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General Store Manager Salary

General Store Managers in the United States pull down an average of $46K per year. Cash earnings for General Store Managers — including $14K in bonuses and $10K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $29K to $80K depending on individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is location, though the company and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Most General Store Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. Male General Store Managers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 57 percent of the field. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,398 - $75,570
(Median)
$30K
$46K
$76K
MEDIAN: $45,691
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$9.97 - $20.36
(Median)
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$14
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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
$30,398 - $75,570  
   
Bonus
$199.06 - $14,423  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $9,500  
Commission
$0.00 - $14,899  
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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$29,389 - $80,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,134
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
$9.97 - $20.36  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.27 - $2.23  
Overtime
$6.50 - $30.29  
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
$199.06 - $14,423  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $14,899  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $9,500  
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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$29,389 - $80,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 174

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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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Many General Store Managers transition into upper-level Retail General Manager positions. Retail General Managers earn a median of $54K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for General Store Manager


Many General Store Managers can be found at Dollar General Corporation, Advance Auto Parts, Inc., Petco Animal Supplies, Inc., Starbucks Corporation, and McDonald's Corporation, firms that are at the top of the field. For General Store Managers, comfortable salaries can be found at Petco Animal Supplies, Inc.; in fact, average earnings are around $54K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($42K versus $80K) is great. McDonald's Corporation, Fastenal Company, and AutoZone, Inc. also offer top salaries for General Store Managers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $51K, $49K, and $48K, respectively.

Other low-paying employers include Dollar General Corporation at $36K and Starbucks Corporation at $43K, though some General Store Managers there earn up to $69K.

Popular Skills for General Store Manager


General Store Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in People Management, Leadership, Sales Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Purchasing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Inventory Management and Customer Service also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Leadership are, more often than not, also skilled in Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for General Store Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $39K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $46K. For General Store Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $52K. General Store Managers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $62K.

Pay Difference by Location


General Store Managers will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 66 percent. General Store Managers will also find cushy salaries in Miami (+32 percent), Las Vegas (+29 percent), Orlando (+27 percent), and Atlanta (+20 percent). With compensation 10 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




National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect General Store Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 17%

Leadership
up arrow 4%

Operations Management
up arrow 3%

Sales Management
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National Average
$47,000

Sales
up arrow 1%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 1%


Inventory Management
up arrow 17%

Purchasing
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 234 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
23%
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: 30%
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