Parts Counterman Salary

Men account for the majority of Parts Countermans in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $12.53 per hour. Overall incomes of Parts Countermans — including $8K bonuses, $10K profit sharing proceeds, and $21K commissions on the more lucrative end — generally ranges between $21K and $48K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but the company and tenure are influential factors as well. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. More than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and more than two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$21,057 - $51,076
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$21K
$34K
$51K
MEDIAN: $33,702
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$9.14 - $18.13
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$13
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$21,057 - $51,076  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,344  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $9,787  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,646  
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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$20,761 - $47,782  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 359
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.14 - $18.13  
   
Overtime
$13.47 - $26.30  
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 - $8,344  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,646  
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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$20,761 - $47,782  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 790
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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. It is not unusual for a Parts Counterman 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, Carquest Auto Parts, Toyota Dealership, Honda Dealership, and Advance Auto Parts, Inc. are top-notch employers for Parts Countermans in this area. Parts Countermans seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Honda Dealership, where the average salary comes to $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. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent in 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. Parts Countermans who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $35K. 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 197 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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