General Sales Manager with Leadership Skills Salary

With just below two-thirds of General Sales Managers with Leadership skills reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $39K to $178K per year and averages out to $71K per year. Total cash compensation to General Sales Managers with Leadership skills bottoms out near $39K and approaches $178K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $51K from bonuses and almost $29K from profit sharing. While the company and geography impact pay for this group, career duration is the most influential factor. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Approximately one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. The vast majority of General Sales Managers with Leadership skills (80 percent) survey respondents are men. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$37,190 - $148,892
(Median)
$37K
$71K
$150K
MEDIAN: $71,233
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$9.24 - $22.73
(Median)
$9
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$37,190 - $148,892  
   
Bonus
$40.00 - $50,736  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $28,600  
Commission
$0.00 - $64,967  
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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$39,240 - $177,939  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 584
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$9.24 - $22.73  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$7.40 - $32.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$40.00 - $50,736  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $64,967  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $28,600  
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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$39,240 - $177,939  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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.


For many General Sales Managers with Leadership skills, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $56K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $77K on average. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $106K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $116K on average.

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Experience Affects General Sales Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

National Average
$86,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 120 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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