General Sales Manager with Leadership Skills Salary

Slightly less than two-thirds of General Sales Managers with Leadership skills have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $39K to $178K per year, but median earnings come to around $71K per year. Overall compensation packages to General Sales Managers with Leadership skills range from $39K on the low end to $178K on the high end; this includes bonuses that peak near $51K and profit sharing that approaches $29K, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $65K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by career duration, followed by the company and geography. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 80 percent of General Sales Managers with Leadership skills are male. Most General Sales Managers with Leadership skills like their work and job satisfaction is high. While roughly one in four report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$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 (?
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
$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, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $56K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $77K on average. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $106K on average. 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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