Average Sales Manager (Automotive) Salary

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The average salary for a Sales Manager (Automotive) is $67,948.
MEDIAN $67,948
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$34k - $125k
$998 - $60k
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$1k - $26k
$6k - $97k
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$44k - $150k

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Job Description for Sales Manager (Automotive)

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.

Job Satisfaction for Sales Manager (Automotive)

3.8 out of 5
Highly Satisfied

Career Paths

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Sales Manager (Automotive)
General Sales Manager
General / Operations Manager
Retail Sales Manager
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Sales Manager (Automotive)

Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Inventory Management, People Management, Negotiation and Sales Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Manager (Automotive)

An entry-level Sales Manager (Automotive) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $60,000 based on 18 salaries. An early career Sales Manager (Automotive) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,335 based on 102 salaries. A mid-career Sales Manager (Automotive) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,871 based on 141 salaries. An experienced Sales Manager (Automotive) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,999 based on 169 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $80,534.
Employees with Sales Manager (Automotive) in their job title in Detroit, Michigan earn an average of 84.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (47.2% more) and New York, New York (45.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Richmond, Virginia (29.3% less), Miami, Florida (11.7% less) and Cincinnati, Ohio (11.7% less).

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