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Small Business Owner Salary (United States)

A Small Business Owner earns an average salary of $78,242 per year. A skill in Sales is associated with high pay for this job.
Small Business Owner Salary (?
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$30,313 - $199,165
(Median)
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78K
120K
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MEDIAN: $78,241
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Small Business Owner Salary (?
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$13.57 - $71.95
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$30,313 - $199,165  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $49,867  
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $97,871  
Commission
$9,826 - $44,199  
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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$30,633 - $231,811  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 249
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$13.57 - $71.95  
   
Overtime
$14.75 - $30.52  
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.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $49,867  
   
Commission
$9,826 - $44,199  
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $97,871  
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).
)
$30,633 - $231,811  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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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 15%
Experienced
up arrow 5%
National Average
$78,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 11%
Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Small Business Owner Salaries

Sales
up arrow 14%
National Average
$78,000
Project Management
up arrow 7%
Operations Management
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
29%
female alumni
 
Male
71%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 33% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 66%