Small Business Owner / Operator with Sales Management Skills Salary

Small Business Owners and Operators with Sales Management skills tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — just under two-thirds have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $28K to $151K per year, median earnings come to $65K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $28K and $170K, respectively — total cash payment to Small Business Owners and Operators with Sales Management skills can bottom out near $28K or peak near $151K depending on individual performance. Just under one-half report receiving medical coverage from their employers and close to a fifth collect dental insurance. Making up 70 percent of those who took the survey, male Small Business Owners and Operators with Sales Management skills greatly outnumber their female counterparts. It's heartening to note that most people in this field love their work, finding it both fun and rewarding. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,508 - $145,545
(Median)
$29K
$65K
$150K
MEDIAN: $65,403
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90%

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$9.07 - $42.08
(Median)
$9
$19
$42
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$28,508 - $145,545  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $28,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,443 - $169,677  
Commission
$4,000  
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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$27,863 - $151,447  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 131
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$9.07 - $42.08  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.63  
Overtime
$27.00  
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 - $28,000  
   
Commission
$4,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,443 - $169,677  
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).
)
$27,863 - $151,447  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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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.


For many Small Business Owners and Operators with Sales Management skills, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $41K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $73K. Small Business Owners and Operators with Sales Management skills who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $76K. Small Business Owners and Operators with Sales Management skills who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $80K.

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Experience Affects Small Business Owner / Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$65,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 36%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 21%
medical benefits
Vision: 18%
dental benefits
None: 53%
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