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How Much Does an Entrepreneur Earn In The United States?

Entrepreneur Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$74,000
$41,000
$74,000
$134,000
Entrepreneurs in the United States make an average salary of $74,224 per year or $35.68 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $41,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $134,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Washington, Oregon, California, New York, and Alaska provide the highest entrepreneur salaries.
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Where Entrepreneurs Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where entrepreneurs earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Entrepreneurs Earn In Different Cities?

While an entrepreneur can average a salary of $74,224 per year, or $35.68 per hour, there are many opportunities for entrepreneurs to make more. For example, in San Francisco, CA you might make $124,496 per year. Other high-paying locations include New York, NY, Boulder, CO and Rockledge, FL. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to San Francisco, CA where the average starting salary is $55,000. The highest paying states for entrepreneurs include Washington, Oregon and California. Meanwhile, Vermont, Kentucky, and South Carolina offer the lowest salaries.
Location
1. San Francisco, CA
$124,496
Avg. Salary
$35k
$191k
2. New York, NY
$104,334
Avg. Salary
$35k
$191k
3. Boulder, CO
$97,065
Avg. Salary
$35k
$191k
4. Rockledge, FL
$81,423
Avg. Salary
$35k
$191k
5. Boston, MA
$79,685
Avg. Salary
$35k
$191k
6. Lansing, MI
$78,968
Avg. Salary
$35k
$191k

High Paying Entrepreneur Jobs

Which Companies Pay Entrepreneurs The Most?

To earn a high income as an entrepreneur, working for Human Ventures or Worcester Polytechnic Institute might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Univ Of Colorado-Colorado Spgs and University of Massachusetts Lowell report highly competitive wages for entrepreneurs.
Company
$68,492
Avg. Salary
$35k
$90k
Avg. Salary
$35k
$90k
Avg. Salary
$35k
$90k

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Laura Lott Valenti

Assistant Professor of Marketing John C. Daigle Endowed Professor, Nicholls State University

Just yesterday, one of my sales students was told, in an interview, that the starting salary was $50K base and a commission cap of $22.5K for a virtual sales position with a well-branded organization. I think this is great and in line with the industry and expectations! (I also have three former students who work for the company, so he would be in great hands.)Show more

Entrepreneur Salary History

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    Recently Added Entrepreneur Salaries

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    Entrepreneurs-Insurance Agency Owner Opportunity
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    Los Angeles, CA
    Los Angeles, CA
    03/29/2021
    03/29/2021
    $50,000
    $50,000
    03/29/2021
    Entrepreneurs-Insurance Agency Owner Opportunity
    Entrepreneurs-Insurance Agency Owner Opportunity
    West Covina, CA
    West Covina, CA
    02/27/2021
    02/27/2021
    $50,000
    $50,000
    02/27/2021
    Entrepreneurs-Insurance Agency Owner Opportunity
    Entrepreneurs-Insurance Agency Owner Opportunity
    Pomona, CA
    Pomona, CA
    12/28/2020
    12/28/2020
    $50,000
    $50,000
    12/28/2020
    Entrepreneurs-Insurance Agency Owner Opportunity
    Entrepreneurs-Insurance Agency Owner Opportunity
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    11/24/2020
    11/24/2020
    $50,000
    $50,000
    11/24/2020
    Entrepreneurs-Insurance Agency Owner Opportunity
    Entrepreneurs-Insurance Agency Owner Opportunity
    Los Angeles, CA
    Los Angeles, CA
    10/31/2020
    10/31/2020
    $50,000
    $50,000
    10/31/2020
    Entrepreneurs-Insurance Agency Owner Opportunity
    Entrepreneurs-Insurance Agency Owner Opportunity
    Los Angeles, CA
    Los Angeles, CA
    08/24/2020
    08/24/2020
    $50,000
    $50,000
    08/24/2020
    Entrepreneurship Role
    Entrepreneurship Role
    Boston, MA
    Boston, MA
    07/31/2020
    07/31/2020
    $36,000
    $36,000
    07/31/2020
    Entrepreneurship Role
    Entrepreneurship Role
    Wilmington, DE
    Wilmington, DE
    07/31/2020
    07/31/2020
    $36,000
    $36,000
    07/31/2020
    Entrepreneurship Role
    Entrepreneurship Role
    Miami, FL
    Miami, FL
    06/30/2020
    06/30/2020
    $36,000
    $36,000
    06/30/2020
    Entrepreneurship Role
    Entrepreneurship Role
    Philadelphia, PA
    Philadelphia, PA
    03/10/2020
    03/10/2020
    $36,000
    $36,000
    03/10/2020