General Store Manager Salary

Average General Store Managers in the United States make around $47K annually. Individual bonuses, profit sharing and commission for General Store Managers — as high as $12K, $29K and $16K, respectively — each contribute to the degree of variation within overall compensation, ranging from $29K to $74K. While geography and tenure impact pay for this group, the particular firm is the most influential factor. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. While about a third report receiving no health benefits, the greater part do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Women General Store Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$31,634 - $72,115
$32K
$47K
$72K
MEDIAN: $46,773
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$9.89 - $21.93
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MEDIAN: $13.04
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$0$73K
Salary $31,634 - $72,115
Bonus $489.39 - $12,146
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $29,087
Commission $0.00 - $16,149
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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$28,735 - $73,898
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 573
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $9.89 - $21.93
Hourly Tips $0.34
Overtime $14.48 - $32.48
Annual Data $0$73K
Bonus $489.39 - $12,146
Commission $0.00 - $16,149
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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$28,735 - $73,898
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 131

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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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Though it's uncommon, some General Store Managers move into roles as Retail District Managers, where pay is an average $71K per year. However, General Store Managers typically graduate to Retail General Managers or Restaurant General Managers.

General Store Manager Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for General Store Manager


Dominating the field, Dollar General Corporation, Subway Restaurant Inc, Advance Auto Parts, Inc., McDonald's Corporation, and Family Dollar Stores Inc are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of General Store Managers. Sears Holdings Corporation attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $81K. General Store Managers can also look forward to large paychecks at CVS / Pharmacy ($68K), AutoZone, Inc. ($57K), and Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. ($53K).

The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is Subway Restaurant Inc, where the median salary is just $30K — 172 percent less than the top paying company. Employees at Dunkin' Donuts, Dollar General Corporation, and Dollar Tree Stores Inc can also expect below-average earnings of $32K, $37K, and $41K.

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 48 percent, 17 percent, and 7 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 familiar with 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: $46,479

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

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for General Store Managers, 51 percent above the national average. General Store Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+27 percent), New York (+16 percent), Houston (+14 percent), and Cincinnati (+14 percent). Louisville is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 7 percent. Employers also pay below the national average in Dallas (7 percent lower) and Atlanta (6 percent lower).

General Store Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a General Store Manager?

General Store Manager in Marengo:
"Hard if you're just learning."
Pros: Customers and being by myself.
Cons: My boss has same or less experience.

General Store Manager in San Diego:
"Little Ceasers."
Pros: The people and the way how we have a routine for everything and able to get everything done and set up the right way.
Cons: Some of the customers that come in.

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Key Stats for General Store Manager

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 108 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects General Store Manager Salaries

▲35%

▲12%

National Average
$46,000

▼2%

▼16%

Skills That Affect General Store Manager Salaries

Profit & Loss (P&L) Statements
▲48%

People Management
▲17%

Merchandising
▲7%

Hiring
▲6%

▲4%




▼0%

National Average
$46,000



Purchasing
▼19%

Customer Relations
▼24%

Inventory Control
▼25%

Order Inventory
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 108 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 33%
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