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Regional Manager

Find out how to become a regional manager and work in the management industry. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Regional Manager is $110,000 - 148,500 annually

What does a Regional Manager do?

Regional managers oversee trading and operations for locations within a given region. They work closely with general managers to ensure goals are met.

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What are the key skills of a Regional Manager?

Regional managers oversee the work of other managers and control and organise corporate operations over a given geographical area.

  • Plan and manage operational policies and strategies in a given region
  • Delegate responsibilities to other managers to meet company goals
  • Ensure that the required statistical reporting is completed and disseminated as appropriate
  • Oversee and take responsibility for regional quality control and performance management
  • Direct recruitment and training processes in response to company requirements
  • Manage large budgets and be accountable for these

How to become a Regional Manager

Formal qualifications are not essential in becoming a Regional Manager, however, having solid skills in leadership and sales is advantageous.

We recommend studying either a BSB50420 - Diploma of Leadership and Management or BSB50120 - Diploma of Business (Leadership) to help develop your skills in leadership, which is intergral to your role as Regional Manager.

Quick facts

Working as a regional manager will allow you to combine your people skills with your ability to make key decisions and solve problems.

Employment for Regional Managers is expected to grow strong in the next five years. From 19,000 in 2020 to 20,500 jobs by 2025.

  • Average Hours Worked
    45 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 44 hours
  • Main Industries
    Health care and social assistance; manufacturing; and other industries
  • Job Growth 
    Expected to grow in the next five years. From 19,000 in 2020 to 20,500 jobs by 2025. 

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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