Counter Manager Salary

Most Counter Managers in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $14.63 per hour. The specific employer is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and tenure are driving factors as well. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly one in four lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. The majority of Counter Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,514 - $60,000
(Median)
$28K
$36K
$60K
MEDIAN: $35,693
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$10.76 - $20.21
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$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$27,514 - $60,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,872  
Commission
$2.20 - $9,081  
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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$24,274 - $47,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.76 - $20.21  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.39 - $9.41  
Overtime
$14.40 - $30.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,872  
   
Commission
$2.20 - $9,081  
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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$24,274 - $47,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 207
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Job Description for Counter Manager

Counter managers are responsible for achieving daily sales goals set by their organization. They present and sell products in a professional manner using demonstrations, presenting products to customers, and responding to customer questions. They are also responsible for training, coaching, and developing counter staff to achieve the required productivity goals. Additionally, counter managers must ensure that their counter's stock is replenished as needed and that the sales area is clean and effectively presents product to potential customers. They are also responsible for reporting sales data, issues, and other information to the management within their store and/or company.

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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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Counter Managers in search of the best pay head to Nordstrom, Inc., where the median salary rolls in at $37K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $46K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $31K.


Survey results suggest that Counter Managers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Customer Relationship Management, People Management, and Sales are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 17 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Employees educated in Customer Service are typically practiced in Sales Management, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Counter Manager

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


Counter Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $31K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $33K. Counter Managers see a median salary of $35K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Counter Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $36K.

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Experience Affects Counter Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Counter Manager Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 21%

People Management
up arrow 17%

Sales
up arrow 10%

Sales Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$33,000

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 26%
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