General manager

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

Average base salary
31.6k salaries reported, updated at Jul 04, 2020
per year
The average salary for a general manager is $57,850 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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Most common benefits
  • Employee discount
  • Paid time off
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Field of study categories:
Top field of study
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Agriculture Degree
4 jobs
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Engineering Degree
66 jobs
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Supply Chain Management Degree
4 jobs
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Logistics Degree
14 jobs
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Business Degree
452 jobs
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Top skill
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Plant Management
17Company icon
Warehouse Distribution Experience
26Company icon
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Fleet Management
3Company icon
Supply Chain Experience
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License categories:
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Motorcycle License
2 jobs
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Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response Training
2 jobs
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Certification categories:
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Job openings
Six Sigma Certification
6Company icon
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Certified Scrum Master
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Most common benefits for General Managers

  • Employee discount
  • Paid time off
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Flexible schedule
  • Food provided
  • Retirement plan

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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