For General Store Managers, annual average wages total $46K per year. Overall incomes of General Store Managers — including $15K bonuses, $18K profit sharing proceeds, and $20K commissions on the more lucrative end — generally ranges between $29K and $77K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the particular firm, followed by the particular city and experience level. Male General Store Managers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 52 percent of the field. The majority of General Store Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — more than a third — do not have any health coverage, a majority do receive medical benefits and a little over a half have dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,822 - $75,415
$31K
$46K
$75K
MEDIAN: $46,288
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$9.91 - $20.63
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$30,822 - $75,415  
   
Bonus
$478.51 - $14,708  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $18,383  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,347  
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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$28,601 - $77,021  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 737
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.91 - $20.63  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.67  
Overtime
$9.85 - $29.41  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$478.51 - $14,708  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,347  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $18,383  
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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$28,601 - $77,021  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 148

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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

  • Manage overall day to day operations of the store, including hiring, reviewing, and employee scheduling.
  • Assist in planning annual or specific budgets.
  • Develop rapport and make connections with the retail team and customers.
  • Set and track retail goals and objectives.

Common Career Paths for General Store Manager


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General Store Managers do not often transition into Retail District Manager roles. The role averages $71K per year. A more common career path for General Store Managers is stepping into the role of Retail General Manager or Restaurant General Manager.

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Popular Employer Salaries for General Store Manager


Known for taking on a considerable number of General Store Managers, Dollar General Corporation, Subway Restaurant Inc, Advance Auto Parts, Inc., Family Dollar Stores Inc, and McDonald's Corporation are leading firms in the industry. The biggest paychecks can be found at Sears Holdings Corporation — the median salary there is $81K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider CVS / Pharmacy, AutoZone, Inc., and Petco Animal Supplies, Inc., top-paying firms where General Store Managers rake in a respectable $68K, $57K, or $53K, respectively.

176 percent lower than the top payer, Subway Restaurant Inc offers a median salary of just $29K, consistently last on the pay scale ladder by far. Workers at Dunkin' Donuts, Dollar General Corporation, and Dollar Tree Stores Inc also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $32K, $36K, and $41K respectively.

Popular Skills for General Store Manager


General Store Managers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Profit & Loss Statements, People Management, and Hiring are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 49 percent, 18 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Those listing Order Inventory as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Inventory Control and Customer Relations also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know Customer Service also know Operations Management.

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, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $39K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $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 $63K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,204

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For General Store Managers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. General Store Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+24 percent), Houston (+17 percent), Los Angeles (+15 percent), and Cincinnati (+15 percent). Trailing the national average by 7 percent, Louisville is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers pay around 5 percent less in Atlanta and 4 percent less in Dallas, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for General Store Manager

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 98 votes.
032
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects General Store Manager Salaries




National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect General Store Manager Salaries

Profit & Loss (P&L) Statements
up arrow 49%

People Management
up arrow 18%

Hiring
up arrow 6%

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Merchandising
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National Average
$46,000



Purchasing
up arrow 19%

Customer Relations
up arrow 23%

Inventory Control
up arrow 24%

Order Inventory
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 98 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 37%
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