General Sales Manager Salary (United States)

A General Sales Manager earns an average salary of $60,565 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Technical Sales, Leadership, Budget Management, Strategic Sales, and Business Development.
General Sales Manager Total Pay (?
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$33,595 - $119,786
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MEDIAN: $60,565
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General Sales Manager Total Pay (?
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$8.92 - $20.88
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$33,595 - $119,786  
   
Bonus
$98.92 - $31,139  
Profit Sharing
$736 - $15,508  
Commission
$0.00 - $60,503  
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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$34,601 - $143,021  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,078
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$8.92 - $20.88  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.06 - $1.28  
Overtime
$10.67 - $30.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$98.92 - $31,139  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $60,503  
Profit Sharing
$736 - $15,508  
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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$34,601 - $143,021  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,078
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Job Description for General Sales Manager

General sales managers oversee the sales department at a company or business. Their duties often include hiring and training sales employees, working with the sales team to ensure they meet goals and targets, compiling data from the sales team to present to upper management, and ensuring that the company is bringing in enough revenue. Depending on the size of the business, a general sales manager may also be responsible for general marketing duties, such as strategic planning or developing effective sales approaches.
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General Sales Manager Tasks
  • Plan and implement sales programs for one or more of the company's product line.
  • Ensure execution of the developed sales strategies, plans and advertising and promotional programs.
  • Develop, forecast and monitor budget and utilize operational resources.
  • Maintain contact with key markets by visiting and investigating the operations and local conditions.
  • Manage and train sales staff, implement sales incentive programs and goals to increase employee performance.

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Pay Difference By Location

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Minneapolis
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Phoenix
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National Average
$69,000
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Experience Affects General Sales Manager Salaries

National Average
$69,000

Skills That Affect General Sales Manager Salaries

Marketing Management
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Operations Management
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Project Management
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National Average
$69,000
Employee Relations
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Gender

Female
22%
female alumni
 
Male
78%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 24%
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