General Store Manager Salary (United States)

A typical General Store Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $46,282 annually. The range in pay spans from $29,473 to $79,444 per year. Overall incomes of General Store Managers generally bottom out at around $29,473 and peak near $79,444; the final number can include upwards of $14,524 each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by residency, followed by tenure and the individual firm. Although most have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, 27 percent claim no health benefits at all. Men just barely outnumber women in the field at 58 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. 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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MEDIAN: $45,139
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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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As General Store Managers make advancements in their career path, salaries may climb. Typically, those in less important roles may make $8,311 less annually than those in higher-end positions, such as Retail General Manager.

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Popular Employer Salaries for General Store Manager

Dollar General Corporation, Advance Auto Parts, Inc., McDonald's Corporation, Starbucks Corporation, and Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of General Store Managers. The most lucrative gig in town can be found at Petco Animal Supplies, Inc., where the average salary is $51,132.
The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is Dollar General Corporation, where the median salary is just $36,463. Starbucks Corporation and Advance Auto Parts, Inc. are other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($43,323 and $47,239, respectively).

Popular Skills for General Store Manager

General Store Managers report using a wide range of professional skills. Leadership and Operations Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 5 percent and 4 percent respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.
General Store Managers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher salaries. New salaries start at $38K and reach $46K in five to 10 years. Earnings total $55K after one to two decades. 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 in the field are most commonly found while those with 10 to 20 years of experience are harder to spot. The rarest group is those with more than 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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$46,000
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For General Store Managers, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Also paying near the top of the field are Atlanta, Denver, Miami, and Dallas, where General Store Managers annually earn 32 percent, 28 percent, 25 percent, and 16 percent more than the national average. With compensation 9 percent below the national average, Louisville is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents 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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$46,000
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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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