General Team Leaders in the United States take home approximately $12.83 per hour on average. Cash earnings for General Team Leaders — including $15K in bonuses and $10K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $20K to $83K depending on individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though tenure and the particular employer have a (lesser) impact as well. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 57 percent. Most General Team Leaders like their work and job satisfaction is high. While some workers in this profession — one in three — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$30,541 - $109,965
(Median)
$31K
$56K
$110K
MEDIAN: $56,245
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$8.71 - $20.97
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$8
$13
$21
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,541 - $109,965  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,940  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,711  
Commission
$507 - $23,672  
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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$19,946 - $83,288  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 490
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$8.71 - $20.97  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.08 - $4.22  
Overtime
$12.58 - $31.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,940  
   
Commission
$507 - $23,672  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,711  
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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$19,946 - $83,288  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 888
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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. 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 $16K and $24K, respectively.

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Target Corporation, Chick-Fil-A Inc, Meijer, Inc., Dunkin' Donuts, and Taco Bell Corporation are leaders in the field that employ a large number of General Team Leaders. Whole Foods Market, Inc. leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $41K. General Team Leaders can also look forward to large paychecks at Target Corporation ($40K), Meijer, Inc. ($31K), and Sam's Club ($28K).

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Chick-Fil-A Inc at $20K, and Dunkin' Donuts where $20K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some General Team Leaders there earn up to $32K.

Popular Skills for Team Leader, General


General Team Leaders report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Problem Solving are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 33 percent, 30 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Those listing Food Preparation as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Cash Handling and Safety Compliance also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those 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, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $28K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $41K. On average, General Team Leaders make $45K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $64K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,091

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

For those looking to make money, General Team Leaders in Raleigh enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 203 percent above the national average. General Team Leaders can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+119 percent), New York (+90 percent), Houston (+48 percent), and Cleveland (+24 percent). In San Antonio, salaries are 17 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Pittsburgh (16 percent less) and Orlando (10 percent less).

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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
$35,000


Skills That Affect Team Leader, General Salaries


Microsoft Excel
up arrow 30%

Problem Solving
up arrow 9%


People Management
up arrow 3%

Leadership
up arrow 1%

National Average
$35,000

Team Leadership
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Safety Compliance
up arrow 23%

Cash Handling
up arrow 37%

Food Preparation
up arrow 40%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 214 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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