
$87,000
13% skills overlap

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