Sales Manager (Automotive) Salary

The average pay for a Sales Manager (Automotive) is $74,392 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Negotiation, Training, and Inventory Management.

$35,884 - $143,953
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$74K
$140K
MEDIAN: $74,392
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$9.96 - $22.30
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MEDIAN: $12.72
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$35,884 - $143,953  
   
Bonus
$300.00 - $50,012  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $23,984  
Commission
$5,117 - $92,183  
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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$39,122 - $152,899  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 339
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$9.96 - $22.30  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.36  
Overtime
$10.07 - $30.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$300.00 - $50,012  
   
Commission
$5,117 - $92,183  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $23,984  
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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$39,122 - $152,899  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Sales Manager (Automotive)

Pay by Experience for a Sales Manager (Automotive) has a positive trend. An entry-level Sales Manager (Automotive) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 108 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sales Manager (Automotive) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 133 salaries. An experienced Sales Manager (Automotive) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 154 salaries. A Sales Manager (Automotive) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 85 salaries.

Sales Manager (Automotive) Reviews

Q: 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.

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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Key Stats for Sales Manager (Automotive)

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
23%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Sales Manager (Automotive) Salaries

Late-Career
▲17%

Experienced
▲14%

National Average
$87,000

Mid-Career
▼9%

Entry-Level
▼14%

Skills That Affect Sales Manager (Automotive) Salaries

Negotiation
▲32%

Training
▲26%

Inventory Management
▲24%


National Average
$87,000

People Management
▼3%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼17%

Sales
▼31%

Customer Service
▼55%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 28%
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