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Parts Counterman Salary

Male Parts Countermans number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $12.51 per hour in the United States. With bonuses occasionally running north of $8K, profit sharing proceeds sometimes surpassing $10K, and a few commissions as high as $20K, total income for Parts Countermans can range between $21K and $47K according to individual performance. The specific employer is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and experience level are driving factors as well. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and over a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by just over two-fifths. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$20,871 - $50,757
(Median)
$21K
$33K
$51K
MEDIAN: $33,024
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$9.12 - $18.25
(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$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,871 - $50,757  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,800  
Profit Sharing
$1.21 - $9,787  
Commission
$0.00 - $19,785  
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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$20,641 - $47,410  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 362
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.12 - $18.25  
   
Overtime
$13.31 - $27.14  
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$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,800  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,785  
Profit Sharing
$1.21 - $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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$20,641 - $47,410  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 745

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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. Becoming a Parts Specialist or an Automotive Customer Service Consultant & Parts Technician is a common transition from a Parts Counterman role.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Parts Counterman


Parts Countermans fill the offices of leading firms Napa Auto Parts Company, Toyota Dealership, Carquest Auto Parts, Honda Dealership, and Advance Auto Parts, Inc. Honda Dealership offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $35K.

Popular Skills for Parts Counterman


Survey takers who work as Parts Countermans typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Order Inventory, Inventory Management, Sales, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Parts Countermans — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $27K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $32K. For Parts Countermans, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $35K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $36K.

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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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Inventory Management
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Sales
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Customer Service
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National Average
$31,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 194 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: 35%