General Sales Manager with Sales Management Skills Salary

On average, commissions constitute a fair portion (about a third) of final income for General Sales Managers with Sales Management skills. That final number averages out to $76K across the industry. Total cash compensation to General Sales Managers with Sales Management skills bottoms out near $36K and approaches $151K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $45K from bonuses and almost $35K from profit sharing. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geography, followed by tenure and the specific company. Although just under a third lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and over one-half get dental coverage, too. Most General Sales Managers with Sales Management skills survey respondents are men (78 percent). Most General Sales Managers with Sales Management skills like their work and job satisfaction is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,290 - $127,049
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$64K
$130K
MEDIAN: $63,713
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$9.86 - $22.97
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$35,290 - $127,049  
   
Bonus
$295.90 - $45,315  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $35,479  
Commission
$5,068 - $69,531  
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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$36,462 - $151,213  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 785
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $22.97  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.14  
Overtime
$10.72 - $34.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$295.90 - $45,315  
   
Commission
$5,068 - $69,531  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $35,479  
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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$36,462 - $151,213  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 88

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Clear Channel Communications, Inc. offers the largest salaries in town — $102K on average.

The smallest paychecks in the field are found at Fastenal Company, where the median salary is a mere $53K, about half the top paying employer's rate.

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 $52,000 based on 265 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 $68,000 based on 256 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 $91,000 based on 322 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 $102,000 based on 186 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $76,027

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For General Sales Managers with Sales Management skills, Seattle provides a pay rate that is 64 percent greater than the national average. General Sales Managers with Sales Management skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Charlotte (+55 percent), Atlanta (+48 percent), Minneapolis (+47 percent), and Portland (+40 percent). Boston is the lowest-paying area, 18 percent south of the national average. Workers in Phoenix and Los Angeles earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (4 percent less and 1 percent less, respectively).

Key Stats for General Sales Manager

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 187 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects General Sales Manager Salaries

▲34%

▲19%

National Average
$76,000

Mid-Career
▼11%

▼31%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 187 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 31%
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