Beauty Counter Manager Salary
Most Beauty Counter Managers in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $14.92 per hour. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Although just under one in three lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. The majority of Beauty Counter Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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Although salaries only range from $33K to just $51K, Nordstrom, Inc. still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $41K.
Pay by Experience Level for Beauty Counter Manager
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Beauty Counter Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $31K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $34K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $36K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $38K on average.
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