Entry-Level Small Business Owner / Operator Salary

The average Entry-Level Small Business Owner and Operator can expect to rake in roughly $49K annually. Total incomes of Entry-Level Small Business Owners and Operators incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $15K from bonuses and close to $40K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $22K and $102K. Women make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Small Business Owners and Operators (51 percent) survey respondents. Close to one-fourth enjoy medical while close to one-seventh get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one in six. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Small Business Owners and Operators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,860 - $102,660
$24K
$49K
$100K
MEDIAN: $49,033
10%
50%
90%

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$10.20 - $39.32
$10
$18
$39
MEDIAN: $17.70
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$0$102K
Salary $23,860 - $102,660
Bonus $0.00 - $15,000
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $39,453
Commission $4,078
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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$23,844 - $102,786
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 213
Hourly Data $0$58
Hourly Rate $10.20 - $39.32
Hourly Tips $0.51
Overtime $5.30 - $58.17
Annual Data $0$102K
Bonus $0.00 - $15,000
Commission $4,078
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $39,453
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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$23,844 - $102,786
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 77

Small Business Owner / Operator Job Listings

Small Business Owner / Operator Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Small Business Owner / Operator in Chandler:
"Do like you wish to be done."
You won't get ahead being honest.

Small Business Owner / Operator in Union:
"Get your degree!"
I know, I know. Everyone says that. But what do you get out of a degree? Banks like to lend money to business owners with business degrees. Without a line of credit, growing your business will be difficult. Learning by doing is great. Just understand that when you do make a mistake, your wallet will take a hit. Making a mistake in school is no big deal....make the wrong mistake in business and you may just lose EVERYTHING! Go to work in the industry after you have your degree. Here you will learn hands on how to run your business (good and bad). Surround yourself with successful business owners. Pick their brain. Learn all you can about your chosen business BEFORE diving in the pool. This tip alone can save you a ton of money! Always have an escape plan if things don't work out and prepare your end game early. These plans are super important to refer to at a moments notice!

Small Business Owner / Operator in Denver:
"Nice guys finish last."
Leave emotion out of any decision, become heartless.

Small Business Owner / Operator in Harrisburg:
"Innovatiomn."
To listen learn and want success.

Small Business Owner / Operator in Erie:
"Take more time pay attention. ..."
Slowdown stop think.

Small Business Owner / Operator in Oakland:
"Have a plan, but be prepared to change."
Find your niche -- something you do better than anyone else.

Small Business Owner / Operator in Walden:
Don't open your own businessget a government jobs.

Key Stats for Small Business Owner / Operator

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
22%

Skills That Affect Small Business Owner / Operator Salaries

Construction Estimating
▲8%

Leadership
▲3%

National Average
$48,000

Operations Management
▼13%

Project Management
▼16%

Customer Service
▼21%

Sales
▼21%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼24%

Strategic Planning
▼25%

Sales Management
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 26%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
no benefits
None: 73%