Automotive Retail Salesperson Salary

The average salary for an Automotive Retail Salesperson is $39,185 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Negotiation and Oral / Verbal Communication. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$18,443 - $76,567
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$39K
$77K
MEDIAN: $39,185
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$7.81 - $15.96
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$18,443 - $76,567  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,773  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $20,859  
Commission
$970 - $69,146  
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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$20,418 - $88,168  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 608
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$7.81 - $15.96  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $22.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,773  
   
Commission
$970 - $69,146  
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).
)
$20,418 - $88,168  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104
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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 28%

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Automotive Retail Salesperson Salaries

Negotiation
up arrow 90%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 31%

up arrow 8%

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
48%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 35%
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