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Small Business Owner Salary

A Small Business Owner earns an average salary of $78,632 per year. A skill in Sales is associated with high pay for this job.
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$30,178 - $197,104
(Median)
$30K
$79K
$200K
MEDIAN: $78,631
10%
50%
90%

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$12.26 - $68.51
(Median)
$12
$26
$69
MEDIAN: $26.00
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$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$30,178 - $197,104  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $50,906  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $98,633  
Commission
$1,017 - $63,871  
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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$30,502 - $228,379  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 298
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
$12.26 - $68.51  
   
Overtime
$17.38 - $35.00  
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 - $50,906  
   
Commission
$1,017 - $63,871  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $98,633  
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).
)
$30,502 - $228,379  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42

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Job Description for Small Business Owner

Small business owners are the financial and/or executive heads of small business. Their duties can be as simple as serving as the profit-maker of the business and delegating authority to a management team; however, many small business owners are constantly engaged in growing and operating their business.

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Pay by Experience Level for Small Business Owner

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

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Experience Affects Small Business Owner Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$80,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Small Business Owner Salaries

Sales
up arrow 58%

National Average
$80,000

Project Management
up arrow 9%

Operations Management
up arrow 20%

Accounting
up arrow 39%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 35% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 64%