Women make up the vast majority of Counter Managers in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $15.30 per hour. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by the specific employer and experience level. While slightly less than a third report receiving no health benefits, the greater part do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. For the most part, Counter Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$23,300 - $63,465
$23K
$41K
$63K
MEDIAN: $41,016
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90%

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$11.01 - $20.29
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MEDIAN: $15.30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$23,300 - $63,465  
   
Bonus
$205.11 - $6,112  
Commission
$96.96 - $9,863  
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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$23,872 - $47,513  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.01 - $20.29  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.33  
Overtime
$15.66 - $28.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$205.11 - $6,112  
   
Commission
$96.96 - $9,863  
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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$23,872 - $47,513  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 223

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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 and adjust merchandise display to match industry and departmental standards.
  • Promote a culture of excellent customer service and positive vendor relationships.
  • Maintain store health and safety regulations.
  • Communicate best sellers and any inventory issues to the general manager.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Counter Manager


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Counter Managers include Macy's, Inc., Nordstrom, Inc., The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., Estee Lauder Companies Inc, and Dillard's, Inc. Although salaries only range from $31K to just $52K, Nordstrom, Inc. still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $41K.

Popular Skills for Counter Manager


Counter Managers report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Sales, Customer Relationship Management, People Management, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 19 percent. Most people experienced in Customer Service also know Sales.

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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $31K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $36K. Counter Managers see a median salary of $36K after reaching one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Counter Manager with more than 20 years of experience can earn $38K on average.

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Key Stats for Counter Manager

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
042
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Counter Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$34,000


Skills That Affect Counter Manager Salaries

Sales
up arrow 19%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 16%

People Management
up arrow 10%



National Average
$34,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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