Team Leader, General Salary (United States)

Pay for Team Leaders in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $14.27 per hour. Compensation generally starts at $8.76 per hour and does not exceed $21.53. Residency is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level and the individual firm. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and most earn dental coverage. Women are just slightly outnumbered in the field, with male Team Leaders making up 54 percent of workers. Work is enjoyable for Team Leaders, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Team Leader, General Salary (?
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$32,154 - $117,383
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MEDIAN: $58,441
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Team Leader, General Salary (?
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$8.76 - $21.53
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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 (?
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$21,006 - $98,220  
PayScale
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  
National Annualized Data (?
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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 advance into the role of a Manufacturing Production Manager—while rather uncommon—bring in an extra $21K per year. Team Leaders can earn $9,622 or $17,666 more per year when they move into roles as Manufacturing Production Supervisors or Operations Managers, a common transition for those in the field.

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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 generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service. For most people, competency in Leadership indicates knowledge of 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.
In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher salaries. Salaries start at $33K, which grows to $44K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $53K. The 20-year mark seems to bring slower salary growth, and Team Leaders at this tenure level tend to see their incomes plateau to $62K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a quarter of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 11 percent. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$41,000
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For those looking to make money, Team Leaders in Raleigh enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 172 percent above the national average. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include Washington, Minneapolis, New York, and Miami, where Team Leaders typically earn around 148 percent, 117 percent, 98 percent, and 72 percent more than usual. Indianapolis is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 8 percent.

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Experience Affects Team Leader, General Salaries

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$41,000

Skills That Affect Team Leader, General Salaries

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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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