General Store Manager Salary

An average General Store Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $46K annually. The range in cash compensation to General Store Managers (largely between $28K and $76K) includes potential earnings of $12K from bonuses, $29K from profit sharing, and commissions of $24K in exceptional cases. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the specific employer, but geography and years of experience are influential factors as well. Most General Store Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Women General Store Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Men make up a slight majority of General Store Managers (50 percent) who responded to the survey. While about a third report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,282 - $73,452
$31K
$46K
$73K
MEDIAN: $46,308
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$9.94 - $21.38
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$31,282 - $73,452  
   
Bonus
$490.02 - $12,200  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $29,087  
Commission
$0.00 - $24,040  
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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$28,317 - $75,567  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 655
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.94 - $21.38  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.34  
Overtime
$13.82 - $31.83  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$490.02 - $12,200  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $24,040  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $29,087  
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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$28,317 - $75,567  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 141

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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

  • Manage overall day to day operations of the store, including hiring, reviewing, and employee scheduling.
  • Assist in planning annual or specific budgets.
  • Develop rapport and make connections with the retail team and customers.
  • Set and track retail goals and objectives.

Common Career Paths for General Store Manager


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General Store Managers do not often transition into Retail District Manager roles. The role averages $71K per year. More commonly, General Store Managers become Retail General Managers or Restaurant General Managers.

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Popular Employer Salaries for General Store Manager


Dollar General Corporation, Subway Restaurant Inc, Advance Auto Parts, Inc., McDonald's Corporation, and Family Dollar Stores Inc are top-notch employers for General Store Managers in this area. Sears Holdings Corporation offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $81K. Other big spenders include CVS / Pharmacy, AutoZone, Inc., and Petco Animal Supplies, Inc., top-paying firms where General Store Managers see paychecks nearing $68K, $57K, or $53K.

Known for its small paychecks, Subway Restaurant Inc actually ranks last in the field for salary, reporting a median income of $30K — 172 percent less than the top paying company. Workers at Dunkin' Donuts, Dollar General Corporation, and Dollar Tree Stores Inc also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $32K, $37K, and $41K respectively.

Popular Skills for General Store Manager


General Store Managers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Profit & Loss Statements, People Management, and Merchandising are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 50 percent, 18 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Those listing Order Inventory as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Inventory Control and Customer Relations also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know Customer Service also know Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for General Store Manager

Pay by Experience for a General Store Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level General Store Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 344 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A General Store Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 261 salaries. An experienced General Store Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 276 salaries. A General Store Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 126 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,995

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for General Store Managers that is 52 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. General Store Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+28 percent), New York (+18 percent), Houston (+15 percent), and Cincinnati (+15 percent). With compensation 7 percent below the national average, Louisville is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Dallas and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 7 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for General Store Manager

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 104 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects General Store Manager Salaries

▲36%

▲13%

National Average
$46,000

▼1%

▼15%

Skills That Affect General Store Manager Salaries

Profit & Loss (P&L) Statements
▲50%

People Management
▲18%

Merchandising
▲9%

Hiring
▲7%

▲5%




▲1%

National Average
$46,000



Purchasing
▼19%

Customer Relations
▼23%

Inventory Control
▼24%

Order Inventory
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 104 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 34%
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