Small Business Owner / Operator Salary

A Small Business Owner / Operator earns an average salary of $59,179 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Construction Estimating and Project Management.
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$25,751 - $146,449

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$10.31 - $65.00

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$25,751 - $146,449  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,747  
Profit Sharing
$1,443 - $72,885  
Commission
$0.00 - $123,650  
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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$26,136 - $153,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 958
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$10.31 - $65.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.17 - $7.89  
Overtime
$7.00 - $82.50  
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
$0.00 - $24,747  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $123,650  
Profit Sharing
$1,443 - $72,885  
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).
)
$26,136 - $153,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 294
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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

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Experience Affects Small Business Owner / Operator Salaries



National Average
$60,000



Skills That Affect Small Business Owner / Operator Salaries




Strategic Planning
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National Average
$60,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 181 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 36% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 64%
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