Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

41-2022 Parts Salespersons

Sell spare and replacement parts and equipment in repair shop or parts store.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
201,610 1.1 % $15.09 $31,380 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.77 $10.70 $13.88 $18.22 $23.12
Annual Wage (2) $18,250 $22,260 $28,860 $37,890 $48,080


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 69,890 14.35 $12.61 $26,220
Automobile Dealers 49,070 4.88 $17.55 $36,500
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 19,740 3.26 $16.67 $34,680
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 19,060 6.16 $15.57 $32,390
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 10,720 8.18 $14.12 $29,370

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 69,890 14.35 $12.61 $26,220
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 10,720 8.18 $14.12 $29,370
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 19,060 6.16 $15.57 $32,390
Automobile Dealers 49,070 4.88 $17.55 $36,500
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 19,740 3.26 $16.67 $34,680

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services (8) (8) $21.69 $45,110
Furniture Stores (8) (8) $18.11 $37,670
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 150 0.09 $18.00 $37,440
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers 90 0.08 $17.99 $37,420
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 120 0.01 $17.82 $37,060


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 16,810 1.20 0.76 $16.92 $35,200
Texas 16,050 1.59 1.00 $14.61 $30,390
Florida 11,920 1.68 1.06 $14.16 $29,450
Illinois 9,380 1.70 1.07 $15.08 $31,360
Pennsylvania 9,330 1.70 1.07 $15.24 $31,700




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 1,370 3.53 2.23 $14.48 $30,120
North Dakota 1,250 3.52 2.22 $15.27 $31,750
Idaho 1,820 3.07 1.93 $13.89 $28,880
Maine 1,740 3.01 1.90 $15.79 $32,840
Montana 1,190 2.81 1.77 $14.51 $30,180




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 490 1.59 1.00 $18.72 $38,950
Connecticut 1,810 1.13 0.71 $18.53 $38,550
Massachusetts 4,040 1.29 0.82 $17.87 $37,160
Rhode Island (8) (8) (8) $17.83 $37,090
California 16,810 1.20 0.76 $16.92 $35,200

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 5,280 1.49 0.94 $15.92 $33,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,940 1.03 0.65 $16.39 $34,100
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,330 1.33 0.84 $14.30 $29,740
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,800 0.56 0.35 $16.71 $34,770
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,500 1.25 0.79 $15.84 $32,950
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,360 1.31 0.82 $16.01 $33,300
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,220 1.32 0.83 $16.02 $33,310
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,120 1.86 1.17 $16.69 $34,710
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,050 0.90 0.57 $18.01 $37,470
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,050 1.52 0.96 $17.26 $35,900




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dalton, GA 420 6.62 4.17 $9.66 $20,080
Billings, MT 410 5.12 3.23 $14.48 $30,110
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 200 4.71 2.97 $18.06 $37,560
Rapid City, SD 250 4.30 2.71 $14.77 $30,730
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 200 4.26 2.68 $16.12 $33,520
Bismarck, ND 260 4.20 2.65 $16.05 $33,390
Grand Junction, CO 240 4.18 2.64 $18.17 $37,780
Winchester, VA-WV 210 4.13 2.61 $14.02 $29,170
Jackson, TN 230 4.04 2.55 $11.07 $23,020
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 230 3.81 2.40 $11.49 $23,910