How much does a General Manager make in the United States?

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34.2k salaries reported, updated at Nov 20, 2020
$56,704
per year

The average salary for a general manager is $56,704 per year in the United States, $10,000 cash bonus per year, $17,750 commission per year and $7,500 profit sharing per year.

Additional compensation

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Cash bonus
$10,000
per year
Commission
$17,750
per year
Profit sharing
$7,500
per year

Most common benefits

  • Adoption assistance
  • Matching gift program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Flexible schedule
  • AD&D insurance
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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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+83.10%
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+55.02%
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Logistics Degree
+50.72%
14 jobs
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Business Degree
+13.95%
452 jobs
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Plant Management
+97.55%
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Warehouse Distribution Experience
+48.62%
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Logistics
+35.77%
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Fleet Management
+47.51%
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+48.89%
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Motorcycle License
+85.97%
2 jobs
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+59.21%
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Six Sigma Certification
+81.84%
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+34.29%
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+34.41%
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Most common benefits for General Managers

  • Adoption assistance
  • Matching gift program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Flexible schedule
  • AD&D insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid time off
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Cell phone reimbursement
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 4,051 ratings

64% of General managers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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