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

Based in Pittsburgh, Pa.,retail industry player General Nutrition Centers, Inc. (GNC) offers many employment opportunities, including Retail Store Manager and Retail Manager positions. Compensation for General Nutrition Centers, Inc. (GNC) employees tends to be around $36K annually. The most important factor affecting pay for General Nutrition Centers, Inc. (GNC) employees is your job title, though where you live and how long you've been working play a role as well. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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How This Employer Pays

General Nutrition Centers, Inc. (GNC) typically pays:
below market
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Employer: General Nutrition Centers, Inc. (GNC)
Average Salary Range by Job
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National Data (?
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[-]Retail Store Manager (21)
$22,944 - $44,385  
[-]Retail Store Manager (21)
Salary$21,665 - $41,022  
Bonus$263.35 - $10,767  
Commission$507 - $11,540  
Total Pay$22,944 - $44,385  
[+]Sales Associate (10)
$15,097 - $22,925  
[+]Sales Associate (10)
Commission$397.83 - $17,521  
Total Pay$15,097 - $22,925  
[+]Retail Manager (4)
$21,856 - $47,819  
[+]Retail Manager (4)
Salary$21,111 - $45,715  
Commission$386.78 - $10,160  
Total Pay$21,856 - $47,819  
[+]Retail Store Assistant Manager (3)
$20,238 - $51,682  
[+]Retail Store Assistant Manager (3)
Bonus$129.02 - $3,213  
Total Pay$20,238 - $51,682  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 9 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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About This Company

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222



General Nutrition Center, Incorporated, General Nutrition Company, General Nutrition Corporation

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Bringing in the most money are Regional Sales Managers — their earnings average about $70K. Retail Managers are a close second at $32K along with Retail Store Managers (around $26K) and Retail Sales Managers (approximately $25K).


Residents of the company's headquarter city of Pittsburgh pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $56K per year; other top-paying cities include St. Louis ($51K) and Knoxville ($36K). By state, New York offers the highest pay at $67K annually.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make around $28K. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of General Nutrition Centers, Inc. (GNC) employees (32 percent) have five to nine years of experience and typically earn approximately $41K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Human Resources Professionals earn about $51K, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. It pays to have a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Business Management at General Nutrition Centers, Inc. (GNC) — these employees make the most at $61K annually.


When it comes to skills, People Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of around $40K. A common skill in General Nutrition Centers, Inc. (GNC)'s work force is Customer Service; over a third of survey participants report using it on the job. Many workers usually know Sales Management, Inventory Management, and Merchandising as well.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is in short supply here, with only a third of workers receiving paid vacation and a sixth of workers receiving paid sick days. To plan for old age, most workers maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for a majority of workers, and for more than half of workers, dental coverage is too. General Nutrition Centers, Inc. (GNC) also dishes out privileges such as a casual working environment, life insurance, gym membership, and a company cell phone.

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


37 %
63 %
$24,827 - $49,000
$22,301 - $62,510
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 27 votes.

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