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 $152K) surpassing six figures annually. Total cash earnings of Divisional VPs of General Managers range from $98K on the low end to $276K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $79K and $49K, respectively. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most Divisional VPs of General Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$87,401 - $218,662
MEDIAN: $151,728

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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.
$87,401 - $218,662  
$6,904 - $78,914  
Profit Sharing
$2,517 - $49,244  
$0.00 - $51,064  
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).
$97,712 - $276,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 339
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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.

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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 often advance into President and Chief Operating Officer positions even though the median salaries are $25K lower and $39K lower, respectively.

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Divisional VPs of General Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Leadership, People Management, and Profit & Loss (P&L) Statements are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 43 percent, 36 percent, and 13 percent, respectively. Marketing Management, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. Experience with Operations Management is often linked with knowledge of Sales Management.

Pay by Experience Level for

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 $143K. Divisional VPs of General Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $173K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $197K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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Skills That Affect Salaries

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People Management
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Profit & Loss (P&L) Statements
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 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: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 8%