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General Manager Average Salary in United States 2019

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

11,189 USD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a General Manager in United States typically earns around 11,189 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

Median and salary distribution monthly United States General Manager

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

General Manager salaries in United States range between 4,923 USD per month (minimum salary) to 16,895 USD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 11,301 USD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as General Manager are earning less than 11,301 USD while the other half are earning more than 11,301 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 values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working as General Manager are earning less than 7,301 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 7,301 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as General Manager are earning less than 14,380 USD while 25% are earning more than 14,380 USD.

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

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 plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. 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    =  
5,941 USD
2 - 5 Years    +31%  
7,796 USD
5 - 10 Years    +18%  
9,233 USD
10 - 15 Years    +27%  
11,747 USD
15 - 20 Years    +12%  
13,184 USD
20+ Years    +20%  
15,758 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Experience 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 5,941 USD per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 7,796 USD per month, 31% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 9,233 USD per month, 18% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, General Manager(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 11,747 USD per month, 27% 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 13,184 USD per month, 12% 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 15,758 USD per month, 20% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly United States General Manager

General Manager Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
7,976 USD
Bachelor's Degree    +29%  
10,310 USD
Master's Degree    +26%  
13,004 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 Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a General Manager is 7,976 USD per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 10,310 USD per month, 29% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 13,004 USD per month, 26% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly United States General Manager


General Manager Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
10,294 USD
Male    +16%  
11,916 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.

Salary comparison by gender monthly United States General Manager

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
9,734 USD
Public Sector    +28%  
12,475 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.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly United States General Manager

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 salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly United States General Manager
Average Salary 2016    =  
10,300 USD
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
10,681 USD
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
10,980 USD
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
11,189 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
General Manager salaries in United States are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

General Manager Average Hourly Wage in United States

65 USD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in United States for General Manager is 65 USD. This means that the average General Manager in United States earns approximatly 65 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 they are considered to the be the standard.

