Team Leader, General Salary

Median pay for General Team Leaders in the United States is around $13.87 per hour. Total cash compensation to General Team Leaders approaches anywhere from $20K on the lower end to $98K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $13K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and tenure. Women make up a slight majority of General Team Leaders (52 percent) survey respondents. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, slightly more than a fifth claim no health benefits at all. Work is enjoyable for General Team Leaders, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$32,285 - $117,804
(Median)
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$120K
MEDIAN: $59,119
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$8.70 - $22.41
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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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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 $10K and $18K, 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.

With a median salary of only $20K (159 percent less than the top paying company), Chick-Fil-A Inc lags significantly in the earnings department.

Popular Skills for Team Leader, General


General Team Leaders report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. 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 experienced in 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.


General Team Leaders with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $31K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $47K. General Team Leaders bring in $52K after working for 10 to 20 years. General Team Leaders who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $57K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,406

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

General Team Leaders will find that Raleigh offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 163 percent. General Team Leaders can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+103 percent), Washington (+90 percent), Atlanta (+84 percent), and Miami (+80 percent). San Antonio ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 18 percent below the national average.

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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