Team Leader, General Salary

General Team Leaders in the United States can expect wages of $13.87 per hour on average. Final cash compensation to General Team Leaders varies from around $20K to approximately $98K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $13K and $10K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company and experience level. Women General Team Leaders who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and somewhere between a fifth and a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$32,285 - $117,804
(Median)
$32K
$59K
$120K
MEDIAN: $59,119
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$8.70 - $22.41
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$8
$14
$22
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$32,285 - $117,804  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,605  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $9,594  
Commission
$3,750  
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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$20,165 - $98,089  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 646
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$8.70 - $22.41  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.03 - $1.89  
Overtime
$11.81 - $35.14  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,605  
   
Commission
$3,750  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $9,594  
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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$20,165 - $98,089  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 774
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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 General Team Leaders do not often become Manufacturing Production Managers, the job pays $62K per year on average. Typical career progression for a General Team Leader involves becoming a Manufacturing Production Supervisor or an Operations Manager, roles that pay $10K more and $18K more on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Team Leader, General


For General Team Leaders, comfortable salaries can be found at Whole Foods Market, Inc.; in fact, median earnings sit around $51K, the highest in the area.

With a median salary of $20K, Chick-Fil-A Inc provides General Team Leaders with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $29K, limiting employee salary growth.

Popular Skills for Team Leader, General


Survey results suggest that General Team Leaders put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Project Management and Leadership are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 48 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Training and Team Leadership also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Leadership are similarly competent 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 with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $31K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $47K. General Team Leaders see a median salary of $52K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $57K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,406

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

With a pay rate for General Team Leaders that is 163 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 Minneapolis (+103 percent), Washington (+90 percent), Atlanta (+84 percent), and Miami (+80 percent). With compensation 18 percent below the national average, San Antonio is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

Team Leader, General Reviews

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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Experience Affects Team Leader, General Salaries




National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Team Leader, General Salaries


Leadership
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 270 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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