An Automotive Retail Salesperson earns an average salary of $35,922 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Sales Management, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Sales. 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.
Automotive Retail Salesperson Total Pay (?
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$17,439 - $72,643
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MEDIAN: $35,922
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Automotive Retail Salesperson Total Pay (?
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$7.64 - $16.17
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$17,439 - $72,643  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,882  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $21,447  
Commission
$1,017 - $64,873  
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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$18,999 - $87,643  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 842
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$7.64 - $16.17  
   
Overtime
$7.10 - $22.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,882  
   
Commission
$1,017 - $64,873  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $21,447  
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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$18,999 - $87,643  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 842
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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
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San Diego
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New York
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Tampa
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National Average
$39,000
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Orlando
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Dallas
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Experience Affects Automotive Retail Salesperson Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%
Mid-Career
up arrow 23%
Late-Career
up arrow 17%
National Average
$39,000

Skills That Affect Automotive Retail Salesperson Salaries

Sales Management
up arrow 55%
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 30%
up arrow 14%
Customer Service
up arrow 4%
National Average
$39,000
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Gender
Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 36%
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