General Manager VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between General Manager and Executive and Management monthly United StatesWe compared United States salaries for General Manager, Executive and Management, and All Jobs and we found that General Manager salaries are 24% more than those of Executive and Management. We also found out that Executive and Management salaries are 36% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Account Coordinator6,444 USD-42%
Administration Manager7,253 USD-35%
Area Manager6,895 USD-38%
Asset Protection Associate8,290 USD-26%
Assistant Director7,629 USD-32%
Assistant Manager8,225 USD-26%
Assistant Operations Manager8,960 USD-20%
Assistant Project Manager7,582 USD-32%
Assistant Section Head6,669 USD-40%
Assistant to CEO6,909 USD-38%
Assistant Vice President8,008 USD-28%
Associate Director7,774 USD-31%
Bid Manager8,507 USD-24%
Branch Manager8,429 USD-25%
Business Development Manager10,043 USD-10%
Business Operations Associate8,185 USD-27%
Business Operations Lead7,873 USD-30%
Campaign Manager8,814 USD-21%
Chairman of The Board14,393 USD+29%
Chairman Office Manager9,736 USD-13%
Chief Corporate Officer11,805 USD+6%
Chief Executive Officer15,165 USD+36%
Chief Financial Officer13,393 USD+20%
Chief of Staff7,007 USD-37%
Chief Operating Officer11,006 USD-2%
Chief Risk Officer9,880 USD-12%
Client Services Manager9,541 USD-15%
Commercial Project Manager8,445 USD-25%
Commodity Broker6,100 USD-45%
Corporate Affairs Executive8,658 USD-23%
Corporate Compliance Director9,448 USD-16%
Corporate Director10,230 USD-9%
Corporate Officer6,986 USD-38%
Corporate Partnerships Officer7,250 USD-35%
Country Manager11,515 USD+3%
Deputy Director10,869 USD-3%
Director11,959 USD+7%
Director of Accreditation9,481 USD-15%
Director of Catering Services8,783 USD-22%
Director of Client Services9,468 USD-15%
Director of Facilities Management8,281 USD-26%
Director of Operations9,977 USD-11%
Director of Process Simplification8,060 USD-28%
Director of Project Management10,146 USD-9%
Director of Revenue Management9,314 USD-17%
Director of Training and Development9,315 USD-17%
Distribution Manager10,260 USD-8%
Division Manager8,803 USD-21%
Duty Manager8,686 USD-22%
Engagement Manager10,910 USD-2%
Executive Director15,193 USD+36%
Executive Manager12,569 USD+12%
Franchise Manager12,553 USD+12%
General Manager11,189 USD=
Global Master Data Manager10,125 USD-10%
Head of Middle Office9,323 USD-17%
Head of Projects9,740 USD-13%
Head of Sustainability8,333 USD-26%
Housing Manager7,632 USD-32%
HSE Manager8,052 USD-28%
Key Account Manager8,650 USD-23%
Knowledge Manager10,014 USD-11%
Location Manager9,790 USD-13%
Logistics Manager7,370 USD-34%
Management Consultant7,822 USD-30%
Management Executive11,062 USD-1%
Manager9,610 USD-14%
Managing Director12,204 USD+9%
MIS Executive10,230 USD-9%
Ocean Services Manager10,688 USD-4%
Operations Assistant7,294 USD-35%
Operations Director10,966 USD-2%
Operations Executive11,212 USD+0%
Operations Manager11,055 USD-1%
Operations Supervisor9,269 USD-17%
Policy Administration Executive8,203 USD-27%
Private Sector Executive9,045 USD-19%
Product Development Manager10,350 USD-7%
Product Executive8,829 USD-21%
Production Executive9,831 USD-12%
Production Manager9,609 USD-14%
Production Supervisor8,220 USD-27%
Program Manager10,532 USD-6%
Programme Coordinator7,411 USD-34%
Project Control Manager9,948 USD-11%
Project Coordinator5,976 USD-47%
Project Management Officer6,927 USD-38%
Project Manager7,530 USD-33%
Project Portfolio Manager8,056 USD-28%
Quality Manager8,350 USD-25%
R/D Director8,534 USD-24%
Regional Director13,228 USD+18%
Regional Manager10,416 USD-7%
Relationship Manager9,828 USD-12%
Retail District Manager7,303 USD-35%
Revenue Manager8,099 USD-28%
Risk and Capital Manager10,970 USD-2%
Risk Officer7,560 USD-32%
Safety Manager7,283 USD-35%
Section Head7,307 USD-35%
Service Manager8,112 USD-28%
Shift Supervisor6,216 USD-44%
Solutions Manager7,402 USD-34%
Supervisor6,290 USD-44%
Supply Chain Manager10,393 USD-7%
Surveyor7,126 USD-36%
Technical Manager9,708 USD-13%
Territory Manager9,669 USD-14%
Validation Manager8,874 USD-21%
Vice President12,675 USD+13%
Zone Manager10,188 USD-9%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Atlanta11,527 USD
Austin12,872 USD
Baltimore11,479 USD
Boston11,741 USD
Bristol9,488 USD
Chicago13,216 USD
Cincinnati9,572 USD
Cleveland10,726 USD
Dallas12,832 USD
Denver12,826 USD
Detroit11,746 USD
Honolulu9,643 USD
Houston14,196 USD
Indianapolis12,109 USD
Iowa City9,624 USD
Jacksonville13,099 USD
Kansas City10,909 USD
Kent9,538 USD
Las Vegas11,181 USD
Long Beach11,428 USD
Los Angeles14,106 USD
Memphis11,206 USD
Miami10,319 USD
Minneapolis10,585 USD
New Orleans9,996 USD
New York14,630 USD
Oakland10,336 USD
Oklahoma City11,924 USD
Orlando10,056 USD
Philadelphia13,981 USD
Phoenix14,048 USD
Sacramento11,555 USD
San Antonio12,782 USD
San Diego13,672 USD
San Francisco12,336 USD
San Jose12,406 USD
Seattle12,318 USD
Tampa9,979 USD
Vancouver9,398 USD
Washington D.C.12,243 USD

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Alabama11,500 USD
Alaska10,269 USD
Arizona12,471 USD
Arkansas11,781 USD
California13,724 USD
Colorado11,448 USD
Connecticut11,354 USD
Delaware10,777 USD
District of Columbia10,763 USD
Florida13,668 USD
Georgia12,410 USD
Hawaii10,835 USD
Idaho11,066 USD
Illinois13,339 USD
Indiana11,761 USD
Iowa11,114 USD
Kansas11,354 USD
Kentucky11,949 USD
Louisiana12,196 USD
Maine10,373 USD
Maryland11,969 USD
Massachusetts12,226 USD
Michigan12,959 USD
Minnesota12,498 USD
Mississippi10,876 USD
Missouri11,915 USD
Montana10,766 USD
Nebraska11,350 USD
Nevada11,826 USD
New Hampshire10,481 USD
New Jersey12,437 USD
New Mexico11,290 USD
New York13,446 USD
North Carolina12,081 USD
North Dakota10,083 USD
Ohio12,731 USD
Oklahoma11,819 USD
Oregon12,064 USD
Pennsylvania12,368 USD
Rhode Island10,362 USD
South Carolina11,865 USD
South Dakota10,808 USD
Tennessee12,849 USD
Texas12,656 USD
Utah10,988 USD
Vermont10,404 USD
Virginia12,890 USD
Washington13,033 USD
West Virginia10,696 USD
Wisconsin11,964 USD
Wyoming10,339 USD
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