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General manager salary in United States

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

Average base salary

Average $59,827
Low $35,901
High $99,697
Profit sharing
$6,000per year
Non-cash benefit
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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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1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
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Top companies for General Managers in United States

  1. Best Buy
    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
Top skills
Plant Management
Top licenses
Motorcycle License

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top Fields of studySalaryJob openingsCompanies
4 jobs4
66 jobs89
4 jobs12
14 jobs24
452 jobs6,183
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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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