General Sales Manager Salary

A General Sales Manager earns an average salary of $64,266 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Budget Management, Leadership, Technical Sales, and Business Development.

$35,324 - $128,550
(Median)
$35K
$64K
$130K
MEDIAN: $64,266
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$9.80 - $22.32
(Median)
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$22
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$35,324 - $128,550  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $39,976  
Profit Sharing
$5.00 - $25,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $62,129  
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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$36,422 - $151,435  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,596
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$9.80 - $22.32  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$13.52 - $33.09  
National Annualized 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.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $39,976  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $62,129  
Profit Sharing
$5.00 - $25,000  
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).
)
$36,422 - $151,435  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 217
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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: $72,573

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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







Employee Relations
up arrow 4%

Marketing Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$73,000

Training
up arrow 3%

Operations Management
up arrow 3%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 4%

Account Sales
up arrow 4%

Sales Administration
up arrow 4%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 442 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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