Entry-Level Small Business Owner / Operator Salary

The average Entry-Level Small Business Owner and Operator earns approximately $51K per year. Overall cash earnings for Entry-Level Small Business Owners and Operators stretch from $22K on the lower end to $125K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $15K from bonuses and $103K from profit sharing. Something to celebrate is that most people in this position are highly satisfied with their jobs. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Entry-Level Small Business Owners and Operators making up 58 percent of survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to just under a third, and just under a fifth earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$23,864 - $120,289

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$9.72 - $43.63

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National Salary 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$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$23,864 - $120,289  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,617  
Profit Sharing
$246.58 - $102,556  
Commission
$0.00 - $92,500  
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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$21,985 - $124,948  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 244
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.72 - $43.63  
   
Overtime
$6.86 - $59.60  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,617  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $92,500  
Profit Sharing
$246.58 - $102,556  
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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$21,985 - $124,948  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 93
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Small Business Owner / Operator Salaries

Construction Estimating
up arrow 28%

Project Management
up arrow 21%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 1%

National Average
$49,000

Operations Management
up arrow 12%

Sales
up arrow 12%

Leadership
up arrow 14%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 14%

Sales Management
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 30% dental benefits Dental: 19%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 70%
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