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Divisional Vice President, General Manager Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Divisional VPs of General Managers in the United States, with median pay hovering around $149K per year. Individual bonuses, profit sharing and commission for Divisional VPs of General Managers — as high as $72K, $49K and $56K, respectively — each contribute to the degree of variation within overall compensation, ranging from $98K to $263K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Divisional VPs of General Managers. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$88,117 - $205,946
(Median)
$88K
$150K
$210K
MEDIAN: $149,451
10%
50%
90%

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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
$88,117 - $205,946  
   
Bonus
$7,500 - $71,579  
Profit Sharing
$2,517 - $49,493  
Commission
$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).
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$98,378 - $263,346  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 301
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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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As Divisional VPs of General Managers make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Chief Executive Officer position pays around the same amount as the Divisional Vice President of General Managers job on average. Divisional VPs of General Managers most often move into positions as Presidents or Chief Operating Officers. Presidents actually earn $22K less on average, however, and Chief Operating Officers earn $36K less per year than Divisional VPs of General Managers do.

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Divisional VPs of General Managers note just a narrow range 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 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.


For Divisional VPs of General Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Even the relatively untried can take home bulky six-figure salaries; employees who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $140K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $170K in this role. Divisional VPs of General Managers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $190K.

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Experience Affects Divisional Vice President, General Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$174,000

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Divisional Vice President, General Manager Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$174,000

Sales Management
up arrow 4%

Marketing Management
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
55%

Common Health Benefits

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