Team Leader, General Salary

General Team Leaders in the United States pull down an average of $14.19 per hour. Total cash compensation to General Team Leaders approaches anywhere from $21K on the lower end to $101K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $12K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure and the particular employer. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and close to one-fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. Men make up a slight majority of General Team Leaders (51 percent) who responded to the survey. Job satisfaction for General Team Leaders is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$32,159 - $120,436
(Median)
$32K
$59K
$120K
MEDIAN: $58,603
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$8.75 - $23.06
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$14
$23
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$32,159 - $120,436  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,070  
Profit Sharing
$196.53 - $9,721  
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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$20,726 - $101,292  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 605
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$8.75 - $23.06  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.05 - $1.84  
Overtime
$11.88 - $35.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,070  
   
Profit Sharing
$196.53 - $9,721  
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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$20,726 - $101,292  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 648
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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 not the most common occurrence, General Team Leaders sometimes become Manufacturing Production Managers, where the average income is $62K per year. When General Team Leaders are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Manufacturing Production Supervisors or Operations Managers. Those roles pay an additional $9K and $17K, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Team Leader, General


Those at Whole Foods Market, Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $51K.

The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is Chick-Fil-A Inc, where the median salary is just $23K — less than half of the top paying employer's rate.

Popular Skills for Team Leader, General


General Team Leaders report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Project Management, Operations Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 56 percent, 20 percent, and 17 percent, respectively. Customer Service and Training as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Those familiar with Leadership also tend to 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.


General Team Leaders generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The average beginner in this position makes around $33K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $48K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $53K in this role. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $65K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 156 percent, General Team Leaders in Raleigh receive some of the highest pay in the country. General Team Leaders will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+97 percent), St. Louis (+90 percent), Washington (+85 percent), and Miami (+75 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Chicago, 19 percent below the national average. On the whole, employers pay 10 percent below the median salary for those in this field in San Antonio and Indianapolis.

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Experience Affects Team Leader, General Salaries




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$42,000


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 277 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 21%
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