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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 $13.80 per hour. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Beauty Counter Managers. While some workers in this profession — just under one in four — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$21,856 - $45,495
(Median)
$22K
$35K
$45K
MEDIAN: $34,720
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$9.65 - $19.74
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$21,856 - $45,495  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,328  
Commission
$817 - $9,933  
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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$20,572 - $44,617  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.65 - $19.74  
   
Overtime
$11.09 - $33.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,328  
   
Commission
$817 - $9,933  
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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$20,572 - $44,617  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 200
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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.

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Beauty Counter Manager Tasks

  • Maintain store health and safety regulations.
  • Communicate best sellers and any inventory issues to the general manager.
  • Maintain and adjust merchandise display to match industry and departmental standards.
  • Promote a culture of excellent customer service and positive vendor relationships.

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The biggest paychecks can be found at Nordstrom, Inc. — the median salary there is $36K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $28K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $53K.


Survey takers who work as Beauty Counter Managers report a focused set of job skills. Customer Service and Sales Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 10 percent and 7 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Beauty Counter Manager

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $30K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $34K. Beauty Counter Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $33K. Beauty Counter Managers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $34K.

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Experience Affects Beauty Counter Manager Salaries

Mid-Career
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Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$31,000

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Skills That Affect Beauty Counter Manager Salaries

Customer Service
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National Average
$31,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 23%