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Small Business Owner / Operator Salary (United States)

A Small Business Owner / Operator earns an average salary of $74,138 per year.
Small Business Owner / Operator Salary (?
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$29,642 - $183,701
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $74,138
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Small Business Owner / Operator Salary (?
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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$10.03 - $56.14
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$29,642 - $183,701  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,749  
Profit Sharing
$1,521 - $69,043  
Commission
$0.00 - $120,000  
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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$29,315 - $182,372  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,260
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$10.03 - $56.14  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.15 - $7.89  
Overtime
$14.79 - $89.40  
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 - $20,749  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $120,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,521 - $69,043  
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).
)
$29,315 - $182,372  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 201
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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
up arrow 52%
Chicago
up arrow 28%
Seattle
up arrow 22%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 4%
Atlanta
up arrow 2%
National Average
$73,000
Dallas
up arrow 2%
Tampa
up arrow 5%
Raleigh
up arrow 14%
Charlotte
up arrow 17%
San Antonio
up arrow 18%
Houston
up arrow 21%
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Experience Affects Small Business Owner / Operator Salaries

National Average
$73,000

Skills That Affect Small Business Owner / Operator Salaries

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
22%
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%