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Entry-Level Small Business Owner / Operator Salary

Average Entry-Level Small Business Owners and Operators make around $60K annually. Overall cash earnings for Entry-Level Small Business Owners and Operators stretch from $24K on the lower end to $165K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $12K from bonuses and $115K from profit sharing. Slightly less than a third enjoy medical while close to a fifth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just under a fifth. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Entry-Level Small Business Owners and Operators making up 57 percent of survey respondents. Entry-Level Small Business Owners and Operators largely appreciate their work and find this position highly satisfactory. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$24,431 - $169,599
(Median)
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60K
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170K
MEDIAN: $60,120
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$9.88 - $33.63
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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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
$24,431 - $169,599  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,920  
Profit Sharing
$1,490 - $115,456  
Commission
$0.00 - $120,401  
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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$24,084 - $164,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 349
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
$9.88 - $33.63  
   
Overtime
$6.93 - $45.30  
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 - $11,920  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $120,401  
Profit Sharing
$1,490 - $115,456  
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).
)
$24,084 - $164,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Small Business Owner / Operator Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 9%

Project Management
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National Average
$59,000

Sales Management
up arrow 16%

Operations Management
up arrow 20%

Sales
up arrow 25%

Leadership
up arrow 29%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 29%

Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 31% dental benefits Dental: 21%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 69%