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Team Leader, General Salary (United States)

General Team Leaders in the United States can typically expect wages of $14.27 per hour. Total cash compensation to General Team Leaders bottoms out near $21K and approaches $98K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $12K from bonuses and almost $8K from profit sharing. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geography, followed by career length and the individual firm. A fair portion report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Men working as General Team Leaders just barely outnumber women at 54 percent. Job satisfaction for General Team Leaders is high. The figures in this overview are derived from responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Team Leader, General Salary (?
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$32,154 - $117,383
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$8.76 - $21.53
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$32,154 - $117,383  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,836  
Profit Sharing
$200.67 - $8,243  
Commission
$550 - $2,500  
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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$21,006 - $98,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 669
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$8.76 - $21.53  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.05 - $3.72  
Overtime
$12.34 - $34.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,836  
   
Commission
$550 - $2,500  
Profit Sharing
$200.67 - $8,243  
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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$21,006 - $98,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 748
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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
  • Assist in planning, introduction, and implementation of new initiatives and process improvements.
  • Motivate teams to high performance while ensuring compliance to regulations and rules.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Team Leader, General

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Though it's uncommon, some General Team Leaders move into roles as Manufacturing Production Managers, where pay is usually $61K per year. When General Team Leaders are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Production Supervisor, Manufacturings or Operations Managers. Those roles pay an additional $10K and $18K, respectively.

Team Leader, General Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Team Leader, General

The biggest paychecks can be found at Whole Foods Market, Inc. — the median salary there is $47K.
Chick-Fil-A Inc offers the lowest pay in the industry by far, with a median salary less than half of the top paying employer's rate ($23K). Target Corporation is also at the bottom of the scale.

Popular Skills for Team Leader, General

General Team Leaders report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Project Management, People Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 59 percent, 35 percent, and 21 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service. For most people, competency in Leadership indicates knowledge of 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.
For many General Team Leaders, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $33K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $44K. For General Team Leaders, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $53K. General Team Leaders with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $62K. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; more than half of those surveyed fall within this distribution. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up approximately one-fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in twenty, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining roughly one in ten.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$41,000
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For General Team Leaders, working in the bustling city of Raleigh has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Washington, Minneapolis, New York, and Miami also offer top salaries for General Team Leaders. Workers in these cities can expect to earn about 148 percent, 117 percent, 98 percent, and 72 percent more, respectively. Falling short of the national average by 8 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Indianapolis.

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Experience Affects Team Leader, General Salaries

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$41,000

Skills That Affect Team Leader, General Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 368 votes.

Gender

Female
46%
female alumni
 
Male
54%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 19%