Average General Manager Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$62,400
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$6,104
Bonus
$45,250
Commission
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The average salary for a General Manager in Chicago, Illinois is $62,400.
10%
$46k
MEDIAN
$62k
90%
$130k
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Salary
$46k - $130k
Bonus
$3k - $20k
Commission
$0 - $45k
Total Pay
$34k - $133k

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Job Description for General Manager

General Manager Tasks
  • Plan, develop and implement the operational strategies and tactics.
  • Ensure adequate management training and development to provide for management succession.
  • Direct and lead staff in developing strategies to accomplish objectives approved by ownership.
  • Plan, control, communicate and implement procedures and processes for the overall efficient operations of the business.
  • Lead and direct executive management team in the development, production, promotion of products and services.

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Popular Skills for General Manager

Skills in Operations Management, Customer Service and Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Budget Management and People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for General Manager

An early career General Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $52,381 based on 8 salaries. An experienced General Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,524 based on 14 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $70,000.
Employees with General Manager in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 34.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (17.7% more) and Miami, Florida (2.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (7.1% less), Dallas, Texas (3.4% less) and Houston, Texas (2.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 31 survey responses.
Early Career
25.8%
Experienced
45.2%
Late Career
29.0%