Beauty Counter Manager Salary
Women account for the majority of Beauty Counter Managers in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $15.04 per hour. The company and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although a majority have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, just under a third claim no health benefits at all. Most Beauty Counter Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Job Description for Beauty Counter Manager
Beauty counter managers are typically employed by department stores and cosmetic/make-up stores, but are also hired directly by cosmetics/make-up manufacturers. Some employers may not have specific education requirements, while others prefer applicants with at least a high school diploma. In addition, some companies do not require applicants to have prior experience, while others may prefer those with two or more years of retail experience.Read More...
The work of a beauty counter manager is almost exclusively indoors, usually in a retail environment. There may be occasional lifting, but none of the objects should be excessively heavy. It is important for those in this position to have excellent communication skills, as they will be interacting with customers frequently to sell cosmetic or make-up products. Generally, the beauty counter manager will be assigned a particular brand and serve as an ambassador to the customer. They may direct customers to samples and make suggestions and recommendations, and will need to enjoy helping customers find suitable products. The brand may occasionally host an event, in which case the beauty counter manager will have to ensure that all operations run smoothly and any customer inquires are addressed.
They are also in charge of the appearance of their counter, which includes making sure the displays are presentable, checking stock, and re-merchandising as needed. The counter manager may be required to contact customers after sales for follow-ups and to encourage customer loyalty, as well as present invitations to events or inform them of new stock/products.
Beauty Counter Manager Tasks
- Maintain and adjust merchandise display to match industry and departmental standards.
- Promote a culture of excellent customer service and positive vendor relationships.
- Maintain store health and safety regulations.
- Communicate best sellers and any inventory issues to the general manager.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Beauty Counter Manager
Nordstrom, Inc. offers the best pay with a median salary of $42K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $33K and maxing out at just $51K.
Pay by Experience Level for Beauty Counter Manager
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $31K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $34K. Beauty Counter Managers bring in $36K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $40K.