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Counter Manager Salary

An average Counter Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $14.23 per hour. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Although the greater part have medical coverage and over one-half have dental coverage, nearly one in four claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction for Counter Managers is high. Women make up the vast majority of Counter Managers (88 percent) who answered the questionnaire. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$27,284 - $47,643
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MEDIAN: $33,957
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$10.58 - $19.71
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$27,284 - $47,643  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,152  
Commission
$2.16 - $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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$23,768 - $45,802  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.58 - $19.71  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.34 - $11.59  
Overtime
$13.47 - $30.29  
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 - $5,152  
   
Commission
$2.16 - $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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$23,768 - $45,802  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 157
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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


Although the highest salaries can be found at Nordstrom, Inc. where median pay is $38K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $33K and $47K.

The lowest salaries can be found at The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. — median pay is $27K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $19K and only reaching $30K.


Survey takers who work as Counter Managers usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Sales, Sales Management, and Customer Service can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Counter Manager

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


For Counter Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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 $33K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Counter Managers make a median salary of $34K. Counter Managers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $36K.

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Experience Affects Counter Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Counter Manager Salaries

Sales
up arrow 9%

Sales Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$32,000

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 27%