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

Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, retail industry player General Nutrition Centers, Inc. (GNC) offers many employment opportunities, including Retail Store Manager and Retail Manager positions. A typical General Nutrition Centers, Inc. (GNC) employee can expect to make $36K per year. Your job title plays the largest role in compensation at General Nutrition Centers, Inc. (GNC), but geography and your experience level affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

General Nutrition Centers, Inc. (GNC) typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
at 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 (20)
$23,644 - $44,698  
[-]Retail Store Manager (20)
Salary$21,777 - $40,851  
Bonus$203.25 - $8,014  
Commission$507 - $11,540  
Total Pay$23,644 - $44,698  
[+]Sales Associate (10)
$15,097 - $22,925  
[+]Sales Associate (10)
Commission$371.95 - $23,685  
Total Pay$15,097 - $22,925  
[+]Retail Store Assistant Manager (3)
$20,057 - $51,233  
[+]Retail Store Assistant Manager (3)
Bonus$123.23 - $3,748  
Total Pay$20,057 - $51,233  
[+]Retail Manager (3)
$21,549 - $48,032  
[+]Retail Manager (3)
Salary$23,275 - $45,612  
Total Pay$21,549 - $48,032  
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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: 9 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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General Nutrition Centers, Inc. (GNC) Details

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222



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Regional Sales Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $70K — though Retail Managers, Retail Store Managers, and Retail Sales Managers also do fairly well at approximately $32K, about $26K, and $25K, respectively.


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

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach approximately $28K. For the most part, a representative employee at General Nutrition Centers, Inc. (GNC) has been working for five to nine years and makes around $41K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Human Resources Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $51K and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Employees who have a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Business Management make the most here, hauling in $61K per year.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be People Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $40K. Customer Service is a popular skill in the General Nutrition Centers, Inc. (GNC) workforce; more than a third of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Employees also tend to know Sales Management, Inventory Management, and Merchandising.

Benefits and Perks

General Nutrition Centers, Inc. (GNC) lets only one in three workers take paid vacation and only one in six workers take sick leave. A fair portion of workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health insurance is part of the package for more than half of workers, and for a majority of workers, dental coverage is too. Some other perks are a casual working environment, life insurance, gym membership, and a subsidized cell phone.

Key Stats

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
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

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