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Average Salary for General Nutrition Centers, Inc. (GNC) Employees

General Nutrition Centers, Inc. (GNC) is a retail firm headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa. that hires for Retail Store Manager positions, Retail Manager roles, and more. A salary of $33K annually is the median rate at General Nutrition Centers, Inc. (GNC). For the most part, employee paychecks at General Nutrition Centers, Inc. (GNC) fluctuate depending on what you do at the company; your city and how long you've been working also matter, but to a lesser degree. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

General Nutrition Centers, Inc. (GNC) typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
below market
Employer: General Nutrition Centers, Inc. (GNC)
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Retail Store Manager (28)
$22,892 - $40,075  
[-]Retail Store Manager (28)
Salary$18,121 - $39,732  
Bonus$303.07 - $10,189  
Commission$1,479 - $10,332  
Total Pay$22,892 - $40,075  
[+]Sales Associate (11)
$15,159 - $22,764  
[+]Sales Associate (11)
Commission$278.83 - $15,989  
Total Pay$15,159 - $22,764  
[+]Retail Manager (4)
$22,141 - $50,053  
[+]Retail Manager (4)
Salary$21,272 - $45,706  
Commission$774 - $9,789  
Total Pay$22,141 - $50,053  
[+]General Store Manager (3)
$21,264 - $57,520  
[+]General Store Manager (3)
Salary$21,312 - $49,559  
Total Pay$21,264 - $57,520  
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XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 77

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222



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Regional Sales Directors are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $69K per year on average; Retail General Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to about $42K, followed by General Store Managers earning $30K and Retail Sales Managers making approximately $30K. General Nutrition Centers, Inc. (GNC) hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Retail Store Managers ($26K on average).


Residents of the company's headquarter city of Pittsburgh, Pa. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is around $53K annually; other top-paying cities include Greenville, S.C. ($45K) and Knoxville, Tenn. ($38K). Across its U.S. offices, the state of Pennsylvania pays General Nutrition Centers, Inc. (GNC) the most — about $53K per year on average.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at General Nutrition Centers, Inc. (GNC) for between five and 10 years earn approximately $41K annually on average. The largest slice of the General Nutrition Centers, Inc. (GNC) workforce (37 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $26K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Human Resources Professionals, who make around $51K annually. General Nutrition Centers, Inc. (GNC) workers who hold a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Business Management are also well compensated, earning $61K on average.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Merchandising; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $31K per year. Folks here also tend to know Customer Service; on the survey, one-half of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Sales Management, Inventory Management, and Operations Management.

Benefits and Perks

A fair number of employees set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). The larger part of respondents receive health insurance, and the larger part of survey participants get dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at General Nutrition Centers, Inc. (GNC) are a casual working environment, flexible hours, a company cell phone, gym membership, and life insurance.

Key Stats for General Nutrition Centers, Inc. (GNC)


32 %
68 %
$21,287 - $45,000
$20,012 - $53,000
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
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