The median total income of General Sales Managers with Leadership skills is around $82K, and for the average worker in this area, a good chunk of that (just under one in three, in fact) comes from commissions. General Sales Managers with Leadership skills will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+70 percent), Seattle (+57 percent), San Francisco (+47 percent), and Philadelphia (+36 percent). The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$38,502 - $139,153
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MEDIAN: $69,062
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$9.84 - $22.82
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$38,502 - $139,153  
   
Bonus
$512 - $49,652  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $44,385  
Commission
$2,073 - $65,436  
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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$40,103 - $163,068  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 478
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$9.84 - $22.82  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $32.85  
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
$512 - $49,652  
   
Commission
$2,073 - $65,436  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $44,385  
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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$40,103 - $163,068  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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Clear Channel Communications, Inc. leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $102K.

Pay by Experience Level for General Sales Manager

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $55K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $74K. General Sales Managers with Leadership skills with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $94K. General Sales Managers with Leadership 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 $105K.

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Experience Affects General Sales Manager Salaries



National Average
$82,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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