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Small Business Owner Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Small Business Owner is $79,177 per year. A skill in Sales is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Small Business Owner Salary (?
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$30,636 - $199,667
(Median)
31K
50K
79K
120K
200K
MEDIAN: $79,177
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Small Business Owner Salary (?
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$12.00 - $70.00
(Median)
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70
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$30,636 - $199,667  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $51,419  
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $80,000  
Commission
$10,000 - $65,000  
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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$30,825 - $241,432  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 276
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $70.00  
   
Overtime
$17.38 - $35.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $51,419  
   
Commission
$10,000 - $65,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $80,000  
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).
)
$30,825 - $241,432  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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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

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Experience Affects Small Business Owner Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%
Experienced
up arrow 7%
National Average
$80,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 14%
Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Small Business Owner Salaries

Sales
up arrow 57%
National Average
$80,000
Project Management
up arrow 9%
Operations Management
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
29%
female alumni
 
Male
71%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 35% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 64%