General Sales Manager with Sales Management Skills Salary

With roughly three in five of General Sales Managers with Sales Management skills reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for General Sales Managers with Sales Management skills is $67K per year and can range from $36K on the lower end to $164K per year near the higher end. Total cash earnings of General Sales Managers with Sales Management skills range from $36K on the low end to $164K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $41K and $34K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration and the individual firm. Some workers in this field — nearly one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. Making up 79 percent of those who took the survey, male General Sales Managers with Sales Management skills greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,015 - $137,724
(Median)
$35K
$67K
$140K
MEDIAN: $67,245
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$9.20 - $21.08
(Median)
$9
$13
$21
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary 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
Salary
$35,015 - $137,724  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $40,731  
Profit Sharing
$927 - $33,935  
Commission
$0.00 - $66,950  
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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$36,412 - $163,580  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,026
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$9.20 - $21.08  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.28  
Overtime
$13.04 - $27.30  
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 - $40,731  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $66,950  
Profit Sharing
$927 - $33,935  
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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$36,412 - $163,580  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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Pay by Experience Level for General Sales Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


General Sales Managers with Sales Management skills who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $51K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $72K. After working for 10 to 20 years, General Sales Managers with Sales Management skills make a median salary of $96K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $101K.

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Experience Affects General Sales Manager Salaries



National Average
$78,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 36%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 206 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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