Parts Counterman Salary

Parts Countermans in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $12.67 per hour. The range in cash compensation to Parts Countermans (largely between $21K and $49K) includes potential earnings of $7K from bonuses, $9K from profit sharing, and commissions of $19K in exceptional cases. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though the company and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — one-third lack coverage. On the flip side, the greater part have medical insurance and more than two-fifths receive dental plans. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$20,965 - $51,719
(Median)
$21K
$34K
$52K
MEDIAN: $33,747
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$9.24 - $18.42
(Median)
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$20,965 - $51,719  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,236  
Profit Sharing
$776 - $9,274  
Commission
$0.00 - $19,374  
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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$20,816 - $48,822  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 397
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.24 - $18.42  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.00  
Overtime
$13.73 - $26.81  
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$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,236  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,374  
Profit Sharing
$776 - $9,274  
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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$20,816 - $48,822  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 908
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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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Parts Countermans often transition into Parts Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Parts Managers earn $41K per year. A Parts Specialist or an Automotive Customer Service Consultant & Parts Technician is a typical transition from a Parts Counterman role.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Parts Counterman


Parts Countermans fill the offices of leading firms Napa Auto Parts Company, Carquest Auto Parts, Toyota Dealership, Honda Dealership, and Advance Auto Parts, Inc. The biggest paychecks can be found at Honda Dealership — the median salary there is $35K.

Popular Skills for Parts Counterman


Parts Countermans note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Order Inventory, Inventory Management, Sales, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. It is often found that people who know Customer Service are 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.


For Parts Countermans, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $28K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $32K. On average, Parts Countermans make $35K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $36K.

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Experience Affects Parts Counterman Salaries




National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Parts Counterman Salaries

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National Average
$31,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 217 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
medical benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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