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How Much Does a General Manager Earn In The United States?

General Manager Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$82,000
$53,000
$82,000
$128,000
General managers in the United States make an average salary of $82,775 per year or $39.8 per hour. In terms of salary range, an entry level general manager salary is roughly $53,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $128,000. If you like following the crowd, hospitality and retail companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out manufacturing, retail, and hospitality companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Washington, California, Nevada, New Jersey, and New York provide the highest general manager salaries.
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Where General Managers Earn The Most

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

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How Much Do General Managers Earn In Different Cities?

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a general manager is roughly $82,775 per year, which boils down to $39.8 per hour. Interestingly enough, general managers have the highest salaries in San Francisco, CA at about $114,518 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in San Francisco, CA is $54,000. Additionally, general managers make more than the average salary in Seattle, WA, Las Vegas, NV, Hoboken, NJ, New York, NY, and Stamford, CT. On a more broad level, general manager salaries are highest in Washington, California, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. On the contrary, Indiana, Nebraska, and Vermont offer the lowest general manager salaries.
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$114,518
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$41k
$169k
$109,786
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$41k
$169k
$107,378
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$41k
$169k
4. Hoboken, NJ
$100,213
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$41k
$169k
$95,237
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$41k
$169k
6. Stamford, CT
$94,100
Avg. Salary
$41k
$169k

High Paying General Manager Jobs

Which Companies Pay General Managers The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like JET I LEASING and Microsoft as they offer the highest salaries for general managers.
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Avg. Salary
$107k
$224k
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$107k
$224k
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$107k
$224k
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$107k
$224k
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$107k
$224k
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$107k
$224k

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General Manager Salary History

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    Recently Added General Manager Salaries

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    Dunkin
    Dunkin
    General Manager (Afternoon Shift)
    General Manager (Afternoon Shift)
    General Manager (Afternoon Shift)
    Schaumburg, IL
    Schaumburg, IL
    03/31/2021
    03/31/2021
    $42,000
    $42,000
    03/31/2021
    Quorum Int
    Quorum Int
    Demand Generation Manager
    Demand Generation Manager
    Demand Generation Manager
    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    03/31/2021
    03/31/2021
    $64,000
    $64,000
    03/31/2021
    Westdale Mall General Manager
    Westdale Mall General Manager
    Bode, IA
    Bode, IA
    03/30/2021
    03/30/2021
    $35,000
    $35,000
    03/30/2021
    Team Honey Badger Dba Domino's Pizza
    Team Honey Badger Dba Domino's Pizza
    Domino's Pizza-GM Trainee-Earn Up To (Wage-Bonus & Incentives) (1944)
    Domino's Pizza-GM Trainee-Earn Up To (Wage-Bonus & Incentives) (1944)
    Domino's Pizza-GM Trainee-Earn Up To (Wage-Bonus & Incentives) (1944)
    Saint Paul, MN
    Saint Paul, MN
    03/30/2021
    03/30/2021
    $50,000
    $50,000
    03/30/2021
    Domino's Pizza-GM Trainee-
    Domino's Pizza-GM Trainee-
    Harrodsburg, KY
    Harrodsburg, KY
    03/30/2021
    03/30/2021
    $25,044
    $25,044
    03/30/2021
    General Manager
    General Manager
    Kansas City, MO
    Kansas City, MO
    03/30/2021
    03/30/2021
    $35,000
    $35,000
    03/30/2021
    General Manager
    General Manager
    Olathe, KS
    Olathe, KS
    03/30/2021
    03/30/2021
    $35,000
    $35,000
    03/30/2021
    General Manager
    General Manager
    Kissimmee, FL
    Kissimmee, FL
    03/30/2021
    03/30/2021
    $31,000
    $31,000
    03/30/2021
    Domino's Pizza-GM Trainee-
    Domino's Pizza-GM Trainee-
    Jeffersonville, IN
    Jeffersonville, IN
    03/30/2021
    03/30/2021
    $25,044
    $25,044
    03/30/2021
    Goodwin Recruiting
    Goodwin Recruiting
    Lodging General Manager-Open To Eastern Relocation Candidates
    Lodging General Manager-Open To Eastern Relocation Candidates
    Lodging General Manager-Open To Eastern Relocation Candidates
    Harrisonburg, VA
    Harrisonburg, VA
    03/30/2021
    03/30/2021
    $60,000
    $60,000
    03/30/2021