Small Business Owner / Operator Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Small Business Owner / Operator is $74,460 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Small Business Owner / Operator Total Pay (?
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$29,658 - $184,949
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $74,459
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Small Business Owner / Operator Total Pay (?
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$10.01 - $56.77
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$29,658 - $184,949  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,551  
Profit Sharing
$1,468 - $51,712  
Commission
$0.00 - $102,129  
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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$29,530 - $181,490  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,496
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$10.01 - $56.77  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.15 - $7.89  
Overtime
$14.90 - $46.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,551  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $102,129  
Profit Sharing
$1,468 - $51,712  
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).
)
$29,530 - $181,490  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,496
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Job Description for Small Business Owner / Operator
Small business owners and operators work in a variety of industries such as retail goods, auto repair, home inspection, and many others. Their primary duties (outside of their respective skill or trade) include managing employees, providing customer service, promoting their business, filing and documenting appropriate business accounts, and ensuring their business meets any local, state, and federal requirements. Small business owners may work from a storefront, office space, or even from their home. Depending on the type of business, trade, or service they practice, their hours can vary; however, many organizations operate during daytime hours.
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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.
Pay Difference By Location
Los Angeles
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Chicago
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Dallas
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Atlanta
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Houston
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National Average
$73,000
Seattle
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Charlotte
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Experience Affects Small Business Owner / Operator Salaries

National Average
$73,000

Skills That Affect Small Business Owner / Operator Salaries

Construction Estimating
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National Average
$73,000
Sales Management
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Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
33%
female alumni
 
Male
67%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
26%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 30% dental benefits Dental: 17%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 70%
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