The average salary for an Early-Career General Sales Manager with Leadership skills is $51,762.
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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 effec…Read more
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Popular Skills for General Sales Manager
Skills in Business Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Customer Relations and Sales Management.
Pay by Experience Level for General Sales Manager
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 $43,616 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career General Sales Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,160 based on 221 salaries. An experienced General Sales Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,856 based on 344 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $82,066.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with General Sales Manager in their job title in Denver, Colorado earn an average of 13.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (9.2% more) and Columbus, Ohio (6.3% more).
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