The average salary for a General Sales Manager is $65,176 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Budget Management and Leadership.

$35,355 - $128,235
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MEDIAN: $65,176
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$9.92 - $22.55
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,355 - $128,235  
   
Bonus
$508 - $42,149  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $33,724  
Commission
$3,054 - $59,241  
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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$36,252 - $148,477  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,747
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.92 - $22.55  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$11.74 - $35.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$508 - $42,149  
   
Commission
$3,054 - $59,241  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $33,724  
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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$36,252 - $148,477  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 164
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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

National Average: $73,473

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What is it like working as a General Sales Manager?

General Sales Manager in St. Louis:
"Work Flexibility."
Pros: I work for a family owned business and they put family first. It is nice to know if something ever comes up, everyone is there to help you in any way that they can.
Cons: I hate to say it, but I wish I was making just a little bit more money.

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Experience Affects General Sales Manager Salaries



National Average
$73,000



Skills That Affect General Sales Manager Salaries




Strategic Sales
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Marketing Management
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Sales Management
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National Average
$73,000

Operations Management
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Account Sales
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Employee Relations
up arrow 3%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 4%






Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 273 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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