Divisional Vice President, General Manager Salary

Divisional VPs of General Managers receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $150K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Overall compensation packages to Divisional VPs of General Managers range from $99K on the low end to $265K on the high end; this includes bonuses that peak near $77K and profit sharing that approaches $34K, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $52K. Geography and tenure 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. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$88,436 - $205,520

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$88,436 - $205,520  
   
Bonus
$7,340 - $76,625  
Profit Sharing
$1,521 - $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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$98,754 - $265,184  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 306
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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 may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Chief Executive Officer. Chief Executive Officers on average make about as much as Divisional VPs of General Managers do. Divisional VPs of General Managers most frequently become Presidents and Chief Operating Officers even though median compensation is $23K lower and $37K lower, respectively.

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Survey results suggest that Divisional VPs of General Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Profit & Loss Statements, Operations Management, Sales Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Marketing Management and People Management. Employees educated in Operations Management are typically practiced in Sales Management, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Divisional Vice President, General Manager

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


For many Divisional VPs of General Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $140K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $146K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $170K in this role. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $191K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Divisional Vice President, General Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

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 11%

Operations Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$174,000

Sales Management
up arrow 2%

People Management
up arrow 15%

Marketing Management
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
54%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 8%
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