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Parts Counterman Salary

Male Parts Countermans number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $12.59 per hour in the United States. Overall cash earnings of Parts Countermans stretch from $21K to $48K; the final number can encompass up to $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing, with some enjoying commissions of almost $20K. The particular firm is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and tenure are driving factors as well. Over a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and just over two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$20,684 - $50,905
(Median)
$21K
$33K
$51K
MEDIAN: $33,208
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$9.13 - $18.25
(Median)
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary 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$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,684 - $50,905  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,622  
Profit Sharing
$1.30 - $9,696  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,041  
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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$20,701 - $47,655  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 367
National Hourly Rate 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$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.13 - $18.25  
   
Overtime
$13.41 - $26.79  
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$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,622  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,041  
Profit Sharing
$1.30 - $9,696  
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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$20,701 - $47,655  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 765

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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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Advancing into a Parts Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Parts Countermans, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $41K per year. Becoming a Parts Specialist or an Automotive Customer Service Consultant & Parts Technician is a common transition from a Parts Counterman role.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Parts Counterman


Parts Countermans flock to Napa Auto Parts Company, Toyota Dealership, Carquest Auto Parts, Honda Dealership, and Advance Auto Parts, Inc., highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Those at Honda Dealership can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $35K.

Popular Skills for Parts Counterman


Parts Countermans report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Order Inventory, Inventory Management, Sales, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people who know Customer Service also know Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Parts Counterman

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $27K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $32K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $35K. Parts Countermans 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 Parts Counterman Salaries




National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Parts Counterman Salaries

Order Inventory
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Inventory Management
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Sales
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Customer Service
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National Average
$31,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 197 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 36%
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