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Small Business Owner / Operator Salary

The average salary for a Small Business Owner / Operator is $69,613 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.
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$29,031 - $173,239
(Median)
$29K
$70K
$170K
MEDIAN: $69,612
10%
50%
90%

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$10.41 - $58.88
(Median)
$10
$25
$59
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$29,031 - $173,239  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,434  
Profit Sharing
$2,013 - $81,703  
Commission
$0.00 - $131,879  
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).
)
$29,077 - $176,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,154
National Hourly Rate 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$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$10.41 - $58.88  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.46 - $3.68  
Overtime
$6.97 - $87.26  
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.
)
$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,434  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $131,879  
Profit Sharing
$2,013 - $81,703  
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).
)
$29,077 - $176,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 257

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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.

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Experience Affects Small Business Owner / Operator Salaries




National Average
$70,000


Skills That Affect Small Business Owner / Operator Salaries

Project Management
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Construction Estimating
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National Average
$70,000

Sales Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 193 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 32% dental benefits Dental: 17%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 67%