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General manager salary in United States

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

Average base salary

$59,827
Average $59,827
Low $35,901
High $99,697
Profit sharing
$6,000per year
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a general manager is $59,827 per year in the United States and $6,000 profit sharing per year.57.2k salaries reported, updated at January 27, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Top companies for General Managers in United States

  1. Best Buy
    3.8
    34,524 reviews6 salaries reported
    $85,518per year
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Highest paying cities for General Managers near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $80,642 per year
    563 salaries reported
  2. Los Angeles, CA
    $78,677 per year
    432 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $71,022 per year
    359 salaries reported
  1. Las Vegas, NV
    $69,178 per year
    316 salaries reported
  2. Denver, CO
    $66,203 per year
    513 salaries reported
  3. Dallas, TX
    $64,973 per year
    385 salaries reported
  1. Phoenix, AZ
    $64,242 per year
    286 salaries reported
  2. Atlanta, GA
    $62,187 per year
    318 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $60,382 per year
    423 salaries reported
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Where can a General Manager earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for General Managers

Top fields of study
Agriculture Degree
+87.18%salary
Top skills
Plant Management
+97.55%salary
Top licenses
Motorcycle License
+85.97%salary

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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4 jobs4
66 jobs89
4 jobs12
14 jobs24
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Most common benefits for General Managers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Adoption assistance
  • Bereavement leave
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Commuter assistance
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Matching gift program
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Pet insurance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Store discount
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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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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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Operations Manager

31,949 job openings

Average $70,132 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a General Manager

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