Small Business Owner Salary

A Small Business Owner earns an average salary of $75,209 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Sales and Project Management.
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$30,278 - $181,536
(Median)
$30K
$75K
$180K
MEDIAN: $75,209
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90%

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$14.45 - $61.83
(Median)
$14
$25
$62
MEDIAN: $24.00
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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$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$30,278 - $181,536  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $51,419  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $97,444  
Commission
$1,400 - $43,000  
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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$30,785 - $208,117  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 296
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.45 - $61.83  
   
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 - $51,419  
   
Commission
$1,400 - $43,000  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $97,444  
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).
)
$30,785 - $208,117  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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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 27%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$76,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Small Business Owner Salaries

Sales
up arrow 59%

Project Management
up arrow 12%

National Average
$76,000

Operations Management
up arrow 16%

Accounting
up arrow 36%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 37% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 62%
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