A Retail General Manager (GM) earns an average salary of $52,420 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

$35,146 - $85,157
(Median)
$35K
$52K
$85K
MEDIAN: $52,419
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$10.74 - $24.57
(Median)
$11
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$35,146 - $85,157  
   
Bonus
$513 - $19,954  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $19,000  
Commission
$1,171 - $49,057  
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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$34,494 - $92,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,659
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.74 - $24.57  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.00  
Overtime
$11.74 - $33.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$513 - $19,954  
   
Commission
$1,171 - $49,057  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $19,000  
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).
)
$34,494 - $92,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 216
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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 by Experience Level for Retail General Manager (GM)

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,918

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Experience Affects Retail General Manager (GM) Salaries



National Average
$54,000



Skills That Affect Retail General Manager (GM) Salaries

Team Leadership
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Human Resources
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Operations Management
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Sales Management
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People Management
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Budget Management
0%

Merchandising
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National Average
$54,000

Training
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Hiring
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Retail
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 261 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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