Team Leader, General Salary

The average General Team Leader in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $14.17 per hour. In the world of General Team Leaders, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $12K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $10K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $21K and $101K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience and the particular employer. 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 one in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. Male General Team Leaders are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 51 percent of the field. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$32,159 - $119,157
(Median)
$32K
$59K
$120K
MEDIAN: $58,603
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$8.75 - $22.90
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$8
$14
$23
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$32,159 - $119,157  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,857  
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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$20,742 - $100,842  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 605
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$8.75 - $22.90  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.05 - $1.84  
Overtime
$11.92 - $35.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,857  
   
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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$20,742 - $100,842  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 653
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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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It's not very common for General Team Leaders to move on to become Manufacturing Production Managers. Average pay for a Manufacturing Production Manager is $62K annually. The most common next step for a General Team Leader is to become a Manufacturing Production Supervisor or an Operations Manager. The former position pays an additional $9K per year on average, and the latter position pays $17K more per year.

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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.

Chick-Fil-A Inc doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $23K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $30K and scope of pay is rather limited.

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, Operations Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 56 percent, 20 percent, and 19 percent, respectively. Those listing Customer Service and Training as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. It is often found that people who know Leadership are also skilled 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of General Team Leaders. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $33K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $48K. After working for 10 to 20 years, General Team Leaders make a median salary of $53K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $64K.

Pay Difference by Location


For General Team Leaders, busy Raleigh offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 156 percent above the national average. General Team Leaders will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+97 percent), St. Louis (+90 percent), Washington (+85 percent), and Miami (+76 percent). Chicago is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 18 percent. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are San Antonio (10 percent less) and Indianapolis (9 percent less).

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Experience Affects Team Leader, General Salaries




National Average
$41,000


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 279 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 21%
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