General Store Manager Salary

The average General Store Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $45K per year. In the world of General Store Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $14K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $9K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $29K and $80K. 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 for General Store Managers is high. Men working as General Store Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 57 percent. Some workers in this field — slightly less than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$30,451 - $75,379
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$45K
$75K
MEDIAN: $45,378
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$10.00 - $20.33
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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
$30,451 - $75,379  
   
Bonus
$197.65 - $13,623  
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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$29,273 - $79,840  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,178
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, 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
$197.65 - $13,623  
   
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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$29,273 - $79,840  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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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Although it's unusual, some General Store Managers transition into jobs as Retail General Managers. The latter group reports earning a slightly lower median of $54K per year, though.

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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. For General Store Managers, comfortable salaries can be found at Sears Holdings Corporation; in fact, median earnings sit around $80K, the highest in the area. Petco Animal Supplies, Inc., McDonald's Corporation, and Stripes Llc. are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with General Store Managers earning around $55K, $51K, or $50K at each firm, 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 generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. 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. The majority of those 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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $46K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $39K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $52K in this role. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $62K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for General Store Managers that is 65 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. General Store Managers will also find cushy salaries in Orlando (+28 percent), Indianapolis (+27 percent), Miami (+26 percent), and Atlanta (+21 percent). Louisville is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 9 percent. Below-median salaries also turn up in Las Vegas and Austin (3 percent lower and 1 percent lower, 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 3%

National Average
$46,000

Sales
up arrow 1%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Inventory Management
up arrow 14%

Purchasing
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 232 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
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 31%
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