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 $151K per year. Cash earnings of Divisional VPs of General Managers — including $78K in bonuses, $50K in profit sharing proceeds, and $55K in commissions near the top of the pay scale — stretch from approximately $95K to approximately $270K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Divisional VPs of General Managers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$83,979 - $215,156
(Median)
$84K
$150K
$220K
MEDIAN: $150,973
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Salary
$83,979 - $215,156  
   
Bonus
$5,939 - $77,892  
Profit Sharing
$1,454 - $49,596  
Commission
$0.00 - $55,000  
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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$95,111 - $270,349  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 348
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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 transition into upper-level roles like Chief Executive Officers, it's possible that they won't see a change in salary. Chief Executive Officers earn the same amount as Divisional VPs of General Managers on average. 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 $21K lower and $35K lower, respectively.

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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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $134K per year. On average, Divisional VPs of General Managers make $168K following one to two decades on the job. Divisional VPs of General Managers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $195K.

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Experience Affects Divisional Vice President, General Manager Salaries


National Average
$173,000


Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Divisional Vice President, General Manager Salaries

Leadership
up arrow 46%

Profit & Loss (P&L) Statements
up arrow 16%

People Management
up arrow 8%

Sales Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$173,000

Operations Management
up arrow 1%

Marketing Management
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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