Retail General Manager (GM) Salary (United States)

A Retail General Manager (GM) earns an average salary of $52,577 per year.
Retail General Manager (GM) Salary (?
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$34,171 - $85,799
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MEDIAN: $52,576
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Retail General Manager (GM) Salary (?
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$10.02 - $24.91
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$34,171 - $85,799  
   
Bonus
$249.33 - $19,201  
Profit Sharing
$203.73 - $19,627  
Commission
$100.00 - $25,000  
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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$33,682 - $94,190  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,975
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.02 - $24.91  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $37.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$249.33 - $19,201  
   
Commission
$100.00 - $25,000  
Profit Sharing
$203.73 - $19,627  
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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$33,682 - $94,190  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 209
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Job Description for Retail General Manager (GM)

Retail general managers are responsible for running the retail store. They mange everything from checking inventory to disciplining and training employees to deciding which products to stock on shelves. They make sure the store is performing well, that customers are satisfied, and that subordinates are productive. General managers can be asked to work in a variety of environments; they may work in the office, on the retail floor, or at a warehouse. They also are responsible for selecting, training, and coaching staff members.
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Retail General Manager (GM) Tasks
  • Resolve customer problems and handle customer complaints.
  • Work to meet all sales targets, plan store sales strategies, analyze sales data, and work to expand sales.
  • Manage retail store staff, hire and train new employees, motivate current employees, schedule employee hours, and oversee payroll.
  • Plan store layout and displays to simplify customer shopping and promote products.

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Pay Difference By Location

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Experience Affects Retail General Manager (GM) Salaries

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$55,000

Skills That Affect Retail General Manager (GM) Salaries

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Gender

Female
37%
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Male
63%
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Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 21%
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