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Team Leader, General Salary

Pay for General Team Leaders in the United States sits in the ballpark of $14.23 per hour. Cash earnings for General Team Leaders — including $12K in bonuses and $10K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $21K to $101K depending on individual performance. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by tenure and the individual firm. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male General Team Leaders making up 52 percent of survey respondents. Some workers in this field — one in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. Most General Team Leaders like their work and job satisfaction is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,630 - $119,639
(Median)
$32K
$59K
$120K
MEDIAN: $58,789
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$8.75 - $22.27
(Median)
$8
$14
$22
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary 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
Salary
$31,630 - $119,639  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,990  
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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$20,820 - $100,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 613
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$8.75 - $22.27  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.05 - $1.55  
Overtime
$12.02 - $35.09  
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 - $11,990  
   
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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$20,820 - $100,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 671

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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 some General Team Leaders move into positions like Manufacturing Production Manager (where the average salary is $62K), this progression is not the norm. It is quite typical for General Team Leaders to transition into roles as Manufacturing Production Supervisors or Operations Managers, where reported median earnings are $9K and $17K higher per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Team Leader, General


For General Team Leaders, comfortable salaries can be found at Whole Foods Market, Inc.; in fact, median earnings sit around $53K, the highest in the area.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $17K to just $30K — but Chick-Fil-A Inc offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $23K.

Popular Skills for Team Leader, General


Survey results suggest that General Team Leaders use a fairly large toolkit 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 57 percent, 27 percent, and 20 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service and Training. Most people who know 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.


For many General Team Leaders, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $33K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $47K. For General Team Leaders, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $52K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $64K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for General Team Leaders, Raleigh offers exceptional salaries, 158 percent above the national average. General Team Leaders can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+111 percent), Washington (+107 percent), St. Louis (+92 percent), and New York (+91 percent). Chicago is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 17 percent. Indianapolis and Austin are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 9 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively.

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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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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 292 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: 21%
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