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Owner / Operator Salary

An Owner / Operator earns an average salary of $85,918 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.
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$34,105 - $204,496
(Median)
$34K
$86K
$200K
MEDIAN: $85,917
10%
50%
90%

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$9.65 - $83.40
(Median)
$9
$35
$83
MEDIAN: $35.00
10%
50%
90%

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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$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$34,105 - $204,496  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,933  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $248,323  
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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$29,351 - $206,841  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 290
National Hourly Rate 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$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$9.65 - $83.40  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $31.38  
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.
)
$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,933  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $248,323  
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).
)
$29,351 - $206,841  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52

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Job Description for Owner / Operator

An owner/operator is the chief stakeholder in a business operation. He or she is the person who has typically put up the majority financial stake in the business and thus acts as the overseer of all operations and output from it. Typically an owner/operator is found in the small business sector, where sole proprietorships or simple majority ownership is common. The owner/operator may be in charge of businesses that range from retail stores to service-oriented businesses or restaurants and bars. While in some cases, owners of such businesses act as silent partners, an owner/operator most typically takes a hands-on approach to all operations of his or her enterprise.

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Pay by Experience Level for Owner / Operator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Owner / Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$89,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Owner / Operator Salaries

Sales Management
0%

National Average
$89,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 28% dental benefits Dental: 17%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 72%
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