Team Leader, General Salary (United States)

A typical Team Leader in the United States can expect to take home roughly $14.27 per hour. Pay starts at $8.76 per hour and can approach $21.53 on the higher side. Total cash compensation runs from $32,154 to $117,383, depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $11,836 and profit sharing that reaches $8,243. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience and the specific company. Generous benefits are a perk in this profession; most claim both medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision coverage. Male Team Leaders are just a bit more common than females ones, with males workers composing 54 percent of the field. Job satisfaction for Team Leaders is high. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.
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$32,154 - $117,383
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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  
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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  
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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  
PayScale
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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Team Leaders who assume a position such as a Manufacturing Production Manager—while uncommon—may get paid an extra $21K per year. It is quite typical for Team Leaders to transition into roles as Manufacturing Production Supervisors or Operations Managers, where expected earnings are an additional $9,622 or $17,666 per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Team Leader, General

Team Leaders seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Whole Foods Market, Inc., where typical salaries come to $47,050.
Earnings fall especially short at Chick-Fil-A Inc, where the median salary of $22,728 is the lowest in the field, less than half of the top paying employer's rate. Employees at Target Corporation and Meijer, Inc. can also expect below-average earnings of $31,409 and $38,376.

Popular Skills for Team Leader, General

Team Leaders report using a wide range 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 59 percent, 35 percent, and 21 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service. Most people familiar with 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 is important when determining pay for Team Leaders. New salaries start at $33K and reach $44K in five to 10 years. Pay amounts to $53K after 10 to 20 years. As Team Leaders reach 20 years on the job, salary increases slow down a bit, averaging $62K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 25 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 11 percent. More than half of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$41,000
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Home to some of the best pay for Team Leaders, Raleigh offers exceptional salaries, 172 percent above the national average. Team Leaders will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+148 percent), Minneapolis (+117 percent), New York (+98 percent), and Miami (+72 percent). Indianapolis is the lowest-paying area, 8 percent south of the national average.

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Experience Affects Team Leader, General Salaries

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$41,000

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Job Satisfaction

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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%
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