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Team Leader, General Salary

General Team Leaders in the United States take home an average $14.37 per hour. In the world of General Team Leaders, overall income ranges from $21K near the bottom to $100K at the top; this can include more than $13K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but tenure and the particular employer are influential factors as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. 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. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$31,808 - $119,178
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$32K
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MEDIAN: $58,561
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$8.72 - $21.46
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$31,808 - $119,178  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,380  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $9,744  
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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$21,024 - $100,280  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 662
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Hourly Rate
$8.72 - $21.46  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.05 - $3.72  
Overtime
$12.11 - $33.92  
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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 - $13,380  
   
Commission
$550 - $2,500  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $9,744  
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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$21,024 - $100,280  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 707
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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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While not commonly seen, General Team Leaders who transition into a Manufacturing Production Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Manufacturing Production Managers is $62K per year. General Team Leaders most often move into positions as Production Supervisor, Manufacturings or Operations Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $9K higher and $17K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Team Leader, General


Whole Foods Market, Inc. leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $47K.

The lowest pay by far can be found at Chick-Fil-A Inc — this employer offers a median salary of $23K, less than half of the top paying employer's rate.

Popular Skills for Team Leader, General


Survey results suggest that General Team Leaders use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Project Management, People Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 57 percent, 33 percent, and 23 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service. Most people who know 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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $33K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $45K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $54K. General Team Leaders who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $63K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for General Team Leaders that is 169 percent greater than the national average, Raleigh offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. General Team Leaders will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+134 percent), Minneapolis (+112 percent), New York (+96 percent), and Atlanta (+72 percent). With compensation 9 percent below the national average, San Antonio is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 337 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 19%