Male Parts Countermans number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $13.10 per hour in the United States. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $12K, total cash payment to Parts Countermans can bottom out at $21K or peak near $50K. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and tenure are driving factors as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one in three lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and just over two-fifths have dental, too. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$19,609 - $55,377
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$20K
$34K
$55K
MEDIAN: $33,895
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$9.67 - $18.68
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$19,609 - $55,377  
   
Bonus
$101.58 - $11,769  
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $11,335  
Commission
$0.00 - $27,059  
Total Pay (?
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$21,142 - $50,236  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 357
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.67 - $18.68  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$14.52 - $27.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$101.58 - $11,769  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $27,059  
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $11,335  
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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$21,142 - $50,236  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 811

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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

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

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 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


Napa Auto Parts Company, Toyota Dealership, AutoZone, Inc., Honda Dealership, and Carquest Auto Parts are top-notch employers for Parts Countermans in this area. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Penske Automotive Group, Inc. offers the most; Parts Countermans earn $48K on average there. Parts Countermans can also look forward to large paychecks at Honda Dealership ($35K), Toyota Dealership ($33K), and Genuine Parts Company ($25K).

With a median salary of $20K, AutoZone, Inc. provides Parts Countermans with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $26K, limiting employee salary growth. Advance Auto Parts, Inc., Carquest Auto Parts, and Napa Auto Parts Company also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $21K, $23K, and $24K-paychecks on average.

Popular Skills for Parts Counterman


Parts Countermans report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Order Inventory, Customer Service, Inventory Management, and Sales are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with 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.


Parts Countermans with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $29K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $33K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $36K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $38K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,878

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Houston is home to an above-average pay rate for Parts Countermans, 81 percent higher than the national average. Parts Countermans can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Cleveland (+25 percent), Dallas (+14 percent), Denver (+11 percent), and St. Louis (+11 percent). Trailing the national average by 14 percent, Pittsburgh is the market with the smallest paychecks. Below-median salaries also turn up in San Diego and Chicago (13 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Parts Counterman Salaries




National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Parts Counterman Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 188 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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