Parts Counterman Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Parts Countermans earn an average of $12.67 per hour. In the world of Parts Countermans, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $7K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $9K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $21K and $49K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but the specific employer and experience level are influential factors as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Although roughly one in three lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and just over two-fifths get dental coverage, too. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$20,965 - $51,719
(Median)
$21K
$34K
$52K
MEDIAN: $33,747
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$9.24 - $18.42
(Median)
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary 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$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$20,965 - $51,719  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,236  
Profit Sharing
$776 - $9,274  
Commission
$0.00 - $19,374  
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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$20,816 - $48,822  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 397
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.24 - $18.42  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.00  
Overtime
$13.73 - $26.81  
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$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,236  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,374  
Profit Sharing
$776 - $9,274  
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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$20,816 - $48,822  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 908
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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 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, Carquest Auto Parts, Toyota Dealership, Honda Dealership, and Advance Auto Parts, Inc. are all popular places to work. Honda Dealership leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $35K.

Popular Skills for Parts Counterman


Parts Countermans who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $28K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $32K. Parts Countermans see a median salary of $35K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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

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National Average
$31,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 217 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
medical benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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