General Store Manager Salary

For General Store Managers, yearly average wages total $46K annually. Total cash compensation to General Store Managers bottoms out near $28K and approaches $76K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $14K from bonuses and almost $19K from profit sharing. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the company, followed by geography and experience level. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Health benefits are not claimed by all — over a third lack any form of coverage — but a majority have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Women General Store Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,956 - $74,891
$31K
$46K
$75K
MEDIAN: $46,178
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50%
90%

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$9.91 - $20.63
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$13
$21
MEDIAN: $13.02
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$30,956 - $74,891  
   
Bonus
$482.15 - $14,444  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $18,548  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,952  
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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$28,259 - $76,398  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 676
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.91 - $20.63  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.13  
Overtime
$9.81 - $29.67  
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
$482.15 - $14,444  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,952  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $18,548  
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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$28,259 - $76,398  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 147

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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 District Managers, where pay is an average $71K per year. A more likely transition for General Store Managers is Retail General Manager or General Manager, Restaurant.

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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 some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of General Store Managers. Sears Holdings Corporation offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $81K. CVS / Pharmacy, AutoZone, Inc., and Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with General Store Managers earning around $68K, $57K, or $53K at each firm, respectively.

Subway Restaurant Inc employees cannot expect much in terms of compensation — the median salary amounts to only $30K, 172 percent less than the top paying company. Dunkin' Donuts, Dollar General Corporation, and Dollar Tree Stores Inc also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $32K, $37K, and $41K.

Popular Skills for General Store Manager


General Store Managers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. 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, 19 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 experienced in 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: $45,951

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

Home to some of the best pay for General Store Managers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 52 percent above the national average. 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). The lowest-paying market is Louisville, which sits 6 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Dallas (6 percent less) and Atlanta (5 percent less).

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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 94 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
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
▲19%

Merchandising
▲9%

Hiring
▲7%

▲5%




▲1%

National Average
$46,000



Purchasing
▼18%

Customer Relations
▼23%

Inventory Control
▼24%

Order Inventory
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 36%