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Average General Sales Manager Salary

$65,186
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$10,076
Bonus
$24,558
Commission
$4,986
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a General Sales Manager is $65,186.
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$37k
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$65k
90%
$122k
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$37k - $122k
Bonus
$1k - $43k
Profit Sharing
$2k - $22k
Commission
$4k - $89k
Total Pay
$38k - $148k
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What Do General Sales Managers Do?

Job Satisfaction for General Sales Manager

4.1 out of 5
(486)
Highly Satisfied
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The top respondents for the job title General Sales Manager are from the companies Fastenal Company, JD Byrider and Marriott International, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Applied Industrial Technologies where the average pay is $71,688. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Verizon Wireless and CarMax, Inc., earning around $68,467 and $67,985, respectively. Fastenal Company pays the lowest at around $46,358. Advance Auto Parts, Inc. and Marriott International, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $47,000 and $48,451, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for General Sales Managers?

Skills in Sales Management, Leadership and Business Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Customer Relations.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for General Sales Managers?

An entry-level General Sales Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $43,893 based on 40 salaries. An early career General Sales Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,751 based on 618 salaries. A mid-career General Sales Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,235 based on 601 salaries. An experienced General Sales Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,707 based on 832 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $79,220.
Employees with General Sales Manager in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 36.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (34.4% more) and Chicago, Illinois (15.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (7.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,797 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.4%
Early Career
22.1%
Mid Career
21.5%
Experienced
29.7%
Late Career
25.2%