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Top Executive Salary in the Industry of Department Stores

The salary statistics and trend of top executives in the industry of department stores are shown in the following tables and chart. In Table 3 we compare top executive salaries in different industries within the retail trade sector.

Table 1. Average Annual Salary

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,420
25th Percentile Wage
$64,730
50th Percentile Wage
$83,310
75th Percentile Wage
$111,040
90th Percentile Wage
$151,570

Table 1 shows the average annual salaries for top executives in the industry of department stores. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) top executives is $151,570. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $83,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent top executives is $52,420.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of top executives in the industry of Department Stores from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201683,310-4.67%8.38%
201587,2003.91%-
201483,7905.88%-
201378,8603.21%-
201276,330--

Table 2. Average Hourly Salary

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25.20
25th Percentile Wage
$31.12
50th Percentile Wage
$40.04
75th Percentile Wage
$53.38
90th Percentile Wage
$72.87

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for top executives in the industry of department stores. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) top executives is $72.87. The median hourly salary is $40.04. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25.20.

Table 3. Compare Top Executive Salary in Different Industries within the Retail Trade Sector

The average salaries of top executives in 41 industries within the retail trade sector are shown in Table 3. For salary information of top executives in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Industry Median Annual Salary
Automobile Dealers
$116,590
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$103,290
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
$92,920
Nonstore Retailers
$92,000
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
$85,570
Direct Selling Establishments
$83,960
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$83,560
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$83,560
Department Stores
$83,310
Building Material and Supplies Dealers
$81,680
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores
$80,910
Health and Personal Care Stores
$80,200
Health and Personal Care Stores
$80,200
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
$78,330
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers
$78,220
Furniture Stores
$76,450
General Merchandise Stores
$73,290
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores
$72,510
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
$72,210
Sporting Goods Stores
$69,660
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
$68,580
Vending Machine Operators
$68,490
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores
$68,420
Other General Merchandise Stores
$68,320
Home Furnishings Stores
$67,730
Grocery Stores
$67,600
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
$66,560
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
$65,960
Food and Beverage Stores
$65,780
Clothing Stores
$65,250
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$64,520
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores
$64,240
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$63,320
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
$60,620
Specialty Food Stores
$60,570
Shoe Stores
$59,000
Florists
$56,700
Book Stores and News Dealers
$55,140
Used Merchandise Stores
$54,960
Gasoline Stations
$54,570
Gasoline Stations
$54,570

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