Average General Store Manager Salary

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The average salary for a General Store Manager is $48,370.
MEDIAN $48,370
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$32k - $74k
$506 - $13k
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$105 - $17k
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$29k - $77k

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Job Description for General Store Manager

General Store Manager Tasks
  • Manage overall day to day operations of the store, including hiring, reviewing, and employee scheduling.
  • Assist in planning annual or specific budgets.
  • Develop rapport and make connections with the retail team and customers.
  • Set and track retail goals and objectives.
The top respondents for the job title General Store Manager are from the companies Dollar General Corporation, Family Dollar Stores Inc and Subway Restaurant Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Starbucks Corporation where the average pay is $50,523. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include AutoZone, Inc. and Family Dollar Stores Inc, earning around $47,140 and $44,145, respectively. Subway Restaurant Inc pays the lowest at around $29,496. Dollar General Corporation and Dollar Tree Stores Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $40,563 and $41,271, respectively.

Career Paths

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General Store Manager
Retail Store Manager
General Manager, Restaurant
Operations Manager
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Popular Skills for General Store Manager

Skills in Leadership, Operations Management and Sales Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Inventory Management and Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for General Store Manager

An entry-level General Store Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $39,860 based on 19 salaries. An early career General Store Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,786 based on 363 salaries. A mid-career General Store Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $46,757 based on 289 salaries. An experienced General Store Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,493 based on 379 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $56,040.
Employees with General Store Manager in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 40.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (27.1% more) and Chicago, Illinois (13.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (5.7% less).

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