A Small Business Owner / Operator earns an average salary of $58,618 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. A skill in Construction Estimating is associated with high pay for this job.
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$25,521 - $146,861
(Median)
$26K
$59K
$150K
MEDIAN: $58,617
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90%

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$10.35 - $75.38
(Median)
$10
$25
$75
MEDIAN: $25.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$25,521 - $146,861  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $28,000  
Profit Sharing
$249.17 - $72,885  
Commission
$27.88 - $64,111  
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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$25,644 - $154,528  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 809
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$10.35 - $75.38  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50 - $5.03  
Overtime
$5.00 - $76.30  
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.
)
$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $28,000  
   
Commission
$27.88 - $64,111  
Profit Sharing
$249.17 - $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).
)
$25,644 - $154,528  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 299
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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

National Average: $59,607

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Experience Affects Small Business Owner / Operator Salaries



National Average
$60,000



Skills That Affect Small Business Owner / Operator Salaries


Social Media Marketing
up arrow 7%


Leadership
0%

National Average
$60,000




Graphic Design
up arrow 11%


up arrow 12%


Bookkeeping
up arrow 29%

Cleaning
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 163 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 33%
dental benefits
Dental: 16%
medical benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 66%
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