$64,943
Avg. Salary
$15.62
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$10,017

Bonus

$4,893

Profit Sharing

$24,316

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a General Sales Manager is $15.62 per hour.

The average pay for a General Sales Manager is $64,943 per year.

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MEDIAN $64,943
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$0$150K
Salary $36,053 - $126,765
Bonus $874 - $42,089
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $28,969
Commission $3,556 - $83,865
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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$36,593 - $150,170
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,166
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $10.07 - $23.82
Hourly Tips $0.64
Overtime $13.04 - $39.53
Annual Data $0$150K
Bonus $874 - $42,089
Commission $3,556 - $83,865
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $28,969
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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$36,593 - $150,170
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 333

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 Pay By Employer

$0$157K

Fastenal Company
30 profiles
$39,900

$66,948

$45,978

$54,446

JD Byrider
6 profiles
$55,000

$125,000

Common Career Paths for General Sales Manager


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General Sales Managers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as VP of Sales. The latter position pays an average of $143K annually. Given that the median pay is $59K, it may be surprising to find that an Operations Manager is the most common role for General Sales Managers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Sales Director role — which pays $98K — is also typical for General Sales Managers, though less common by comparison.

General Sales Manager Job Listings

Popular Skills for General Sales Manager


General Sales Managers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Budget Management, Business Development, and Leadership are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 10 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Sales Administration and Customer Relations also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Leadership are similarly competent in Customer Relations and Business Development.

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: $74,172

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

For General Sales Managers, Charlotte provides a pay rate that is 62 percent greater than the national average. General Sales Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+59 percent), Atlanta (+48 percent), Portland (+38 percent), and Dallas (+34 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Philadelphia, 15 percent below the national average. Employers in Boston and Miami also lean toward paying below-median salaries (3 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively).

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 619 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
26%

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 619 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

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