$40,618
Avg. Salary
$15.78
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,985

Bonus

$14,800

Profit Sharing

$3,533

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Counter Manager is $15.78 per hour.

The average pay for a Counter Manager is $40,618 per year.

10%
$11.26
10%
$15.78
50%
$21.30
90%
90%
MEDIAN $15.78
10%
$23k
10%
$41k
50%
$64k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $40,618
$23,300 - $64,060
$23K
$41K
$64K
MEDIAN: $40,618
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90%

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$11.26 - $21.30
$11
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MEDIAN: $15.78
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$0$64K
Salary $23,300 - $64,060
Bonus $205 - $6,128
Profit Sharing $14,800
Commission $194 - $10,249
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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$24,750 - $51,373
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 44
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $11.26 - $21.30
Hourly Tips $3.33
Overtime $15.78 - $32.13
Annual Data $0$51K
Bonus $205 - $6,128
Commission $194 - $10,249
Profit Sharing $14,800
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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$24,750 - $51,373
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 366

Job Description

Counter managers are responsible for achieving daily sales goals set by their organization. They present and sell products in a professional manner using demonstrations, presenting products to customers, and responding to customer questions. They are also responsible for training, coaching, and developing counter staff to achieve the required productivity goals. Additionally, counter managers must ensure that their counter's stock is replenished as needed and that the sales area is clean and effectively presents product to potential customers. They are also responsible for reporting sales data, issues, and other information to the management within their store and/or company.

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Counter Manager Tasks
  • Maintain and adjust merchandise display to match industry and departmental standards.
  • Promote a culture of excellent customer service and positive vendor relationships.
  • Maintain store health and safety regulations.
  • Communicate best sellers and any inventory issues to the general manager.


Many Counter Managers can be found at Macy's, Inc., Nordstrom, Inc., The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., Estee Lauder Companies Inc, and Dillard's, Inc., firms that are at the top of the field. Salary cannot be beat at Nordstrom, Inc., where median pay comes to $41K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $31K, and the higher end is not far away at $52K.

Common Career Paths


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Popular Skills


Survey takers who work as Counter Managers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Sales, Customer Relationship Management, People Management, and Sales Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 17 percent. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well versed in Sales.

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Counter Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Counter Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 127 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Counter Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 85 salaries. An experienced Counter Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 66 salaries. A Counter Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 20 salaries.

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Counter Manager?

Counter Manager in Omaha:
"Cool company with nice perks but no access to anything you need to do in the workplace."
Pros: The makeup aspect
Cons: Management

Counter Manager:
Employee discounts are generous, but the schedule at the holidays is brutal and hours are cut drastically after Christmas. The compensation was fair at first but cut drastically without warning after new owners took over.

Counter Manager in Moline:
"Fulfilling but difficult."
Pros: I like helping people, I always enjoyed my clients and the services I provide.
Cons: You do not get to manage correctly. Everything you do is never good enough and management does not understand how a cosmetic counter works.

Counter Manager in Houston:
"Cosmetics conundrum."
Pros: I love that I am paid to do what I love.
Cons: The blatant disrespect from store managers and customers. The unhealthy hours and ridiculous goals. They don't care if you're not fully staffed, they just want you to produce, with no additional developmental assistance.

Counter Manager in San Francisco:
"Hard work without recognition and no pay increase."
Pros: Most of my coworkers.
Cons: No recognition for those who work hard and deserve it.

Counter Manager in Houston:
Pros: The freedom to be yourself.
Cons: The lack of accountability amongst executives.

Related Job Salaries

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 68 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲5%

▲2%

▼0%

National Average
$35,000

▼11%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Sales
▲14%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▲12%

People Management
▲6%


National Average
$35,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 30%