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Team Leader, General Salary

General Team Leaders in the United States can expect wages of $14.19 per hour on average. With some bonuses approaching $12K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of General Team Leaders spread between $21K and $102K depending on individual performance. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by career duration and the specific company. Male General Team Leaders are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 53 percent of the field. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — close to a fifth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and a fair number receive dental plans. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$31,329 - $119,993
(Median)
$31K
$59K
$120K
MEDIAN: $58,620
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$8.74 - $22.06
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$8
$14
$22
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$31,329 - $119,993  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,989  
Profit Sharing
$202.03 - $9,766  
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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$20,935 - $101,761  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 626
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$8.74 - $22.06  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.09 - $0.54  
Overtime
$12.06 - $35.17  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,989  
   
Profit Sharing
$202.03 - $9,766  
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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$20,935 - $101,761  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 669

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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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General Team Leaders sometimes assume positions such as Manufacturing Production Managers. That role pays $62K per year on average. A common career progression for a General Team Leader is to become a Manufacturing Production Supervisor or an Operations Manager. Compared to General Team Leaders, the first group earns $9K more on average, and the second group earns $18K more.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Team Leader, General


Whole Foods Market, Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $47K.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $17K to just $30K — but Chick-Fil-A Inc offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $23K.

Popular Skills for Team Leader, General


Survey results imply that General Team Leaders put a diverse skill set to use. 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, 28 percent, and 21 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service and Training. It is often found that people who know Leadership are also skilled 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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $33K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $46K. On average, General Team Leaders make $53K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $66K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 169 percent, General Team Leaders in Raleigh receive some of the highest pay in the country. General Team Leaders can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+124 percent), Minneapolis (+112 percent), New York (+102 percent), and St. Louis (+92 percent). Falling short of the national average by 17 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Chicago. Employers also pay below the national average in Indianapolis (8 percent lower) and Austin (7 percent lower).

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 300 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 20%