Pay for General Store Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $46K annually. Including potential for bonuses, profit sharing and commission — peaking near $15K, $18K, and $20K, respectively — total cash payment to General Store Managers can bottom out near $29K or top out at around $78K. The company is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and years of experience are driving factors as well. Male General Store Managers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 54 percent of the field. Over a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and over one-half claim dental coverage as well. Most General Store Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,611 - $76,051
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$31K
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$76K
MEDIAN: $46,131
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$10.09 - $20.74
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$30,611 - $76,051  
   
Bonus
$489.04 - $14,606  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $18,383  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,226  
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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$28,907 - $77,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 776
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.09 - $20.74  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.79  
Overtime
$9.91 - $30.38  
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
$489.04 - $14,606  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,226  
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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$28,907 - $77,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 144
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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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While General Store Managers do not often become Retail District Managers, the job pays $71K per year on average. Becoming a Retail General Manager or a Restaurant General Manager is, however, a more typical career progression for General Store Managers.

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Popular Employer Salaries for General Store Manager


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous General Store Managers include Dollar General Corporation, Advance Auto Parts, Inc., Petco Animal Supplies, Inc., Family Dollar Stores Inc, and McDonald's Corporation. Sears Holdings Corporation attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $81K. CVS / Pharmacy, Petco Animal Supplies, Inc., and AutoZone, Inc. are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with General Store Managers earning around $68K, $52K, or $52K at each firm, respectively.

Subway Restaurant Inc pays significantly less than other places with a median salary of $30K, 166 percent less than the top paying company. Dunkin' Donuts, Dollar General Corporation, and Family Dollar Stores Inc are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($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 Merchandising are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 48 percent, 17 percent, and 3 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. The majority of those 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of General Store Managers. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $39K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $46K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $52K in this role. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $65K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,434

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For General Store Managers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 51 percent greater than the national average. General Store Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+44 percent), Houston (+16 percent), New York (+15 percent), and Los Angeles (+15 percent). Dallas ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 13 percent below the national average. Workers in Louisville and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less and 6 percent less, respectively).

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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 48%

People Management
up arrow 17%

Operations Management
up arrow 3%

Sales
up arrow 3%

Merchandising
up arrow 3%

Sales Management
up arrow 2%

Leadership
up arrow 1%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 1%

Human Resources
up arrow 1%

National Average
$46,000

Customer Service
up arrow 4%


Purchasing
up arrow 19%

Customer Relations
up arrow 24%

Inventory Control
up arrow 25%

Order Inventory
up arrow 31%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 109 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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