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General Store Manager Salary (United States)

Yearly pay for General Store Managers in the United States typically comes in around $45K annually. Final cash compensation to General Store Managers varies from around $29K to approximately $79K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $15K and $8K, respectively. This group's pay is mainly influenced by location, followed by years of experience and the specific company. Although most have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, close to a fourth claim no health benefits at all. Men working as General Store Managers just barely outnumber women at 58 percent. Most General Store Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
General Store Manager Salary (?
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$30,253 - $73,484
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MEDIAN: $45,139
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General Store Manager Salary (?
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$9.84 - $20.26
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,253 - $73,484  
   
Bonus
$199.85 - $14,524  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $8,243  
Commission
$0.00 - $12,113  
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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$29,473 - $79,444  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,053
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.84 - $20.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.21 - $2.50  
Overtime
$9.79 - $30.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$199.85 - $14,524  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $12,113  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $8,243  
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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$29,473 - $79,444  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 146
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Job Description for General Store Manager

The general store manager is the senior manager in the daily operations of a particular store. As the senior manager, they perform a variety of tasks to ensure the store's smooth operation, such as relaying, adopting, and implementing corporate policy. They monitor the performance of the store and work with other managers and employees to ensure that an acceptable level of performance is met. On top of the operations aspect of the job, the general manager also works closely with employees to ensure a high level of customer care. They also usually have the final word on resolving customer issues and complaints.
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General Store Manager Tasks
  • Develop rapport and make connections with the retail team and customers.
  • Set and track retail goals and objectives.
  • Manage overall day to day operations of the store, including hiring, reviewing, and employee scheduling.
  • Assist in planning annual or specific budgets.

Common Career Paths for General Store Manager

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While somewhat out of the ordinary, it is still possible for General Store Managers to assume a position such as a Retail General Manager, which usually pays $55K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for General Store Manager

General Store Managers flock to Dollar General Corporation, Advance Auto Parts, Inc., McDonald's Corporation, Starbucks Corporation, and Petco Animal Supplies, Inc., highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Those at Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $51K.
The smallest paychecks can be found at Dollar General Corporation — the median salary there is $36K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with salaries varying between $24K and $54K. Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Starbucks Corporation ($43K) and Advance Auto Parts, Inc. ($47K).

Popular Skills for General Store Manager

General Store Managers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Leadership, Operations Management, Sales Management, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Sales and Customer Service. Most people skilled in Leadership are similarly competent in Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for General Store Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of General Store Managers. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $38K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $46K. For General Store Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $54K. General Store Managers 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 $60K. General Store Managers with one to 10 years of experience are most common in the field, followed by those with 10 to 20 years and more than 20 years.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$46,000
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General Store Managers will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 62 percent. General Store Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+32 percent), Denver (+28 percent), Miami (+25 percent), and Dallas (+16 percent). Louisville is the lowest-paying area, 9 percent south of the national average.

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Experience Affects General Store Manager Salaries

National Average
$46,000

Skills That Affect General Store Manager Salaries

Operations Management
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Sales Management
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$46,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 251 votes.

Gender

Female
42%
female alumni
 
Male
58%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 27%