Counter Manager Salary

Most Counter Managers in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $14.86 per hour. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the specific employer, but tenure and geographic location are influential factors as well. Job satisfaction for Counter Managers is high. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one in four lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$26,500 - $60,678
(Median)
$26K
$37K
$61K
MEDIAN: $36,545
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$10.90 - $20.17
(Median)
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$26,500 - $60,678  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,368  
Profit Sharing
$5,580  
Commission
$2.68 - $9,230  
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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$24,274 - $48,191  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.90 - $20.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.11 - $11.51  
Overtime
$14.19 - $31.25  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,368  
   
Commission
$2.68 - $9,230  
Profit Sharing
$5,580  
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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$24,274 - $48,191  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 262
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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


Dominating the field, Macy's, Inc., Nordstrom, Inc., Estee Lauder Companies Inc, The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., and Dillard's, Inc. are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Counter Managers. Although Nordstrom, Inc. offers the highest salaries (median pay is $37K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $31K to $52K.

Popular Skills for Counter Manager


Survey results suggest that Counter Managers use a fairly large toolkit 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 20 percent, 14 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Those with knowledge of Customer Service tend to be skilled in Sales Management as well.

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. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $31K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $33K. For Counter Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $35K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $36K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Counter Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Counter Manager Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 20%

People Management
up arrow 14%

Sales
up arrow 9%


Sales Management
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National Average
$33,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 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
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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