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Divisional Vice President, General Manager Salary

Divisional VPs of General Managers in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $163K) surpassing six figures annually. Total incomes of Divisional VPs of General Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $68K from bonuses and close to $34K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $95K and $258K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. The majority of Divisional VPs of General Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Divisional VPs of General Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 87 percent to be exact. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
$84,433 - $202,120
MEDIAN: $142,948

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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.
$84,433 - $202,120  
$5,757 - $68,258  
Profit Sharing
$2,987 - $33,655  
$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).
$95,115 - $258,189  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 331
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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 may not see a large difference in pay if they transition into an upper level Chief Executive Officer position. Chief Executive Officers on average do not make much more than Divisional VPs of General Managers. 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 $11K lower and $26K lower, respectively.

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Survey takers who work as Divisional VPs of General Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Operations Management and Sales Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 10 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Sales Management is a skill commonly found among those who know Operations Management.

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. Annually raking in $140K, the average professional in this position sees a six-figure salary within the first five years. Divisional VPs of General Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $159K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $176K.

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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

National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 98 votes.


13 %
87 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 8%