Parts Counterman Salary

Median pay for Parts Countermans in the United States is around $13.70 per hour. The range in cash compensation to Parts Countermans (largely between $21K and $52K) includes potential earnings of $10K from bonuses, $11K from profit sharing, and commissions of $28K in exceptional cases. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and experience level are driving factors as well. Most Parts Countermans like their work and job satisfaction is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, more than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the larger part and dental insurance is reported by just under a half. Men account for the majority of Parts Countermans who responded to the questionnaire — 87 percent to be exact. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$20,258 - $58,836
$20K
$34K
$59K
MEDIAN: $34,367
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$9.85 - $19.48
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$14
$19
MEDIAN: $13.87
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$0$58K
Salary $20,258 - $58,836
Bonus $128.80 - $10,137
Profit Sharing $0.10 - $11,150
Commission $0.00 - $28,100
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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$21,587 - $52,047
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 432
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $9.85 - $19.48
Hourly Tips $1.00
Overtime $14.85 - $29.36
Annual Data $0$52K
Bonus $128.80 - $10,137
Commission $0.00 - $28,100
Profit Sharing $0.10 - $11,150
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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$21,587 - $52,047
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,010

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

  • Purchase equipment parts or supplies in order to maintain stock levels.
  • Maintain documentation of requisitions and records of inventory.
  • Monitor and verify the delivery of parts, and conduct an inspection to ensure quality.

Common Career Paths for Parts Counterman


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Parts Countermans might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Parts Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $41K per year. Many Parts Countermans go on to become Parts Specialists or Automotive Customer Service Consultant & Parts Technicians despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $1K lower and $1K lower, respectively.

Parts Counterman Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Parts Counterman


Many Parts Countermans can be found at Napa Auto Parts Company, Toyota Dealership, Genuine Parts Company, Honda Dealership, and AutoZone, Inc., firms that are at the top of the field. Penske Automotive Group, Inc. offers the largest salaries in town — $40K on average. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Honda Dealership, Toyota Dealership, and Napa Auto Parts Company, where Parts Countermans typically earn around $35K, $33K, or $28K, respectively.

Advance Auto Parts, Inc., Carquest Auto Parts, and Genuine Parts Company also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $22K, $23K, and $27K.

Popular Skills for Parts Counterman


Parts Countermans who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Inventory Management, Customer Service, Order Inventory, and Sales are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those who know Customer Service also know Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Parts Counterman

Pay by Experience for a Parts Counterman has a positive trend. An entry-level Parts Counterman with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 562 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Parts Counterman with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 341 salaries. An experienced Parts Counterman which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 310 salaries. A Parts Counterman with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 252 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,240

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 54 percent, Parts Countermans in Houston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Parts Countermans will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+17 percent), Salt Lake City (+16 percent), Denver (+8 percent), and St. Louis (+7 percent). With compensation 17 percent below the national average, Atlanta is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in San Diego (16 percent lower) and Phoenix (7 percent lower).

Parts Counterman Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Parts Counterman?

Parts Counterman in Medford:
"Ok."
Pros: The friendly coworkers I work with.
Cons: The pay is below national average.

Parts Counterman in Missoula:
"Demanding, stress and boring."
Pros: Work four days a week with three days off.
Cons: Everything else. I love to fly but have no interest inlearning about aircraft or aviation.

Parts Counterman in Douglas:
"Challenging and fast paced."
Pros: Interaction with people.
Cons: Multitasking when it is the busiest part of the day.

Parts Counterman in Ormond Beach:
"Work flexibilty."
Pros: I'm my own boss.
Cons: I rely on other people doing their jobs properly.

Parts Counterman in Nevada:
"Customer satisfaction."
Pros: Helping people fix a car and getting them out the door with a good deal they appreciate, in the end they are mechanicallt sound and havnt spend too much compared to going to a dealership for auto. Parts.
Cons: Scheduling, pay rate.

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Key Stats for Parts Counterman

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 280 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
20%

Experience Affects Parts Counterman Salaries

▲17%

▲11%

▲1%

National Average
$33,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Parts Counterman Salaries

National Average
$33,000

Customer Service
▼3%

Sales
▼3%

Inventory Management
▼3%

Order Inventory
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 280 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 34%