Entry-Level Small Business Owner / Operator Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Small Business Owners and Operators come in at around $49K annually on average. Total cash compensation for Entry-Level Small Business Owners and Operators runs from $22K to $103K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $11K and profit sharing that can reach almost $31K. Just under a third enjoy medical while roughly a sixth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to around a sixth. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Entry-Level Small Business Owners and Operators making up 50 percent of survey respondents. It's exciting to note that the majority of individuals in this field enjoy their work considerably. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$22,257 - $103,207
$22K
$49K
$100K
MEDIAN: $48,521
10%
50%
90%

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$9.96 - $36.26
$10
$18
$36
MEDIAN: $17.72
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$22,257 - $103,207  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,150  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $30,913  
Commission
$7,800  
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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$22,475 - $102,854  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 210
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.96 - $36.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$23.45  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,150  
   
Commission
$7,800  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $30,913  
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).
)
$22,475 - $102,854  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 75

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Small Business Owner / Operator Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Small Business Owner / Operator in Union:
"Get your degree!"
I know, I know. Everyone says that. But what do you get out of a degree? Banks like to lend money to business owners with business degrees. Without a line of credit, growing your business will be difficult. Learning by doing is great. Just understand that when you do make a mistake, your wallet will take a hit. Making a mistake in school is no big deal....make the wrong mistake in business and you may just lose EVERYTHING! Go to work in the industry after you have your degree. Here you will learn hands on how to run your business (good and bad). Surround yourself with successful business owners. Pick their brain. Learn all you can about your chosen business BEFORE diving in the pool. This tip alone can save you a ton of money! Always have an escape plan if things don't work out and prepare your end game early. These plans are super important to refer to at a moments notice!

Small Business Owner / Operator in Gilmer:
"High Stress Levels."
Always be aware of DOT regulations and keep an eye on fuel prices daily. Don't be afraid to shop around for better fuel prices.

Key Stats for Small Business Owner / Operator

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
22%
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Skills That Affect Small Business Owner / Operator Salaries

Construction Estimating
▲13%

Leadership
▲7%

National Average
$46,000

Operations Management
▼9%

Project Management
▼12%

Customer Service
▼17%

Sales
▼18%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼21%

Sales Management
▼21%

Strategic Planning
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 29%
dental benefits
Dental: 16%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
no benefits
None: 71%
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