The average salary for a Small Business Owner / Operator in Canada is C$61,756.
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C$30k - C$143k
C$2 - C$108k
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C$30k - C$170k
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Job Description for Small Business Owner / Operator
Small business owners and operators work in a variety of industries such as retail goods, auto repair, home inspection, and many others. Their primary duties (outside of their respective skill or trade) include managing employees, providing customer service, promoting their business, filing and documenting appropriate business accounts, and ensuring their business meets any local, state, and federal requirements. Small business owners may work from a storefront, office space, or even from their …Read more
Small Business Owner / Operator Tasks
- Oversee company operations, directing production, sales, administrative, and/or distribution activities.
- Oversee and/or assist with personnel management, including hiring, training, and performance evaluation.
- Oversee and/or assist with client acquisition and marketing strategies.
- Develop and/or assist with company-wide policies, procedures, objectives, and business strategies.
- Direct and review financial activities, measuring productivity, setting prices, and/or managing budgets.
Explore the most common career paths for Small Business Owner / Operator. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Small Business Owner / Operator
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Popular Skills for Small Business Owner / Operator
Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management, Sales, Leadership, Customer Service and Operations Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Small Business Owner / Operator
An entry-level Small Business Owner / Operator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$30,521 based on 13 salaries. An early career Small Business Owner / Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$43,341 based on 35 salaries. A mid-career Small Business Owner / Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$60,000 based on 46 salaries. An experienced Small Business Owner / Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$81,389 based on 58 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$70,000.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Small Business Owner / Operator in their job title in Toronto, Ontario earn an average of 45.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Winnipeg, Manitoba (45.7% more) and Victoria, British Columbia (17.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Vancouver, British Columbia (35.2% less), Ottawa, Ontario (22.3% less) and Calgary, Alberta (5.2% less).
Years of Experience
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