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.

$20,875 - $49,372
(Median)
$21K
$37K
$49K
MEDIAN: $36,681
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50%
90%

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$10.16 - $19.99
(Median)
$10
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,875 - $49,372  
   
Bonus
$1,200  
Commission
$3.04 - $14,544  
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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$21,492 - $47,417  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.16 - $19.99  
   
Hourly Tips
$13.79  
Overtime
$9.11 - $29.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$1,200  
   
Commission
$3.04 - $14,544  
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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$21,492 - $47,417  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 130
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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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Beauty Counter Managers who go on to become Account Coordinators may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, an Account Coordinator, an upper-level role, pays $35K.

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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.

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Experience Affects Beauty Counter Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Beauty Counter Manager Salaries

Sales Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$33,000

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Sales
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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