Small Business Owners and Operators with Project Management skills are often veterans in their line of work, with more than two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $58K annually on average but can range from $26K to $147K per year. Total incomes of Small Business Owners and Operators with Project Management skills incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $25K from bonuses and close to $149K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $26K and $147K. Male Small Business Owners and Operators with Project Management skills are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most Small Business Owners and Operators with Project Management skills like their work and job satisfaction is high. Nearly one-fourth enjoy medical while nearly one-tenth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one in ten. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,961 - $124,832
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$29K
$58K
$120K
MEDIAN: $58,427
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$10.39 - $78.06
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$78
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$28,961 - $124,832  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,253  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $148,994  
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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$26,356 - $147,084  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 110
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$10.39 - $78.06  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.80  
Overtime
$26.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,253  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $148,994  
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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$26,356 - $147,084  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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Pay by Experience Level for Small Business Owner / Operator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $52K, and those with five to 10 years' experience report a lower median of $50K. Small Business Owners and Operators with Project Management skills with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $60K. Small Business Owners and Operators with Project Management skills who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $75K.

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Experience Affects Small Business Owner / Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

National Average
$63,000

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 25%
dental benefits
Dental: 10%
medical benefits
Vision: 10%
dental benefits
None: 74%
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