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Counter Manager Salary

Median pay for Counter Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $14.47 per hour. The company and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Counter Managers (90 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Counter Managers. Although close to one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and just over a half get dental coverage, too. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$27,284 - $59,392
(Median)
$27K
$36K
$59K
MEDIAN: $35,553
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90%

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$10.69 - $19.75
(Median)
$11
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$27,284 - $59,392  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,817  
Commission
$2.66 - $8,940  
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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$24,086 - $46,523  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.69 - $19.75  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.34 - $11.59  
Overtime
$13.77 - $30.21  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,817  
   
Commission
$2.66 - $8,940  
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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$24,086 - $46,523  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 193

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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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Popular Employer Salaries for Counter Manager


Employees at Nordstrom, Inc. enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $37K is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, with lower figures hovering around $33K and higher ones not far away at only $47K.

Salaries are easily beat at The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., where median pay comes to just $27K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $19K and ending at $31K, range in salary is rather small.


Counter Managers who responded to the survey report just a handful 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 23 percent, 16 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service. Competency in Customer Service frequently indicates knowledge of Sales Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Counter Manager

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


Counter Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $31K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $33K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Counter Managers make a median salary of $35K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $36K.

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Experience Affects Counter Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Counter Manager Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 23%

People Management
up arrow 16%

Sales
up arrow 9%

Sales Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$32,000

Customer Service
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 26%
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