Automotive Retail Salesperson Salary (United States)

An Automotive Retail Salesperson earns an average salary of $36,408 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Negotiation, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Sales. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Automotive Retail Salesperson Total Pay (?
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$17,901 - $72,979
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MEDIAN: $36,407
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Automotive Retail Salesperson Total Pay (?
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$7.78 - $15.64
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$17,901 - $72,979  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,074  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $54,248  
Commission
$1,644 - $66,758  
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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$19,660 - $83,966  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 760
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$7.78 - $15.64  
   
Overtime
$7.95 - $21.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,074  
   
Commission
$1,644 - $66,758  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $54,248  
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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$19,660 - $83,966  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 760
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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Atlanta
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Phoenix
up arrow 38%
Tampa
up arrow 21%
National Average
$40,000
Cincinnati
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Experience Affects Automotive Retail Salesperson Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 22%
Late-Career
up arrow 20%
Mid-Career
up arrow 19%
National Average
$40,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Automotive Retail Salesperson Salaries

Negotiation
up arrow 109%
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 32%
Sales
up arrow 11%
Customer Service
up arrow 4%
National Average
$40,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 36%
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