Divisional Vice President, General Manager Salary

Divisional VPs of General Managers in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $150K annually. The range in cash compensation to Divisional VPs of General Managers (largely between $99K and $262K) includes potential earnings of $73K from bonuses, $34K from profit sharing, and commissions of $52K in exceptional cases. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction for Divisional VPs of General Managers is high. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$89,454 - $205,607
(Median)
$89K
$150K
$210K
MEDIAN: $149,784
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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.
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$89,454 - $205,607  
   
Bonus
$7,776 - $72,892  
Profit Sharing
$2,534 - $34,345  
Commission
$0.00 - $51,521  
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).
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$98,979 - $262,210  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 302
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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.

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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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Divisional VPs of General Managers' salaries tend to stay somewhat constant even when they advance into higher-level positions like Chief Executive Officer. On average, Chief Executive Officers get paid about the same as Divisional VPs of General Managers do. Divisional VPs of General Managers most frequently advance into President and Chief Operating Officer roles even though the median salaries are $23K lower and $37K lower, respectively.

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Divisional VPs of General Managers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Profit & Loss Statements, Operations Management, Sales Management, and Marketing Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Marketing Management. Those with knowledge of Operations Management tend to be skilled in Sales Management as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Divisional Vice President, General Manager

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


Divisional VPs of General Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. During the first five years of their careers, Divisional VPs of General Managers see a median income of $140K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $146K. Divisional VPs of General Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $170K. As Divisional VPs of General Managers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $191K.

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Experience Affects Divisional Vice President, General Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$174,000

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Divisional Vice President, General Manager Salaries

Profit & Loss (P&L) Statements
up arrow 7%

Operations Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$174,000

Sales Management
up arrow 2%

Marketing Management
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
54%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 7%
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