Divisional Vice President, General Manager Salary

Salaries for Divisional VPs of General Managers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($148K) per year. Overall cash earnings for Divisional VPs of General Managers stretch from $99K on the lower end to $262K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $69K from bonuses and $50K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Divisional VPs of General Managers is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$88,086 - $204,812
MEDIAN: $148,290

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National Salary 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.
$88,086 - $204,812  
$7,500 - $68,796  
Profit Sharing
$3,030 - $49,749  
$0.00 - $56,673  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$98,766 - $262,328  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 300

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Job Description for Divisional Vice President, General Manager

The divisional vice president/general manager must ensure all of the division's employees are working safely and efficiently. If changes in procedures are needed, these vice presidents must suggest these changes to the board of directors and oversee their development and implementation. These individuals also create and enforce quarterly objectives for their division, as well as coordinate with other divisions' leaders to ensure overall organizational goals are being met in an efficient, cost-effective manner.


Divisional Vice President, General Manager Tasks

  • Determine quarterly goals and oversee the development of a marketing program.
  • Evaluate the current operational infrastructure and optimize performance.
  • Provide extensive leadership and strategy development for the division.
  • Identify, evaluate, and utilize new areas for financial growth.

Common Career Paths for Divisional Vice President, General Manager

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As Divisional VPs of General Managers transition into upper-level roles like Chief Executive Officers, it's possible that they won't see a change in salary. Chief Executive Officers earn the same amount as Divisional VPs of General Managers on average. Divisional VPs of General Managers most often move into positions as Presidents or Chief Operating Officers. Presidents actually earn $21K less on average, however, and Chief Operating Officers earn $36K less per year than Divisional VPs of General Managers do.

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Typical Divisional VPs of General Managers report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Operations Management, Sales Management, and Marketing Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Marketing Management. Aptitude in Operations Management tends to also indicate an understanding of Sales Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Divisional Vice President, General Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $143K per year. Divisional VPs of General Managers bring in $170K after working for 10 to 20 years. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $187K.

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Skills That Affect Divisional Vice President, General Manager Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.


9 %
91 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 9%