Entry-Level Small Business Owner / Operator Salary

The average Entry-Level Small Business Owner and Operator earns approximately $49K annually. In the world of Entry-Level Small Business Owners and Operators, total cash compensation ranges from $21K on the lower end to $117K on the higher end; this includes bonuses that reach $12K and profit sharing that approaches $101K in rare cases, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $122K. It's heartening to note that most people in this field love their work, finding it both fun and rewarding. Just under one in three enjoy medical while just under a fifth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one in seven. Men working as Entry-Level Small Business Owners and Operators who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 54 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$21,935 - $116,471
(Median)
$22K
$49K
$120K
MEDIAN: $48,676
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$9.77 - $40.09
(Median)
$9
$20
$40
MEDIAN: $19.00
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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
$21,935 - $116,471  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,836  
Profit Sharing
$248.32 - $100,671  
Commission
$0.00 - $121,641  
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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$21,088 - $117,312  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 263
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.77 - $40.09  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.33  
Overtime
$0.30 - $58.17  
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 - $11,836  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $121,641  
Profit Sharing
$248.32 - $100,671  
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).
)
$21,088 - $117,312  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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Skills That Affect Small Business Owner / Operator Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 32%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 29%

National Average
$45,000

Leadership
up arrow 2%

Operations Management
up arrow 3%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 7%

Strategic Planning
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Sales
up arrow 9%

Sales Management
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 31%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
medical benefits
Vision: 15%
dental benefits
None: 69%
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