$34,505
Avg. Salary
$13.86
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,625

Bonus

$2,966

Profit Sharing

$7,849

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Parts Counterman is $13.86 per hour.

The average pay for a Parts Counterman is $34,505 per year.

10%
$9.83
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$13.86
50%
$19.62
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90%
MEDIAN $13.86
10%
$21k
10%
$35k
50%
$56k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $34,505
$20,665 - $56,480
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MEDIAN: $34,505
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$0$56K
Salary $20,665 - $56,480
Bonus $155 - $11,562
Profit Sharing $97.87 - $10,213
Commission $25.53 - $27,150
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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$21,721 - $51,469
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 721
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $9.83 - $19.62
Hourly Tips $0.56
Overtime $14.89 - $28.80
Annual Data $0$51K
Bonus $155 - $11,562
Commission $25.53 - $27,150
Profit Sharing $97.87 - $10,213
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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$21,721 - $51,469
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,733

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.

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.

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 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: $33,072

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 Advice

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

Parts Counterman in Orlando:
"That the pay would not decrease."
Get in writing that the pay you receive in the beginning is the bottom pay you will receive if there is no room for increase....I went from a bottom yearly pay of 44k with commission from tech hrs and 1.7perc to making 17 dollars an hr with .5 percent on gross sales lost a 1000.00 dollars a month in my pay.......make sure the pay is clear and not foggy....new car dealers will lie to you...and put you in the boat I'm in with lost income..and they do not care....period.....and I'm still there looking to move on to something better...

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 Fountain Valley:
"Limited room for advancement."
Must know how to look up, order, and use the cataloging systems from multiple RV manufacturers. You must be aware of all the policies and procedures of said manufacturers, most importantly warranty policy for each. Mistakes in this area can be extremely costly to a company. As well as knowing manufacturer warranty and policy, you must also know individual appliance and luxury accessory component warranties carried by the great number of individual components. Along with the numerous individual coach builders and their different warranties etc., you must also know the warranties, and performance characteristics of the numerous drive train/chassis builders, (ie Ford, Freightliner, Workhorse etc.) Must know all gas and diesel automotive systems. This Includes drive train, suspension, electrical, fuel systems, on board 12v power generators, etc. Must also know residential constuction processes, 110 volt electrical, septic, plumbing, tile, woodworking, structural, satellite.

Parts Counterman in Howell:
"Market changes."
Prepare for market changes.

Parts Counterman in Powder Springs:
"Great to work for."
Pros: Stress Level, management, quick movement.
Cons: Hours, pay rate, upper management.

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
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 486 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
21%

Experience Affects Parts Counterman Salaries

▲18%

▲12%

▲2%

National Average
$33,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Parts Counterman Salaries

National Average
$33,000

Customer Service
▼2%

Inventory Management
▼2%

Sales
▼3%

Order Inventory
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 486 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 35%