General Team Leaders in the United States take home approximately $12.89 per hour on average. In the world of General Team Leaders, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $13K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $8K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $20K and $82K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by experience level and the particular employer. Most General Team Leaders like their work and job satisfaction is high. Women make up a slight majority of General Team Leaders (56 percent) survey respondents. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, about one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by more than half. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,069 - $110,165
$31K
$58K
$110K
MEDIAN: $58,059
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$8.82 - $20.97
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$31,069 - $110,165  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,621  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,054  
Commission
$515 - $24,588  
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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$20,054 - $82,207  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 517
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$8.82 - $20.97  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.04 - $2.78  
Overtime
$12.75 - $31.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,621  
   
Commission
$515 - $24,588  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,054  
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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$20,054 - $82,207  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,036

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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.

Common Career Paths for Team Leader, General


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General Team Leaders may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Project Manager. The latter position pays an average of $63K annually. General Team Leaders most often move into positions as Manufacturing Production Supervisors or Operations Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $16K higher and $24K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Team Leader, General


Target Corporation, Chick-Fil-A Inc, Taco Bell Corporation, Dunkin' Donuts, and Whole Foods Market, Inc. are leaders in the field that employ a large number of General Team Leaders. Whole Foods Market, Inc. offers the largest salaries in town ($45K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $27K to $70K. Target Corporation, Meijer, Inc., and Sam's Club are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with General Team Leaders earning around $39K, $31K, or $28K at each firm, respectively.

Employees at Chick-Fil-A Inc, Tractor Supply Company, and Dunkin' Donuts can also expect below-average earnings of $19K, $20K, and $20K.

Popular Skills for Team Leader, General


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Problem Solving are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent, 26 percent, and 10 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. Those educated in Leadership tend to be well versed in 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.


General Team Leaders generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $28K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $41K. General Team Leaders with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $46K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $58K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,788

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

Raleigh offers some of the highest pay in the country for General Team Leaders, 205 percent above the national average. General Team Leaders can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+120 percent), New York (+84 percent), Milwaukee (+52 percent), and Boston (+44 percent). San Antonio ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 19 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Denver and Philadelphia (2 percent lower).

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
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 251 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Team Leader, General Salaries




National Average
$35,000


Skills That Affect Team Leader, General Salaries


Microsoft Excel
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Problem Solving
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National Average
$35,000




Safety Compliance
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Cash Handling
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Food Preparation
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 251 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
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: 49%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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