Entry-Level Small Business Owner / Operator Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Small Business Owners and Operators come in at around $56K per year on average. Overall cash earnings for Entry-Level Small Business Owners and Operators stretch from $23K on the lower end to $135K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $15K from bonuses and $103K from profit sharing. Men make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Small Business Owners and Operators (57 percent) who responded to the survey. Medical benefits are awarded to slightly less than a third, and nearly one in five earn dental coverage. Entry-Level Small Business Owners and Operators largely appreciate their work and find this position highly satisfactory. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$24,283 - $128,159
(Median)
$24K
$56K
$130K
MEDIAN: $55,974
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$9.68 - $40.55
(Median)
$9
$19
$41
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$24,283 - $128,159  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,544  
Profit Sharing
$244.68 - $103,042  
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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$22,903 - $134,594  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 270
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.68 - $40.55  
   
Overtime
$6.86 - $59.60  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,544  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $92,500  
Profit Sharing
$244.68 - $103,042  
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).
)
$22,903 - $134,594  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Small Business Owner / Operator Salaries

Construction Estimating
up arrow 27%

Project Management
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National Average
$51,000

Strategic Planning
up arrow 4%

Operations Management
up arrow 17%

Sales
up arrow 17%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 17%

Leadership
up arrow 19%

Sales Management
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 30% dental benefits Dental: 20%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 70%
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