The average Parts Counterman in the United States earns approximately $13.21 per hour. Total cash compensation to Parts Countermans ranges from $21K on the lower end to $51K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $12K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company and tenure. While some workers in this profession — nearly one in three — do not have any health coverage, the larger part do receive medical benefits and just under a half have dental insurance. The majority of Parts Countermans claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Parts Countermans (88 percent) survey respondents are men. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$19,526 - $57,755
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$58K
MEDIAN: $34,599
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$9.69 - $18.71
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$19,526 - $57,755  
   
Bonus
$101.28 - $11,665  
Profit Sharing
$97.87 - $11,234  
Commission
$0.30 - $26,907  
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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$21,243 - $50,819  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 381
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.69 - $18.71  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$14.72 - $27.52  
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$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$101.28 - $11,665  
   
Commission
$0.30 - $26,907  
Profit Sharing
$97.87 - $11,234  
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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$21,243 - $50,819  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 873

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Job Description for Parts Counterman

A parts counterman typically works in an automotive or hardware retail store. They are the "middle man" between the parts technicians and the customers.

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Parts Counterman Tasks

  • Monitor and verify the delivery of parts, and conduct an inspection to ensure quality.
  • Maintain documentation of requisitions and records of inventory.
  • Purchase equipment parts or supplies in order to maintain stock levels.

Common Career Paths for Parts Counterman


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Many Parts Countermans move into a Parts Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $41K per year. A Parts Counterman may also move into a role as a Parts Specialist or an Automotive Customer Service Consultant & Parts Technician.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Parts Counterman


Dominating the field, Napa Auto Parts Company, Toyota Dealership, Genuine Parts Company, Honda Dealership, and AutoZone, Inc. are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Parts Countermans. For Parts Countermans, comfortable salaries can be found at Penske Automotive Group, Inc.; in fact, median earnings sit around $48K, the highest in the area. Other leaders in compensation levels are Honda Dealership at $35K, Toyota Dealership at $33K, and Napa Auto Parts Company, where Parts Countermans annually earn $27K.

Advance Auto Parts, Inc., Carquest Auto Parts and Genuine Parts Company are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $21K, $23K, and $27K.

Popular Skills for Parts Counterman


Professional skills reported by Parts Countermans are few in number. Most notably, skills in Order Inventory, Inventory Management, Customer Service, and Sales are correlated to pay that is above average. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Parts Counterman

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


Parts Countermans with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $29K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $34K. Parts Countermans bring in $37K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $39K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,161

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Parts Countermans will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 58 percent. Parts Countermans will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+20 percent), Salt Lake City (+19 percent), Denver (+10 percent), and Portland (+8 percent). Parts Countermans' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Parts Countermans in Pittsburgh bring in salaries that are 32 percent lower than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in San Diego and Atlanta (14 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Parts Counterman

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 204 votes.
036
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Parts Counterman Salaries




National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Parts Counterman Salaries

Customer Service
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Sales
0%

Inventory Management
0%

Order Inventory
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National Average
$32,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 204 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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