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Small Business Owner / Operator Salary (United States)

A Small Business Owner / Operator earns an average salary of $70,642 per year.
Small Business Owner / Operator Salary (?
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$29,209 - $178,804
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $70,641
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Small Business Owner / Operator Salary (?
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$10.22 - $60.40
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$29,209 - $178,804  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $23,960  
Profit Sharing
$2,250 - $90,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $120,805  
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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$29,096 - $178,129  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,181
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$10.22 - $60.40  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.70 - $3.13  
Overtime
$7.00 - $67.50  
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$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $23,960  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $120,805  
Profit Sharing
$2,250 - $90,000  
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).
)
$29,096 - $178,129  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 222
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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 58%
Atlanta
up arrow 16%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 9%
Seattle
up arrow 6%
Houston
up arrow 2%
Chicago
up arrow 1%
San Antonio
0%
National Average
$70,000
Tampa
up arrow 2%
Dallas
up arrow 6%
New York
up arrow 8%
Raleigh
up arrow 13%
Columbus
up arrow 15%
Charlotte
up arrow 16%
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Experience Affects Small Business Owner / Operator Salaries

National Average
$70,000

Skills That Affect Small Business Owner / Operator Salaries

Construction Estimating
up arrow 3%
Project Management
up arrow 2%
National Average
$70,000
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
34%
female alumni
 
Male
66%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 31% dental benefits Dental: 17%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 69%