The average salary for a Small Business Owner is $66,362 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Sales Management, Project Management, and Accounting. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
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$25,713 - $149,694
(Median)
$26K
$66K
$150K
MEDIAN: $66,361
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90%

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$15.10 - $76.03
(Median)
$15
$28
$76
MEDIAN: $27.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$25,713 - $149,694  
   
Bonus
$2.30 - $48,479  
Profit Sharing
$3.30 - $100,334  
Commission
$8,400  
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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$29,065 - $177,251  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 185
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$15.10 - $76.03  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.18  
Overtime
$27.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$2.30 - $48,479  
   
Commission
$8,400  
Profit Sharing
$3.30 - $100,334  
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).
)
$29,065 - $177,251  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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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.

Small Business Owner Advice

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Experience Affects Small Business Owner Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

National Average
$72,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

Entry-Level
up arrow 31%

Skills That Affect Small Business Owner Salaries

Sales Management
up arrow 71%


Accounting
up arrow 31%

Operations Management
up arrow 9%

Sales
up arrow 4%

National Average
$72,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 19%
medical benefits
Vision: 16%
dental benefits
None: 60%
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