Counter Manager Salary

Median pay for Counter Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $15.44 per hour. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and experience level are driving factors as well. Some workers in this field — slightly less than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a majority and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 88 percent of Counter Managers are female. Most Counter Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$20,180 - $63,737
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$40K
$64K
MEDIAN: $40,112
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$11.02 - $21.02
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$0$63K
Salary $20,180 - $63,737
Bonus $300.00 - $12,000
Commission $3.00 - $9,759
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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$23,828 - $48,881
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 23
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $11.02 - $21.02
Hourly Tips $2.07
Overtime $14.90 - $28.36
Annual Data $0$48K
Bonus $300.00 - $12,000
Commission $3.00 - $9,759
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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$23,828 - $48,881
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 202

Job Description for Counter Manager

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.

Counter Manager Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Counter 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.

Popular Skills for Counter Manager


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 for Counter Manager

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.

Counter Manager Reviews

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

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.

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Key Stats for Counter Manager

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Counter Manager Salaries

▲8%

▲5%

▲3%

National Average
$34,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Counter Manager Salaries

Sales
▲17%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▲15%

People Management
▲8%



National Average
$34,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 31%