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General Manager Average Salary in United States 2019

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
2,500 USD
5,500 USD
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 values: the 25th and the 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% are earning more than 8,500 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    =  
5,800 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

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 5,800 USD per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 9,100 USD per month, 57% more than someone 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) 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

Certificate 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 Certificate 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 Certificate 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 salary in recent years.

Average Salary 2016    =  
6,739 USD
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
6,928 USD
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
7,080 USD
Average Salary 2019    +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 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

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 they are considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison of Executive and Management Jobs in United States

7,194 USD
9,898 USD
6,158 USD
Average Salary
General Manager
Average Salary
Executive and Management
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared United States salaries for General Manager, Executive and Management, and All Jobs and we found that General Manager salaries are 27% less than those of Executive and Management. We also found out that Executive and Management salaries are 61% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Account Executive4,347 USD-40%
Account Manager4,779 USD-34%
Area Director6,545 USD-9%
Area Manager9,405 USD+31%
Assistant Director4,218 USD-41%
Assistant Manager4,683 USD-35%
Assistant Operations Manager4,070 USD-43%
Assistant to CEO5,820 USD-19%
Assistant Vice President10,000 USD+39%
Associate Director7,412 USD+3%
Branch Manager8,917 USD+24%
Chief Executive Officer15,936 USD+122%
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)14,097 USD+96%
Chief Investment Officer7,083 USD-2%
Chief Operating Officer16,654 USD+131%
Client Services Manager6,250 USD-13%
Commercial Project Manager6,250 USD-13%
Corporate Compliance Director11,750 USD+63%
Corporate Director12,543 USD+74%
Country Manager9,708 USD+35%
Deputy Director16,208 USD+125%
Director10,679 USD+48%
Director of Accreditation5,417 USD-25%
Director Of Client Services6,875 USD-4%
Director of Facilities Management7,435 USD+3%
Director of Operations9,298 USD+29%
Director Of Process Simplification4,167 USD-42%
Director of Strategic Supplier Relations9,479 USD+32%
Director of Training Development8,060 USD+12%
Distribution Manager5,563 USD-23%
Executive Director8,562 USD+19%
General Manager7,194 USD=
General Manager Corporate Services4,667 USD-35%
Key Account Manager8,958 USD+25%
Location Manager2,817 USD-61%
Logistics Manager9,833 USD+37%
Management Consultant9,933 USD+38%
Managing Director9,508 USD+32%
Operations Analyst II4,175 USD-42%
Operations Director5,806 USD-19%
Operations Manager6,273 USD-13%
Operations Supervisor5,375 USD-25%
Planning Director10,832 USD+51%
Production Executive11,017 USD+53%
Production Manager9,167 USD+27%
Program Manager7,460 USD+4%
Project Control Manager5,000 USD-30%
Project Manager7,015 USD-2%
Quality Manager6,750 USD-6%
Regional Director11,083 USD+54%
Relationship Manager7,101 USD-1%
Senior Manager7,500 USD+4%
Service Manager4,000 USD-44%
Supervisor4,572 USD-36%
Technical Director9,563 USD+33%
Vice President15,207 USD+111%
Zone Manager7,517 USD+4%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Chicago9,375 USD
Fort Lauderdale11,983 USD
Fort Worth4,708 USD
Houston12,867 USD
Los Angeles4,350 USD
Miami6,683 USD
New York12,063 USD
San Francisco27,500 USD
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