Average Small Business Owner / Operator Salary

$66,373
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,098
Bonus
$20,000
Commission
$15,669
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Small Business Owner / Operator is $66,373.
10%
$30k
MEDIAN
$66k
90%
$152k
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Salary
$30k - $152k
Bonus
$994 - $49k
Profit Sharing
$250 - $146k
Commission
$3k - $76k
Total Pay
$30k - $164k

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Job Description for Small Business Owner / Operator

Small Business Owner / Operator Tasks
  • Oversee company operations, directing production, sales, administrative, and/or distribution activities.
  • Oversee and/or assist with personnel management, including hiring, training, and performance evaluation.
  • Oversee and/or assist with client acquisition and marketing strategies.
  • Develop and/or assist with company-wide policies, procedures, objectives, and business strategies.
  • Direct and review financial activities, measuring productivity, setting prices, and/or managing budgets.

Job Satisfaction for Small Business Owner / Operator

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Popular Skills for Small Business Owner / Operator

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

Pay by Experience Level for Small Business Owner / Operator

An entry-level Small Business Owner / Operator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $58,374 based on 30 salaries. An early career Small Business Owner / Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,551 based on 398 salaries. A mid-career Small Business Owner / Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,520 based on 311 salaries. An experienced Small Business Owner / Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,788 based on 619 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $78,086.
Employees with Small Business Owner / Operator in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 44.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (30.9% more) and Houston, Texas (20.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (25.4% less) and Austin, Texas (0.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,195 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.4%
Early Career
18.1%
Mid Career
14.2%
Experienced
28.2%
Late Career
38.1%