Commissions comprise a big part of overall income for General Sales Managers with Sales Management skills. The median take-home amount in this area is around $75K, and on average, about a third of that final number comes from commissions. In the world of General Sales Managers with Sales Management skills, total cash compensation can vary between $37K and $150K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $41K and $50K, respectively. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geography, followed by the specific employer and tenure. Male General Sales Managers with Sales Management skills are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most General Sales Managers with Sales Management skills report high levels of job satisfaction. Although more than half have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, just under one in three claim no health benefits at all. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,944 - $128,532
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MEDIAN: $64,147
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$9.92 - $21.63
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$34,944 - $128,532  
   
Bonus
$196.90 - $40,923  
Profit Sharing
$2.30 - $50,167  
Commission
$4,994 - $60,402  
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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$36,813 - $150,172  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 760
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$9.92 - $21.63  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$0.00 - $33.28  
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
$196.90 - $40,923  
   
Commission
$4,994 - $60,402  
Profit Sharing
$2.30 - $50,167  
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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$36,813 - $150,172  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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General Sales Managers with Sales Management skills flock to Clear Channel Communications, Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $102K lead the pack in compensation.

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 with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $53K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $69K. General Sales Managers with Sales Management skills bring in $89K after working for 10 to 20 years. General Sales Managers with Sales Management skills who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $102K.

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Experience Affects General Sales Manager Salaries



National Average
$75,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 163 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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