Beauty Counter Manager Salary

The larger portion of Beauty Counter Managers in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $14.54 per hour. The company and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Beauty Counter Managers is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by a majority. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$23,388 - $48,159
(Median)
$23K
$35K
$48K
MEDIAN: $35,294
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$9.97 - $20.02
(Median)
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$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,388 - $48,159  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,200  
Profit Sharing
$101.74  
Commission
$19.73 - $9,950  
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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$21,080 - $46,322  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.97 - $20.02  
   
Hourly Tips
$11.18  
Overtime
$14.33 - $30.91  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,200  
   
Commission
$19.73 - $9,950  
Profit Sharing
$101.74  
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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$21,080 - $46,322  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 185
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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.

Common Career Paths for Beauty Counter Manager


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Many Beauty Counter Managers move into an Account Coordinator role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Account Coordinators on average bring in a similar salary to Beauty Counter Managers.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Beauty Counter Manager


With a median salary of $40K, Nordstrom, Inc. offers Beauty Counter Managers the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $32K and are capped at $51K.


Beauty Counter Managers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Those who have experience with Sales Management, Sales, and Customer Service can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service and Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Beauty Counter Manager

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $31K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $34K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $34K in this role. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $36K.

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Experience Affects Beauty Counter Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Beauty Counter Manager Salaries

Sales Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$32,000

Sales
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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