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General Manager Average Salary in United States 2018

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

7,194 USD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a General Manager in United States typically earns around 7,194 USD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. General Manager salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

General Manager Salary Distribution in United States

25% of people earn
4,167 USD
or less
50% of people earn
5,500 USD
or less
75% of people earn
8,500 USD
or less
Minimum
2,500 USD
Median
5,500 USD
Maximum
30,000 USD

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

General Manager salaries in United States range between 2,500 USD per month (minimum salary) to 30,000 USD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 5,500 USD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as General Manager are earning less than 5,500 USD while the other half are earning more than 5,500 USD. 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.

Closely related to the median are two similar values: the 25th and 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working as General Manager are earning less than 4,167 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 4,167 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as General Manager are earning less than 8,500 USD while 25% of them are earning more than 8,500 USD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should I be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both 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. You have plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. Luckily for you, we have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

General Manager Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
5,800 USD
2 - 5 Years    +57%  
9,100 USD
5 - 10 Years    +36%  
12,400 USD
10 - 15 Years    +47%  
18,175 USD
15 - 20 Years    +18%  
21,475 USD
20+ Years    +15%  
24,775 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Experince level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally, the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down General Manager salaries by experience level. A General Manager with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 5,800 USD per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to to earn 9,100 USD per month, 57% more than someone with with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 12,400 USD per month, 36% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, General Manager(s) who whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 18,175 USD per month, 47% more than a person with five to ten years of experience. If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 21,475 USD per month, 18% more than a person with ten to fifteen years of experience. Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 24,775 USD per month, 15% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

General Manager Salary Comparison By Education

Certification or Diploma    =  
9,513 USD
Bachelor's Degree    +56%  
14,875 USD
Master's Degree    +42%  
21,063 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add into your income? We broke down General Manager salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certification or Diploma, the average salary of a General Manager is 9,513 USD per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 14,875 USD per month, 56% more than someone with Certification or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 21,063 USD per month, 42% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

General Manager Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
6,618 USD
Male    +16%  
7,661 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
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 United States earn 16% more than their female counterparts.

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
6,258 USD
Public Sector    +28%  
8,021 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector General Manager employees in United States earn 28% more than their private sector counterparts.

General Manager Salary Trend and Forecast in United States

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

2015201620172018
Average Salary 2015    =  
6,739 USD
Average Salary 2016    +2%  
6,847 USD
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
7,039 USD
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
7,194 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
General Manager salaries in United States are on the rise in the year 2018 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2018 are 2% higher than those of 2017. The trend suggests a slow yet slow continous increase in pay in 2019 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

General Manager Average Hourly Wage in United States

37 USD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in United States for General Manager is 37 USD. This means that the average General Manager in United States earns approximatly 37 USD for every worked hour.


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

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working 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 annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and is considered to the be the standard.

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Salary Comparison By State (Average Monthly Salary)

StateAverage Salary
Arizona4,167 USD
California9,128 USD
Colorado3,988 USD
Florida6,813 USD
Illinois7,083 USD
Indiana3,500 USD
Louisiana14,583 USD
Maryland4,333 USD
Massachusetts5,750 USD
Michigan6,389 USD
Minnesota2,750 USD
Missouri3,000 USD
Nebraska4,575 USD
Nevada5,428 USD
New Hampshire3,200 USD
New Jersey8,125 USD
New Mexico4,583 USD
New York9,310 USD
Ohio6,667 USD
Oklahoma5,833 USD
Oregon2,550 USD
Pennsylvania7,827 USD
Rhode Island6,792 USD
South Carolina9,167 USD
Texas9,233 USD
Utah6,250 USD
Virginia12,833 USD
Washington4,000 USD
Wisconsin6,291 USD

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