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Divisional Vice President, General Manager Salary

Divisional VPs of General Managers in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $149K annually. Total incomes of Divisional VPs of General Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $72K from bonuses and close to $49K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $100K and $264K. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. For the most part, Divisional VPs of General Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$88,878 - $205,487
MEDIAN: $149,481

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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.
$88,878 - $205,487  
$7,684 - $72,127  
Profit Sharing
$2,517 - $49,493  
$0.00 - $56,171  
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).
$99,537 - $264,209  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 303

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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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Divisional VPs of General Managers sometimes move into a Chief Executive Officer role, where the salary is similar. Many Divisional VPs of General Managers go on to become Presidents or Chief Operating Officers despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $23K lower and $38K lower, respectively.

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Survey results show that Divisional VPs of General Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Operations Management, Sales Management, and Marketing Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Marketing Management and Sales Management. Operations Management and Sales Management are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Divisional Vice President, General Manager

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

Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $143K on average. Interestingly, those who have worked for five to 10 years report receiving a smaller median salary of $143K. On average, Divisional VPs of General Managers make $170K following one to two decades on the job. Divisional VPs of General Managers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $191K.

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Experience Affects Divisional Vice President, General Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect Divisional Vice President, General Manager Salaries

Operations Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.


10 %
90 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 8%