The average pay for a Sales Manager (Automotive) is $73,267 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Negotiation, Training, and Inventory Management.

$35,861 - $132,667
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$130K
MEDIAN: $73,266
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$9.14 - $21.70
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,861 - $132,667  
   
Bonus
$3.24 - $50,296  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $23,000  
Commission
$5,068 - $91,550  
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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$38,485 - $143,877  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 379
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.14 - $21.70  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.37  
Overtime
$17.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$3.24 - $50,296  
   
Commission
$5,068 - $91,550  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $23,000  
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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$38,485 - $143,877  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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Job Description for Sales Manager (Automotive)

The person who helps ensure their organization's automotive sales force operates at peak efficiency is the automotive sales manager. The supervisor helps set the tone for the salespersons working the showroom and lot, and they may be called in to try to resolve disputes and negotiate deals to ensure customers have a high-quality sales experience. Working under the dealership's general manager, the sales manager typically is involved in controlling car inventory; this includes knowing current inventory, being aware of new product in the pipeline, and accurately forecasting demand and trends to properly gauge the supply and types of vehicles to be sold. Additionally, the sales manager often has final say in placement and display of vehicles and sales materials.

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Sales Manager (Automotive) Tasks

  • Assist with customer financing, verify credit information.
  • Coordinate, manage, and work with sales team.
  • Manage inventory.
  • Maintain and establish relationships with customers and vendors.

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Pay by Experience Level for Sales Manager (Automotive)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Sales Manager (Automotive) Reviews

What is it like working as a Sales Manager (Automotive)?

Sales Manager (Automotive) in Killeen:
"Long hours."
Pros: I enjoy the large organization and the ownership that place high standards in place to push employees. .
Cons: Long hours. Poor management of processes to ensure customer satisfaction. Delegation of authority is absent from ownership which results in severe micro management of personnel. Overall low morale and lack of talent due to poor reputation.

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Sales Manager (Automotive) in Drexel Hill:
"Stay Positive And You Will Close Your Deals."
Set your rules as soon as you start and don't sway from them.

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Experience Affects Sales Manager (Automotive) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$84,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Sales Manager (Automotive) Salaries

Negotiation
up arrow 38%

Training
up arrow 32%

Inventory Management
up arrow 29%


People Management
0%

National Average
$84,000

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 14%

Sales
up arrow 28%

Customer Service
up arrow 72%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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