Team Leader, General Salary

Average General Team Leaders in the United States make around $12.97 per hour. Cash earnings for General Team Leaders — including $12K in bonuses and $9K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $20K to $81K depending on individual performance. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by the company and tenure. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 55 percent. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and close to one-third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most General Team Leaders. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$31,165 - $111,369
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MEDIAN: $58,854
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$8.86 - $21.02
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$31,165 - $111,369  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,148  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,308  
Commission
$550 - $24,490  
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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$20,144 - $80,857  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 515
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$8.86 - $21.02  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.04 - $2.76  
Overtime
$12.92 - $31.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,148  
   
Commission
$550 - $24,490  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,308  
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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$20,144 - $80,857  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,084
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Job Description for Team Leader, General

For most companies, the team leader assumes a supervisor's position, working a wide variety of shifts during a typical week. They oversee many of the day-to-day activities of a business or store. A team leader typically reports to middle and upper management. Most managers use their team leader to gather information about the techniques and working habits of employees that may not work under direction supervision of management staff or work at different times than management staff. As such, much of the team leader's job is communicating this information to management, as well as discussing disciplinary actions, terminations, or positive recognition of employees with them. At times these individuals may be asked to train and/or hire new employees. Many team leader may be asked to ready establishments to open or close for the business day.

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Team Leader, General Tasks

  • Lead assigned staff in day-to-day activities to attain maximum profits and customer satisfaction.
  • Review key analytics to provide performance feedback and to identify and report problems.
  • Assist in planning, introduction, and implementation of new initiatives and process improvements.
  • Motivate teams to high performance while ensuring compliance to regulations and rules.

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General Team Leaders' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Project Manager. The average Project Manager brings home $64K per year. Manufacturing Production Supervisors or Operations Managers are common next-step roles for General Team Leaders moving up in their careers; annual pay for Manufacturing Production Supervisors is $16K higher on average, and it's $24K higher for Operations Managers.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Team Leader, General


Many General Team Leaders can be found at Target Corporation, Chick-Fil-A Inc, Taco Bell Corporation, Whole Foods Market, Inc., and Dunkin' Donuts, firms that are at the top of the field. Although Whole Foods Market, Inc. heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $47K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $27K to $69K. Also paying near the top of the field are Target Corporation at $39K, Meijer, Inc. at $37K, and Sam's Club, where General Team Leaders annually earn $28K.

Tractor Supply Company, Chick-Fil-A Inc, and Dunkin' Donuts are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($19K, $20K, and $20K respectively).

Popular Skills for Team Leader, General


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Team Management, Project Management, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 35 percent, 32 percent, and 27 percent, respectively. Those listing Food Preparation as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Cash Handling and Safety Compliance also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Leadership also know Customer Service and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Team Leader, General

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $28K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $41K. General Team Leaders with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $46K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $57K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,649

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for General Team Leaders that is 121 percent greater than the national average, Washington offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. General Team Leaders will also find cushy salaries in New York (+81 percent), Milwaukee (+53 percent), Boston (+42 percent), and Chicago (+30 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with San Antonio General Team Leaders earning much less — 22 percent less — than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in St. Louis and Orlando (18 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

Team Leader, General Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Team Leader, General?

Team Leader, General in Midwest City:
`"$Leading my Company."`
Pros: I like working at Sam's Club from the associates to the members everything is part of a great day. I show people life skills and knowledge. I greet and show members great service.
Cons: Firing people, it's tough to let someone go who have built a repore with.

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Key Stats for Team Leader, General

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 260 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Team Leader, General Salaries

▲64%

▲32%

▲17%

National Average
$35,000

▼19%

Skills That Affect Team Leader, General Salaries

Team Management
▲35%


Microsoft Excel
▲27%

Problem Solving
▲10%



▲1%

National Average
$35,000


▼4%


Safety Compliance
▼22%

Cash Handling
▼36%

Food Preparation
▼38%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 260 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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