Parts Counterman Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Parts Countermans earn an average of $12.54 per hour. With some bonuses approaching $8K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Parts Countermans spread between $21K and $48K depending on individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though the specific employer and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Although the greater part have medical coverage and just over two-fifths have dental coverage, over a third claim no health benefits at all. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$21,061 - $51,090
(Median)
$21K
$34K
$51K
MEDIAN: $33,637
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$9.14 - $18.21
(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$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$21,061 - $51,090  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,221  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $9,787  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,251  
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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$20,748 - $47,751  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 358
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.14 - $18.21  
   
Overtime
$13.44 - $26.36  
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 - $8,221  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,251  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $9,787  
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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$20,748 - $47,751  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 780
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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 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


Many Parts Countermans can be found at Napa Auto Parts Company, Carquest Auto Parts, Toyota Dealership, Honda Dealership, and Advance Auto Parts, Inc., firms that are at the top of the field. Honda Dealership offers the largest salaries in town — $35K on average.

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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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. For Parts Countermans, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $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

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National Average
$31,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 195 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 35%
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