Small Business Owner Salary

A Small Business Owner earns an average salary of $68,897 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Sales Management, Project Management, and Accounting.
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$29,542 - $145,207
$30K
$69K
$150K
MEDIAN: $68,897
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90%

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$14.90 - $85.57
$15
$30
$86
MEDIAN: $30.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$29,542 - $145,207  
   
Bonus
$2.21 - $48,936  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $98,633  
Commission
$10,900  
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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$30,455 - $173,004  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 182
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$14.90 - $85.57  
   
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
$2.21 - $48,936  
   
Commission
$10,900  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $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).
)
$30,455 - $173,004  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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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

Pay by Experience for a Small Business Owner has a positive trend. An entry-level Small Business Owner with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 58 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Small Business Owner with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 61 salaries. An experienced Small Business Owner which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 83 salaries. A Small Business Owner with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 65 salaries.

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Key Stats for Small Business Owner

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
31%
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Experience Affects Small Business Owner Salaries

▲37%

▼0%

National Average
$72,000

▼4%

Entry-Level
▼32%

Skills That Affect Small Business Owner Salaries

Sales Management
▲67%


Accounting
▲30%

▲6%

Operations Management
▲6%

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
18%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 22%
vision benefits
Vision: 19%
no benefits
None: 58%