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Parts Counterman Salary

A sizeable majority of Parts Countermans in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $12.35 per hour. Cash earnings for Parts Countermans — which occasionally include more than $8K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing — stretch from around $20K to approximately $47K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, over a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the greater part and dental insurance is reported by just over two-fifths. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$20,832 - $50,820
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MEDIAN: $33,364
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$9.03 - $17.83
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,832 - $50,820  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,456  
Profit Sharing
$1.07 - $9,933  
Commission
$0.31 - $16,816  
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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$20,445 - $47,075  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 338
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.03 - $17.83  
   
Overtime
$13.29 - $26.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,456  
   
Commission
$0.31 - $16,816  
Profit Sharing
$1.07 - $9,933  
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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$20,445 - $47,075  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 676
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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' salaries can rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Parts Manager. Parts Managers get paid an average $41K per year. A Parts Counterman often moves on to become 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, Carquest Auto Parts, Honda Dealership, and Advance Auto Parts, Inc. are top-notch employers for Parts Countermans in this area. 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 Inventory Management, Order Inventory, Sales, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 5 percent, 4 percent, 3 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. 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 beginner in this position makes around $27K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $32K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $35K in this role. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $36K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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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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National Average
$31,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 174 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 36%