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 most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the particular firm, followed by the particular city and experience level. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the greater part and dental insurance is reported by more than half. Most Counter Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,404 - $60,133
(Median)
$27K
$36K
$60K
MEDIAN: $35,982
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$10.77 - $20.18
(Median)
$11
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$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,404 - $60,133  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,872  
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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$24,286 - $47,123  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.77 - $20.18  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.39 - $9.41  
Overtime
$14.46 - $30.37  
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 - $5,872  
   
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).
)
$24,286 - $47,123  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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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Popular Employer Salaries for Counter Manager


Pay for Counter Managers is best at Nordstrom, Inc., which offers a median salary of $37K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $31K to $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 9 percent, respectively. 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. 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. Counter Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $35K. 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 11%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

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 9%

Sales Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$33,000

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

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
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 26%
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