Counter Manager Salary

Most Counter Managers in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $14.58 per hour. While the particular city and experience level impact pay for this group, the company is the most influential factor. For the most part, Counter Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — close to a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, the greater part have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$27,514 - $60,000

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$10.72 - $20.03

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$27,514 - $60,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,918  
Commission
$2.29 - $9,060  
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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$24,177 - $46,817  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.72 - $20.03  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.39 - $9.41  
Overtime
$14.46 - $30.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,918  
   
Commission
$2.29 - $9,060  
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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$24,177 - $46,817  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 209
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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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With a median salary of $37K, Nordstrom, Inc. offers Counter Managers the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $31K and are capped at $46K.


Counter Managers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. 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. Experience with Customer Service is often linked with 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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $31K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $33K on average. For Counter Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $35K. Counter Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $36K on average.

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Experience Affects Counter Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Counter Manager Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 21%

People Management
up arrow 17%

Sales
up arrow 10%

Sales Management
0%

National Average
$33,000

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 26%
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