General Store Manager Salary

General Store Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $46K annually. In the world of General Store Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $14K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $10K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $29K and $80K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by the specific employer and tenure. Male General Store Managers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 57 percent of the field. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under a third lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$30,446 - $75,363
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$30K
$46K
$75K
MEDIAN: $45,519
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$9.99 - $20.33
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,446 - $75,363  
   
Bonus
$198.41 - $14,291  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $9,500  
Commission
$0.00 - $15,319  
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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$29,280 - $80,156  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,169
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.99 - $20.33  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.27 - $2.23  
Overtime
$6.66 - $29.92  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$198.41 - $14,291  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $15,319  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $9,500  
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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$29,280 - $80,156  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 183
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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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Many General Store Managers advance into a slightly higher-paying Retail General Manager position. Average compensation for Retail General Managers is $55K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for General Store Manager


Dollar General Corporation, Advance Auto Parts, Inc., Petco Animal Supplies, Inc., Starbucks Corporation, and Fastenal Company are among the top companies that take on many General Store Managers. For General Store Managers, comfortable salaries can be found at Petco Animal Supplies, Inc.; in fact, average earnings are around $55K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($42K versus $80K) is great. McDonald's Corporation, Fastenal Company, and AutoZone, Inc. also offer top salaries for General Store Managers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $51K, $49K, and $48K, respectively.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Dollar General Corporation at $36K, and Starbucks Corporation where $43K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some General Store Managers there earn up to $69K.

Popular Skills for General Store Manager


Survey results suggest that General Store Managers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in People Management, Leadership, Operations Management, and Sales Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Purchasing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Inventory Management and Customer Service also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Leadership indicates knowledge of Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for General Store Manager

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


For many General Store Managers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $39K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $46K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $52K in this role. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $62K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for General Store Managers, 67 percent above the national average. General Store Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Las Vegas (+29 percent), Miami (+29 percent), Orlando (+27 percent), and Indianapolis (+27 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 9 percent south of the national average, can be found in Louisville.

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Experience Affects General Store Manager Salaries



National Average
$46,000



Skills That Affect General Store Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 17%

Operations Management
up arrow 3%

Leadership
up arrow 3%

Sales Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$46,000

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 1%

Sales
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Inventory Management
up arrow 15%

Purchasing
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 233 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 31%
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