$65,294
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$10,045

Profit Sharing

$4,158

Commission

$24,380

The average pay for a General Sales Manager is $65,294 per year.

$36,071 - $127,402
$36K
$65K
$130K
MEDIAN: $65,294
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90%

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$10.11 - $22.77
$10
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $15.42
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$0$149K
Salary $36,071 - $127,402
Bonus $815 - $41,806
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $26,030
Commission $3,731 - $78,499
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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$36,604 - $149,736
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,356
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $10.11 - $22.77
Hourly Tips $0.64
Overtime $12.20 - $38.75
Annual Data $0$149K
Bonus $815 - $41,806
Commission $3,731 - $78,499
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $26,030
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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$36,604 - $149,736
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 342

Job Description for General Sales Manager

General sales managers oversee the sales department at a company or business. Their duties often include hiring and training sales employees, working with the sales team to ensure they meet goals and targets, compiling data from the sales team to present to upper management, and ensuring that the company is bringing in enough revenue. Depending on the size of the business, a general sales manager may also be responsible for general marketing duties, such as strategic planning or developing effective sales approaches.

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General Sales Manager Tasks

  • Maintain contact with key markets by visiting and investigating the operations and local conditions.
  • Manage and train sales staff, implement sales incentive programs and goals to increase employee performance.
  • Develop, forecast and monitor budget and utilize operational resources.
  • Plan and implement sales programs for one or more of the company's product line.
  • Ensure execution of the developed sales strategies, plans and advertising and promotional programs.

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Popular Skills for General Sales Manager

Pay by Experience Level for General Sales Manager

Pay by Experience for a General Sales Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level General Sales Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 571 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A General Sales Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 589 salaries. An experienced General Sales Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 732 salaries. A General Sales Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 441 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

60%

57%

46%

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32%

25%

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-5%

National Average: $73,884

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

General Sales Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a General Sales Manager?

General Sales Manager in Marysville:
"Freedom to direct and drive the business in a forward mtot."
Pros: Working with people and being able to make a difference in peoples lives during their time of need.
Cons: Being on call.

General Sales Manager in San Diego:
"Love it."
Pros: Customer service, sales and providing the ultimate experience for our guests.
Cons: Hard to please people.

General Sales Manager in St. Louis:
"Work Flexibility."
Pros: I work for a family owned business and they put family first. It is nice to know if something ever comes up, everyone is there to help you in any way that they can.
Cons: I hate to say it, but I wish I was making just a little bit more money.

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Key Stats for General Sales Manager

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 602 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
25%

Experience Affects General Sales Manager Salaries

▲30%

▲17%

National Average
$74,000

▼7%

▼31%

Skills That Affect General Sales Manager Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 602 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 29%