Parts Counterman Salary

Average Parts Countermans in the United States make around $13.36 per hour. Overall compensation packages to Parts Countermans range from $21K on the low end to $51K on the high end; this includes bonuses that peak near $10K and profit sharing that approaches $11K, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $30K. While the specific employer and experience level impact pay for this group, geography is the most influential factor. There are far more male Parts Countermans survey respondents than women, making up 88 percent. While some workers in this profession — over a third — do not have any health coverage, the larger part do receive medical benefits and a little less than one-half have dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Parts Countermans, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$20,211 - $57,662
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MEDIAN: $34,555
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$9.74 - $19.13
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$20,211 - $57,662  
   
Bonus
$100.25 - $10,045  
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $11,234  
Commission
$0.33 - $29,599  
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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$21,287 - $51,444  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 389
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.74 - $19.13  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$14.86 - $27.84  
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
$100.25 - $10,045  
   
Commission
$0.33 - $29,599  
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $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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$21,287 - $51,444  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 929

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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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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. It is not uncommon for a Parts Counterman to continue on to become a Parts Specialist or an Automotive Customer Service Consultant & Parts Technician.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Parts Counterman


Many Parts Countermans can be found at Napa Auto Parts Company, Toyota Dealership, Genuine Parts Company, Honda Dealership, and AutoZone, Inc., firms that are at the top of the field. Those at Penske Automotive Group, Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $40K. Honda Dealership, Toyota Dealership, and Napa Auto Parts Company also offer top salaries for Parts Countermans. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $35K, $33K, and $28K, respectively.

Employees at Advance Auto Parts, Inc., Carquest Auto Parts, and Genuine Parts Company can also expect below-average earnings of $22K, $23K, and $27K.

Popular Skills for Parts Counterman


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

Pay by Experience Level for Parts Counterman

Pay by Experience for a Parts Counterman has a positive trend. An entry-level Parts Counterman with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 562 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Parts Counterman with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 341 salaries. An experienced Parts Counterman which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 310 salaries. A Parts Counterman with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 252 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,441

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

For those looking to make money, Parts Countermans in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 57 percent above the national average. Parts Countermans can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+18 percent), Salt Lake City (+18 percent), Denver (+10 percent), and St. Louis (+9 percent). Falling short of the national average by 16 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Atlanta. Employers in San Diego and Phoenix also lean toward paying below-median salaries (15 percent lower and 6 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 220 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Parts Counterman Salaries

▲20%

▲14%

▲4%

National Average
$32,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Parts Counterman Salaries

Customer Service
▼0%

Inventory Management
▼0%

National Average
$32,000

Sales
▼1%

Order Inventory
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 220 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 35%
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