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General Manager Average Salary in Ireland 2020

How much money does a General Manager make in Ireland?

Average Yearly Salary
275,000 EUR
( 22,900 EUR monthly)


A person working as a General Manager in Ireland typically earns around 275,000 EUR per year. Salaries range from 143,000 EUR (lowest) to 421,000 EUR (highest).

This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. General Manager salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

General Manager Salary Distribution in Ireland

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    General Manager salaries in Ireland range from 143,000 EUR per year (minimum salary) to 421,000 EUR per year (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 264,000 EUR per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as General Manager(s) are earning less than 264,000 EUR while the other half are earning more than 264,000 EUR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of General Manager(s) are earning less than 183,000 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 183,000 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of General Manager(s) are earning less than 329,000 EUR while 25% are earning more than 329,000 EUR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

General Manager Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down General Manager salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A General Manager with less than two years of experience makes approximately 162,000 EUR per year.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 218,000 EUR per year, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 283,000 EUR per year, 30% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, General Manager(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 343,000 EUR per year, 21% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 375,000 EUR per year, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 394,000 EUR per year, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

General Manager average salary change by experience in Ireland

0 - 2 Years
162,000 EUR
2 - 5 Years+34%
218,000 EUR
5 - 10 Years+30%
283,000 EUR
10 - 15 Years+21%
343,000 EUR
15 - 20 Years+9%
375,000 EUR
20+ Years+5%
394,000 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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General Manager Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different General Manager(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down General Manager salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a General Manager is 196,000 EUR per year.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 224,000 EUR per year, 14% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 315,000 EUR per year, 41% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 382,000 EUR per year, 21% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

General Manager average salary difference by education level in Ireland

High School
196,000 EUR
Certificate or Diploma+14%
224,000 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+41%
315,000 EUR
Master's Degree+21%
382,000 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Ireland costs anywhere from 61,400 Euro(s) to 184,000 Euro(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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General Manager Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male General Manager employees in Ireland earn 6% more than their female counterparts.

268,000 EUR
283,000 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Ireland for all Careers

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General Manager Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Ireland

How much are annual salary increments in Ireland for General Manager(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

General Manager

General Manager(s) in Ireland are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 14% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Ireland / All Professions

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The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Ireland is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Ireland for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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General Manager Bonus and Incentive Rates in Ireland

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Ireland General Manager
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A General Manager is considered to be a high bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

20% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 80% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 6% to 8% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector General Manager employees in Ireland earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
144,000 EUR
Public Sector+5%
151,000 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

General Manager Salary Trend and Forecast in Ireland

How are General Manager salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

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Average Salary 2016
244,000 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
253,000 EUR
Average Salary 2018+2%
258,000 EUR
Average Salary 2019+3%
265,000 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

General Manager salaries in Ireland are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

General Manager Average Hourly Wage in Ireland

130 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ireland is 130 EUR. This means that the average General Manager in Ireland earns approximately 130 EUR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

