Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
221,270 1.0 % $15.52 $32,290 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.93 $10.76 $14.15 $18.85 $24.25
Annual Wage (2) $18,570 $22,370 $29,440 $39,210 $50,430


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 85,680 16.66 $12.67 $26,360
Automobile Dealers 53,400 4.77 $18.41 $38,300
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 20,170 3.10 $17.53 $36,450
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 19,270 5.93 $16.86 $35,080
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 10,680 7.90 $14.49 $30,150

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 85,680 16.66 $12.67 $26,360
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 10,680 7.90 $14.49 $30,150
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 19,270 5.93 $16.86 $35,080
Automobile Dealers 53,400 4.77 $18.41 $38,300
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 20,170 3.10 $17.53 $36,450

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 90 0.09 $20.65 $42,950
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 70 0.03 $20.27 $42,170
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing 30 0.02 $20.22 $42,060
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 170 0.07 $19.66 $40,890
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 2,100 0.24 $18.51 $38,500


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 21,700 1.47 0.88 $16.55 $34,410
Texas 16,160 1.48 0.89 $15.00 $31,200
Florida 12,610 1.69 1.01 $15.09 $31,390
Ohio 9,980 1.95 1.17 $14.39 $29,930
Pennsylvania 9,560 1.70 1.02 $15.48 $32,210




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 1,820 4.50 2.70 $15.08 $31,360
Wyoming 940 3.37 2.02 $16.37 $34,060
North Dakota 1,380 3.25 1.95 $17.83 $37,080
Montana 1,330 3.04 1.82 $16.26 $33,810
Arkansas 3,440 2.99 1.79 $13.67 $28,440




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 530 0.89 0.53 $18.59 $38,670
Connecticut 1,970 1.20 0.72 $18.10 $37,660
North Dakota 1,380 3.25 1.95 $17.83 $37,080
Alaska 700 2.18 1.30 $17.48 $36,370
Rhode Island 620 1.37 0.82 $17.46 $36,310





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,450 1.37 0.82 $15.48 $32,210
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,210 1.14 0.68 $17.76 $36,930
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,550 0.68 0.41 $17.28 $35,940
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,070 1.11 0.67 $14.87 $30,920
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,960 1.66 1.00 $14.77 $30,710
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,880 1.61 0.96 $15.72 $32,700
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,780 1.29 0.77 $16.74 $34,820
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,690 2.08 1.25 $14.75 $30,680
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,470 2.06 1.23 $16.52 $34,360
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,440 1.03 0.62 $16.68 $34,690