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Snapshot of Pay & Compensation in U.S. Equipment Dealerships

EDA’s latest report — conducted every 2 years — provides a benchmark-type view into dealership compensation, commissions and benefits. This article highlights a sampling of the positions of interest to dealership managers.
The Equipment Dealers Assn.’s (EDA) Compensation & Benefits Survey questionnaire was revised in 2016 to include wage data relative to office/personnel staff, sales, parts and service departments. In total, more than 30 different job descriptions were analyzed in the survey report.
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Dealership Minds: Facing Parts Challenges Head On

Richard Knott is a parts department lifer. The parts manager started his career off working for another John Deere dealership north of Kern Machinery’s stores. After a 3.5-year stint in the parts department at that dealership, Knott came to Kern Machinery and 31 years later is still keeping the parts department on goal at the Buttonwillow location.
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Dealership Minds: Helping ‘Frontline’ Employees Keep Customers Satisfied

Joe Alvarado leads by example and doesn’t take any of the opportunities he’s been afforded for granted, something he attributes to his time in the Marine Corps. When Alvarado returned to civilian life, he started working for a farm equipment and auto parts company in Tipton, Calif. It was a small, family-owned operation, but it was there that he fell in love with agriculture — more specifically the people of agriculture.
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Dealership Minds: Building a Customer-Focused Team

Santiago Alcantar wasn’t an expert on agriculture equipment when he joined Kern Machinery in 2013, but he was an expert when it came to customer service and retailing. Before joining the dealership as the parts manager for the Bakersfield and Lancaster stores, Alcantar worked as a manager for AT&T and Sears.
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