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General Store Manager Salary (United States)

General Store Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $46K annually. Overall incomes of General Store Managers — including $14K bonuses, $9K profit sharing proceeds, and $12K commissions on the more lucrative end — generally ranges between $29K and $79K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by years of experience and the particular employer. For the most part, General Store Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. Male General Store Managers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 56 percent of the field. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
General Store Manager Salary (?
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$30,321 - $73,954
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MEDIAN: $45,561
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General Store Manager Salary (?
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$9.94 - $20.39
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,321 - $73,954  
   
Bonus
$195.47 - $13,719  
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $9,298  
Commission
$0.00 - $11,960  
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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$29,482 - $79,460  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,044
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.94 - $20.39  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.20 - $2.46  
Overtime
$9.00 - $33.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$195.47 - $13,719  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $11,960  
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $9,298  
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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$29,482 - $79,460  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 147
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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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Though not the norm, some General Store Managers do take on roles like Retail General Managers, where average pay is slightly higher — $55K annually.

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Popular Employer Salaries for General Store Manager

Dollar General Corporation, Advance Auto Parts, Inc., McDonald's Corporation, Starbucks Corporation, and Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. are all popular places to work. The biggest paychecks can be found at Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. — the median salary there is $54K.
With a median salary of only $36K, Dollar General Corporation pays the least. It seems that the compensation range of $24K to $54K isn't that wide, either.

Popular Skills for General Store Manager

General Store Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Leadership, Operations Management, Sales Management, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service and Sales. It is often found that people who know Leadership are 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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $39K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $46K. General Store Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $54K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $61K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$47,000
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For those looking to make money, General Store Managers in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 57 percent above the national average. General Store Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Miami (+31 percent), Atlanta (+29 percent), Denver (+25 percent), and Las Vegas (+18 percent). In Louisville, salaries are 10 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Workers in Austin and Portland earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (8 percent less and 3 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects General Store Manager Salaries

National Average
$47,000

Skills That Affect General Store Manager Salaries

Leadership
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Operations Management
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$47,000
Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 235 votes.

Gender

Female
44%
female alumni
 
Male
56%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 28%