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Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers: NAICS 441

About the Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers subsector

The motor vehicle and parts dealers subsector is part of the retail trade sector.

Industries in the Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers subsector retail motor vehicles and parts from fixed point-of-sale locations. Establishments in this subsector typically operate from a showroom and/or an open lot where the vehicles are on display. The display of vehicles and the related parts require little by way of display equipment. The personnel generally include both the sales and sales support staff familiar with the requirements for registering and financing a vehicle as well as a staff of parts experts and mechanics trained to provide repair and maintenance services for the vehicles. Specific industries have been included in this subsector to identify the type of vehicle being retailed.

North American Industry Classification System

The motor vehicle and parts dealers subsector consists of these industry groups:

  • Automobile Dealers: NAICS 4411
  • Other Motor Vehicle Dealers: NAICS 4412
  • Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores: NAICS 4413

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in motor vehicle and parts dealers. These data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys. The following tables present an overview of the industry including the number of jobs, data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.

Employment

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Jan.
2022
Feb.
2022
Mar.
2022
Apr.
2022

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

1,954.5 1,960.4 (p)1,967.7 (p)1,968.6

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

1,588.1 1,599.8 (p)1,620.6  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2021

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

296,370

Cleaners of vehicles and equipment

87,670

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

96,100

Parts salespersons

187,740

Retail salespersons

314,770

(Source: Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for motor vehicle and parts dealers.

(Source: Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections)

Earnings and Hours

This section presents data on employee earnings and weekly hours. The latest industry averages of hourly earnings and weekly hours are shown. In addition, recent hourly and annual earnings are shown for occupations commonly found in motor vehicle and parts dealers.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

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Dec.
2021
Jan.
2022
Feb.
2022
Mar.
2022

Average hourly earnings

$30.57 $30.90 $29.83 (p)$30.17

Average weekly hours

37.1 37.1 37.4 (p)37.2

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

Data series Back
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Dec.
2021
Jan.
2022
Feb.
2022
Mar.
2022

Average hourly earnings

$25.18 $24.90 $24.76 (p)$24.89

Average weekly hours

36.6 36.6 37.0 (p)36.9

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2021
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

22.74 23.89 47,310 49,690

Cleaners of vehicles and equipment

14.08 14.40 29,280 29,960

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

24.45 32.79 50,860 68,200

Parts salespersons

14.36 16.47 29,870 34,270

Retail salespersons

17.77 23.11 36,960 48,060

(Source: Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics)

Work-related Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses

This section presents data for the industry on the number of workplace fatalities and the rates of workplace injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers in motor vehicle and parts dealers. An injury or illness is considered to be work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition.

Data series 2017 2018 2019 2020

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

54 68 58 50

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

Data series 2020

Rate of injury and illness cases per 100 full-time workers

Total recordable cases

2.8

Cases involving days away from work, job restriction, or transfer

1.6

Cases involving days away from work

1.1

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.5

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

(Source: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities)

Prices

This section provides industry-specific pricing information. The producer price index measures the percentage change in prices that domestic producers receive for goods and services. The prices included in the producer price index are from the first commercial transaction.

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Jan.
2022
Feb.
2022
Mar.
2022
Apr.
2022

Producer price index

(p)199.236 (p)204.731 (p)205.993 (p)206.680

Percent change from previous month

  (p)-1.1% (p)2.8% (p)0.6% (p)0.3%

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Producer Price Indexes)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in motor vehicle and parts dealers. Also included in this section is information on productivity, presented as the rate of change in output per hour of workers in the industry.

Establishments

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4th quarter
2020
1st quarter
2021
2nd quarter
2021
3rd quarter
2021

Number of establishments

Private industry

118,794 (p)118,981 (p)119,550 (p)119,994

Local government

       

State government

       

Federal government

40 (p)40 (p)40 (p)40

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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2018 2019 2020 2021

Labor productivity index, output per hour

123.585 124.211 133.691  

Percent change from previous year

1.5 0.5 7.6  

Labor index, total labor hours

111.580 112.967 103.769 106.429

Percent change from previous year

-0.3 1.2 -8.1 2.6

Output index

137.896 140.317 138.729  

Percent change from previous year

1.2 1.8 -1.1  

Unit labor costs index

95.510 97.855 99.442  

Percent change from previous year

1.7 2.5 1.6  

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: May 20, 2022