General Sales Manager Salary

The average salary for a General Sales Manager is $64,646 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. A skill in Budget Management is associated with high pay for this job.

$35,179 - $126,231
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MEDIAN: $64,646
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$9.88 - $22.05
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MEDIAN: $15.17
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,179 - $126,231  
   
Bonus
$494.77 - $44,858  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $32,500  
Commission
$3,085 - $65,436  
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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$35,296 - $147,937  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,678
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.88 - $22.05  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.14  
Overtime
$12.56 - $38.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$494.77 - $44,858  
   
Commission
$3,085 - $65,436  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $32,500  
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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$35,296 - $147,937  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 175

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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

  • 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.
  • Develop, forecast and monitor budget and utilize operational resources.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for General Sales Manager

Pay by Experience for a General Sales Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level General Sales Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 571 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A General Sales Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 589 salaries. An experienced General Sales Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 732 salaries. A General Sales Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 441 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: $73,111

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General Sales Manager Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for General Sales Manager

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 278 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects General Sales Manager Salaries

▲31%

▲18%

National Average
$73,000

▼6%

▼30%

Skills That Affect General Sales Manager Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 278 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 30%
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