General Store Manager Salary (United States)

Pay for General Store Managers in the United States is typically around $46,282 per year. The range in pay spans from $29,473 to $79,444 per year. Overall cash earnings stretch from $30,253 to $73,484, which can encompass up to $14,524 each from bonuses and profit sharing, with some enjoying commissions of $12,113. While career length and the specific company impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and 27 percent lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by most and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. Women are just slightly outnumbered in the field, with male General Store Managers making up 58 percent of workers. Most General Store Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
General Store Manager Salary (?
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$30,253 - $73,484
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General Store Manager Salary (?
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$9.84 - $20.26
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,253 - $73,484  
   
Bonus
$199.85 - $14,524  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $8,243  
Commission
$0.00 - $12,113  
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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$29,473 - $79,444  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,053
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.84 - $20.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.21 - $2.50  
Overtime
$9.79 - $30.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$199.85 - $14,524  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $12,113  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $8,243  
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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$29,473 - $79,444  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 146
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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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General Store Managers may enjoy an increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder. Typically, top-notch roles like Retail General Manager will offer an extra $8,311 annually than lower-level jobs in the same field.

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Popular Employer Salaries for General Store Manager

General Store Managers fill the offices of leading firms Dollar General Corporation, Advance Auto Parts, Inc., McDonald's Corporation, Starbucks Corporation, and Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $51,132.
Though lagging the field in terms of compensation—Dollar General Corporation offers the lowest median salary at $36,463—pay within the company still varies considerably, starting at $24K and reaching $55K. Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Starbucks Corporation ($43,323) and Advance Auto Parts, Inc. ($47,239).

Popular Skills for General Store Manager

General Store Managers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Leadership and Operations Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 5 percent and 4 percent respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Sales and Customer Service. Most people who know Leadership also know Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for General Store Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience is important when determining pay for General Store Managers. Though starting salaries approximate $38K, they climb to $46K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $55K. Salary increase slows as General Store Managers pass 20 years in their field, with average salaries hovering around $60K. General Store Managers with one to 10 years of experience are most common in the field, followed by those with 10 to 20 years and more than 20 years. Workers who have been working for more than 20 years are hardest to find.

Pay Difference By Location

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New York is home to an above-average pay rate for General Store Managers, 62 percent higher than the national average. General Store Managers will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+32 percent), Denver (+28 percent), Miami (+25 percent), and Dallas (+16 percent). In Louisville, salaries are 9 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects General Store Manager Salaries

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$46,000

Skills That Affect General Store Manager Salaries

Operations Management
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Sales Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 251 votes.

Gender

Female
42%
female alumni
 
Male
58%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 27%
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