$65,367
Avg. Salary
$15.60
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$10,050

Profit Sharing

$4,795

Commission

$24,566

The average pay for a General Sales Manager is $15.60 per hour.

The average pay for a General Sales Manager is $65,367 per year.

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$0$150K
Salary $36,284 - $127,523
Bonus $783 - $42,503
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $28,254
Commission $3,800 - $82,321
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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$36,893 - $150,956
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,357
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $10.12 - $23.21
Hourly Tips $0.64
Overtime $12.56 - $39.17
Annual Data $0$150K
Bonus $783 - $42,503
Commission $3,800 - $82,321
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $28,254
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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$36,893 - $150,956
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 346

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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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

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National Average: $74,218

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 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.

General Sales Manager in Wildwood:
"Be prepared for anything at anytime anywhere."
Bone up on your people skills...Have a plan for each day that will closely get. You to you your monthly plan, which in turn should get you to your annual plan. Be positive in every aspect of your job. Do this daily and you will have more. Good days than bad. Take advantage of all the perks, Custmer golf, Solfball. Co-ed team. Be active in local charity activities as much as posible. Stay. Visible in the communtity..Church functions, County Fairs, Parades and be. A member of local organizations where your customers frequent. The Elks, American Legion, etc.etc. It's a 24 / 7 job don't let anyone tell you different. And you should be rewarded like an owner.

General Sales Manager in Denver:
"Retail sales are not for everyone."
Many hours away from hom, holidays and weekends are spent at the store. If you like cars and love people, what a great career.

General Sales Manager in Elkhart:
"Fastenal life."
Pros: I love my employees and my customers and the opportunity for growth.
Cons: Lack of raises.

General Sales Manager in Dallas:
"First Time Sales Managers."
The former sales people who make is as managers are the ones who can navigate from the ME to the WE effectively.

General Sales Manager in Jacksonville:
"I manage the whole company."
Get ready to work.

General Sales Manager in Lee's Summit:
Pros: Fast paced, make your own schedule. Benefits are good.
Cons: Too top heavy with corporate structure. Need to identity and invest in good people, too much turnover!

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Key Stats for General Sales Manager

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 624 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

▲29%

▲16%

National Average
$74,000

▼7%

▼31%

Skills That Affect General Sales Manager Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 624 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

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%