A large fraction of take-home pay for General Sales Managers with Leadership skills comes from commissions — just under one in three on average, in fact. The median overall income in this field is approximately $79K. With some bonuses approaching $50K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $44K, overall incomes of General Sales Managers with Leadership skills spread between $39K and $159K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and years of experience are driving factors as well. Although just under one in three lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. Male General Sales Managers with Leadership skills are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most General Sales Managers with Leadership skills. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$37,870 - $132,761  
   
Bonus
$679 - $49,653  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $44,042  
Commission
$4,949 - $69,043  
Total Pay (?
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$38,929 - $159,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 483
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$9.82 - $21.53  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.86  
Overtime
$11.02 - $32.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$679 - $49,653  
   
Commission
$4,949 - $69,043  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $44,042  
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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$38,929 - $159,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 52

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Clear Channel Communications, Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $102K.

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 Leadership skills generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $55K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $69K. After working for 10 to 20 years, General Sales Managers with Leadership skills make a median salary of $92K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $101K.

Key Stats for General Sales Manager

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 116 votes.
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Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects General Sales Manager Salaries



National Average
$79,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Entry-Level
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 116 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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