Small Business Owner / Operator Salary

A Small Business Owner / Operator earns an average salary of $58,613 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. A skill in Construction Estimating is associated with high pay for this job.
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$25,257 - $149,096
$25K
$59K
$150K
MEDIAN: $58,924
10%
50%
90%

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$12.16 - $75.00
$12
$26
$75
MEDIAN: $25.70
10%
50%
90%

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$0$154K
Salary $25,257 - $149,096
Bonus $0.00 - $33,837
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $51,630
Commission $26.91 - $56,171
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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$26,443 - $154,469
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 867
Hourly Data $0$76
Hourly Rate $12.16 - $75.00
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $2.46
Overtime $5.96 - $76.60
Annual Data $0$154K
Bonus $0.00 - $33,837
Commission $26.91 - $56,171
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $51,630
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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$26,443 - $154,469
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 284

Job Description for Small Business Owner / Operator

Small business owners and operators work in a variety of industries such as retail goods, auto repair, home inspection, and many others. Their primary duties (outside of their respective skill or trade) include managing employees, providing customer service, promoting their business, filing and documenting appropriate business accounts, and ensuring their business meets any local, state, and federal requirements. Small business owners may work from a storefront, office space, or even from their home. Depending on the type of business, trade, or service they practice, their hours can vary; however, many organizations operate during daytime hours.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Small Business Owner / Operator


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Popular Skills for Small Business Owner / Operator

Pay by Experience Level for Small Business Owner / Operator

Pay by Experience for a Small Business Owner / Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Small Business Owner / Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 275 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Small Business Owner / Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 242 salaries. An experienced Small Business Owner / Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 394 salaries. A Small Business Owner / Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 369 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,244

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

Small Business Owner / Operator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Small Business Owner / Operator?

Small Business Owner / Operator in Statesboro:
"Work Flexibility and conditions."
Pros: I like that owning my own business gives me that particular flexibility that I need or seek after. In my particular field the stress levels are extremely low but can be present from time to time. The work conditions are great and you can work, at times in your own pace; with little to no assistance.
Cons: There's really nothing bad about this job, other than when a customer cancel a order about 30 minutes prior to pick up time or is a no show.

Small Business Owner / Operator in Hoquiam:
"Ability to also attend online school, meeting interesting pe."
Pros: Meeting people from all over the world.
Cons: Nothing so far.

Small Business Owner / Operator in Glendive:
"Work flexibility, people interactions."
Pros: Having control of the business.
Cons: Having to manage 10 people.

Small Business Owner / Operator in Pittsburgh:
"Self Employement is great."
Pros: I like that I can get up whenever I want and be creative designing pinback buttons and t-shirts and selling them at parades, marches and rallies. Every month, I raise money for a different charity and have a specially designed button for that charity. It is great income or sideline income.
Cons: If you don't work, you don't get paid, no paid vacations, holidays or sick days.

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Key Stats for Small Business Owner / Operator

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 199 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
37%

Experience Affects Small Business Owner / Operator Salaries

▲16%

▲4%

National Average
$60,000

▼16%

▼29%

Skills That Affect Small Business Owner / Operator Salaries


Social Media Marketing
▲6%


National Average
$60,000

▼3%




Graphic Design
▼12%


▼15%


Bookkeeping
▼30%

Cleaning
▼36%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 199 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 31%
dental benefits
Dental: 16%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
no benefits
None: 67%