General Manager VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for General Manager is 38% more than that of Executive and Management. Also, Executive and Management salaries are 36% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Account Coordinator143,000 EUR-48%
Administration Manager178,000 EUR-35%
Area Manager161,000 EUR-41%
Asset Protection Associate184,000 EUR-33%
Assistant Director170,000 EUR-38%
Assistant Manager192,000 EUR-30%
Assistant Operations Manager194,000 EUR-29%
Assistant Project Manager182,000 EUR-34%
Assistant Section Head152,000 EUR-45%
Assistant to CEO162,000 EUR-41%
Assistant Vice President187,000 EUR-32%
Associate Director177,000 EUR-36%
Bid Manager194,000 EUR-29%
Branch Manager192,000 EUR-30%
Business Development Manager218,000 EUR-21%
Business Operations Associate173,000 EUR-37%
Business Operations Lead180,000 EUR-35%
Campaign Manager206,000 EUR-25%
Chairman of The Board320,000 EUR+16%
Chairman Office Manager211,000 EUR-23%
Chief Corporate Officer276,000 EUR+0%
Chief Executive Officer337,000 EUR+23%
Chief Financial Officer305,000 EUR+11%
Chief of Staff164,000 EUR-40%
Chief Operating Officer239,000 EUR-13%
Chief Risk Officer225,000 EUR-18%
Client Services Manager212,000 EUR-23%
Commercial Project Manager193,000 EUR-30%
Commodity Broker146,000 EUR-47%
Corporate Affairs Executive213,000 EUR-23%
Corporate Compliance Director221,000 EUR-20%
Corporate Director233,000 EUR-15%
Corporate Officer159,000 EUR-42%
Corporate Partnerships Officer157,000 EUR-43%
Country Manager256,000 EUR-7%
Deputy Director242,000 EUR-12%
Director253,000 EUR-8%
Director of Accreditation227,000 EUR-17%
Director of Catering Services205,000 EUR-25%
Director of Client Services227,000 EUR-17%
Director of Facilities Management189,000 EUR-31%
Director of Operations227,000 EUR-17%
Director of Process Simplification170,000 EUR-38%
Director of Project Management231,000 EUR-16%
Director of Revenue Management202,000 EUR-27%
Director of Training and Development223,000 EUR-19%
Distribution Manager240,000 EUR-13%
Division Manager201,000 EUR-27%
Duty Manager188,000 EUR-32%
Engagement Manager243,000 EUR-12%
Executive Director346,000 EUR+26%
Executive Manager266,000 EUR-3%
Franchise Manager279,000 EUR+1%
General Manager275,000 EUR-0%
Global Master Data Manager243,000 EUR-12%
Head of Middle Office213,000 EUR-23%
Head of Projects222,000 EUR-19%
Head of Sustainability190,000 EUR-31%
Housing Manager174,000 EUR-37%
HSE Manager193,000 EUR-30%
Key Account Manager197,000 EUR-28%
Knowledge Manager212,000 EUR-23%
Location Manager207,000 EUR-25%
Logistics Manager181,000 EUR-34%
Management Consultant187,000 EUR-32%
Management Executive234,000 EUR-15%
Manager225,000 EUR-18%
Managing Director285,000 EUR+4%
MIS Executive228,000 EUR-17%
Ocean Services Manager244,000 EUR-11%
Operations Assistant166,000 EUR-40%
Operations Director250,000 EUR-9%
Operations Executive249,000 EUR-9%
Operations Manager252,000 EUR-8%
Operations Supervisor211,000 EUR-23%
Policy Administration Executive192,000 EUR-30%
Private Sector Executive196,000 EUR-29%
Product Development Manager230,000 EUR-16%
Product Executive206,000 EUR-25%
Production Executive218,000 EUR-21%
Production Manager225,000 EUR-18%
Production Supervisor202,000 EUR-27%
Program Manager234,000 EUR-15%
Programme Coordinator169,000 EUR-39%
Project Control Manager245,000 EUR-11%
Project Coordinator140,000 EUR-49%
Project Management Officer158,000 EUR-43%
Project Manager163,000 EUR-41%
Project Portfolio Manager179,000 EUR-35%
Quality Manager177,000 EUR-36%
R/D Director200,000 EUR-27%
Regional Director302,000 EUR+10%
Regional Manager226,000 EUR-18%
Relationship Manager218,000 EUR-21%
Retail District Manager162,000 EUR-41%
Revenue Manager180,000 EUR-35%
Risk and Capital Manager263,000 EUR-4%
Risk Officer177,000 EUR-36%
Safety Manager179,000 EUR-35%
Section Head171,000 EUR-38%
Service Manager185,000 EUR-33%
Shift Supervisor135,000 EUR-51%
Solutions Manager157,000 EUR-43%
Supervisor136,000 EUR-51%
Supply Chain Manager237,000 EUR-14%
Surveyor162,000 EUR-41%
Technical Manager227,000 EUR-17%
Territory Manager215,000 EUR-22%
Validation Manager193,000 EUR-30%
Vice President268,000 EUR-3%
Zone Manager232,000 EUR-16%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Cork279,000 EUR
Dublin286,000 EUR
Galway258,000 EUR
Limerick280,000 EUR
Waterford230,000 EUR
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