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Team Leader, General Salary

General Team Leaders in the United States can expect wages of $14.18 per hour on average. Total cash compensation to General Team Leaders bottoms out near $21K and approaches $101K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $12K from bonuses and almost $10K from profit sharing. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though career length and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. About a fifth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. The majority of General Team Leaders claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male General Team Leaders are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 52 percent of the field. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$31,663 - $119,919
(Median)
$32K
$59K
$120K
MEDIAN: $58,931
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$8.77 - $22.37
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$22
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$31,663 - $119,919  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,101  
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $9,744  
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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$20,769 - $101,190  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 615
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$8.77 - $22.37  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.05 - $1.85  
Overtime
$11.98 - $35.02  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,101  
   
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $9,744  
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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$20,769 - $101,190  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 672
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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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General Team Leaders do not often transition into Manufacturing Production Manager roles. The role averages $62K per year. Typical career progression for a General Team Leader involves becoming a Manufacturing Production Supervisor or an Operations Manager, roles that pay $9K more and $17K more on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Team Leader, General


Whole Foods Market, Inc. offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $53K.

Chick-Fil-A Inc lags the field greatly in terms of pay, offering a median salary less than half of the top paying company's rate ($23K).

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, People Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 58 percent, 26 percent, and 20 percent, respectively. Customer Service and Training, on the other hand, are typically associated with much 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.


For many General Team Leaders, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $33K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $47K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $53K in this role. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $64K.

Pay Difference by Location


For General Team Leaders, working in the bustling city of Raleigh has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. General Team Leaders can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+111 percent), Washington (+107 percent), New York (+101 percent), and St. Louis (+92 percent). In Chicago, salaries are 17 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 9 percent less in Indianapolis and 8 percent less in Austin, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Team Leader, General Salaries




National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Team Leader, General Salaries





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$41,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 289 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 20%
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