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General Store Manager Salary

General Store Managers in the United States pull down an average of $45K per year. Cash earnings of General Store Managers — including $14K in bonuses, $8K in profit sharing proceeds, and $12K in commissions near the top of the pay scale — stretch from approximately $29K to approximately $80K depending on individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is location, though career length and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. Work is enjoyable for General Store Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men working as General Store Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 57 percent. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,265 - $75,110
(Median)
$30K
$45K
$75K
MEDIAN: $45,452
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$9.98 - $20.15
(Median)
$10
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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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
$30,265 - $75,110  
   
Bonus
$198.85 - $13,524  
Profit Sharing
$1,010 - $8,204  
Commission
$0.00 - $12,255  
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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$29,402 - $80,014  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,090
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
$9.98 - $20.15  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.21 - $2.42  
Overtime
$8.93 - $30.75  
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
$198.85 - $13,524  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $12,255  
Profit Sharing
$1,010 - $8,204  
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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$29,402 - $80,014  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 153

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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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Though it's uncommon, some General Store Managers move into roles as Retail General Managers, where they can earn incomes averaing out to a slightly higher $54K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for General Store Manager


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous General Store Managers include Dollar General Corporation, Advance Auto Parts, Inc., Petco Animal Supplies, Inc., McDonald's Corporation, and Starbucks Corporation. With a median salary of $53K, Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. offers General Store Managers the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $42K and are capped at $72K. General Store Managers can also look forward to large paychecks at McDonald's Corporation ($51K), Fastenal Company ($49K), and AutoZone, Inc. ($48K).

Other low-paying employers include Dollar General Corporation at $36K and Starbucks Corporation at $42K, though some General Store Managers there earn up to $70K.

Popular Skills for General Store Manager


General Store Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with People Management, Leadership, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 34 percent, 4 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Those listing Inventory Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Customer Service and Sales also typically command lower compensation. 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.


General Store Managers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $38K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $46K. General Store Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $52K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $61K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, General Store Managers in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 67 percent above the national average. General Store Managers will also find cushy salaries in Miami (+34 percent), Atlanta (+20 percent), Denver (+18 percent), and Las Vegas (+18 percent). Louisville is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 12 percent. Nashville and Austin are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 3 percent less than the median.

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Experience Affects General Store Manager Salaries



National Average
$47,000



Skills That Affect General Store Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 34%

Leadership
up arrow 4%

Operations Management
up arrow 3%

Sales Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$47,000

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Sales
up arrow 4%

Inventory Management
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 237 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 29%