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Automotive Retail Salesperson Salary

An Automotive Retail Salesperson earns an average salary of $39,171 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Negotiation and Oral / Verbal Communication. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.
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$18,265 - $76,584
(Median)
$18K
$39K
$77K
MEDIAN: $39,171
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$7.80 - $15.24
(Median)
$7
$10
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$18,265 - $76,584  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,450  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $20,859  
Commission
$986 - $69,450  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,373 - $87,772  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 615
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$7.80 - $15.24  
   
Overtime
$8.20 - $22.02  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,450  
   
Commission
$986 - $69,450  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $20,859  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$20,373 - $87,772  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 112
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Job Description for Automotive Retail Salesperson

The individual who assists potential customers at a car dealership (or other car seller) is an automotive retail salesperson. The salesperson helps sell vehicles by providing customer assistance, answering questions, and facilitating test drives. They also typically serve as the point person for the necessary paperwork for purchases, including arranging financing terms for customers and presenting them with available loan options.

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Automotive Retail Salesperson Tasks

  • Attend special training of products/services to understand the product features, trends or styles of the products/services.
  • Sell the organization's products/services to new or established customers typically via walk-in business.
  • Process payment for products or service, may maintain customer preference records.
  • Assist the customer in selecting products/services, answer questions and check for stock and availability.

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Pay by Experience Level for Automotive Retail Salesperson

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What is it like working as an Automotive Retail Salesperson?

Automotive Retail Salesperson in Belton:
"Very exhausting but worth it!"
Pros: The ability yo provide quality service to my customers and make good recommendations.
Cons: Getting yelled at for little things :/

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Experience Affects Automotive Retail Salesperson Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Automotive Retail Salesperson Salaries

Negotiation
up arrow 90%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 46%

up arrow 9%

National Average
$41,000

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 36%
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