General Store Manager Salary

General Store Managers in the United States can expect wages of $45K per year on average. With some bonuses approaching $13K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $9K, overall incomes of General Store Managers spread between $29K and $80K depending on individual performance. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the company, but the particular city and years of experience are influential factors as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men make up a slight majority of General Store Managers (57 percent) who responded to the survey. Just under a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,397 - $75,576

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$10.00 - $20.33

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National Salary 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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,397 - $75,576  
   
Bonus
$197.40 - $13,395  
Profit Sharing
$1,002 - $9,436  
Commission
$0.00 - $17,208  
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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$29,269 - $79,828  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,182
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.00 - $20.33  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.27 - $2.23  
Overtime
$6.73 - $29.86  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$197.40 - $13,395  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $17,208  
Profit Sharing
$1,002 - $9,436  
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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$29,269 - $79,828  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 188
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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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It is somewhat unusual to come across General Store Managers who move on to become Retail General Managers, but it does happen from time to time, and the median salary for that position sits slightly higher at $54K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for General Store Manager


Leading companies who hire large numbers of General Store Managers include Dollar General Corporation, Advance Auto Parts, Inc., Petco Animal Supplies, Inc., Fastenal Company, and Starbucks Corporation. General Store Managers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Sears Holdings Corporation, where the average salary comes to $80K. General Store Managers will also find cushy salaries at Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. (+$54K), McDonald's Corporation (+$51K), and Stripes Llc. (+$50K).

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, Operations Management, and Sales Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 18 percent. 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.


For many General Store Managers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average inexperienced worker earns $39K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $46K. For General Store Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $52K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $62K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, General Store Managers in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 65 percent above the national average. General Store Managers will also find cushy salaries in Indianapolis (+27 percent), Miami (+26 percent), Atlanta (+21 percent), and Denver (+19 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 7 percent south of the national average, can be found in Louisville. Workers in Las Vegas and Phoenix earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (3 percent less and 2 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects General Store Manager Salaries



National Average
$46,000



Skills That Affect General Store Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 18%

Leadership
up arrow 4%

Operations Management
up arrow 3%

Sales Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$46,000

Sales
up arrow 1%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%


Purchasing
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 229 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 31%
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