Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
252,770 1.2 % $15.83 $32,920 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.23 $10.98 $14.13 $18.84 $25.16
Annual Wage (2) $19,190 $22,830 $29,380 $39,190 $52,330


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 108,780 19.65 $12.99 $27,020
Automobile Dealers 57,380 4.45 $18.41 $38,290
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 21,160 3.23 $18.99 $39,490
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 19,300 5.78 $17.97 $37,370
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 11,170 7.28 $15.36 $31,940

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 108,780 19.65 $12.99 $27,020
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 11,170 7.28 $15.36 $31,940
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 19,300 5.78 $17.97 $37,370
Automobile Dealers 57,380 4.45 $18.41 $38,290
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 21,160 3.23 $18.99 $39,490

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) (8) (8) $21.58 $44,890
Support Activities for Air Transportation 150 0.07 $21.14 $43,970
Truck Transportation (8) (8) $20.37 $42,370
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 470 0.08 $20.16 $41,940
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 180 0.01 $19.93 $41,460


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 24,310 1.46 0.82 $16.99 $35,350
Texas 22,780 1.92 1.08 $15.40 $32,030
Florida 15,470 1.84 1.04 $14.12 $29,380
Ohio 10,890 2.03 1.14 $14.64 $30,450
New York 10,710 1.16 0.66 $17.45 $36,300




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 1,670 3.98 2.24 $16.60 $34,540
North Dakota 1,590 3.81 2.15 $18.73 $38,950
Wyoming 820 3.06 1.72 $18.09 $37,620
Montana 1,400 3.04 1.71 $16.19 $33,670
Idaho 1,920 2.81 1.58 $15.05 $31,300




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 620 1.93 1.09 $19.61 $40,780
North Dakota 1,590 3.81 2.15 $18.73 $38,950
Connecticut 2,560 1.55 0.87 $18.70 $38,890
Hawaii (8) (8) (8) $18.47 $38,430
Colorado 4,000 1.56 0.88 $18.13 $37,720



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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 5,740 1.30 0.73 $16.14 $33,580
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,080 0.76 0.43 $18.27 $38,000
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,800 1.93 1.09 $15.27 $31,750
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 4,700 1.28 0.72 $15.85 $32,960
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,570 1.56 0.88 $16.99 $35,330
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,360 1.67 0.94 $14.84 $30,880
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,380 1.71 0.96 $16.02 $33,330
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 3,100 2.42 1.37 $12.79 $26,600
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,060 1.58 0.89 $16.32 $33,940
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,720 1.90 1.07 $18.46 $38,390


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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 480 7.29 4.11 $9.60 $19,960
Dothan, AL 310 5.46 3.08 $13.81 $28,720
Grand Island, NE 190 4.92 2.78 $17.65 $36,720
Casper, WY 180 4.80 2.71 $19.93 $41,460
Akron, OH 1,560 4.76 2.68 $11.62 $24,170
Mansfield, OH 230 4.67 2.64 $17.67 $36,750
Hammond, LA 190 4.51 2.54 $17.72 $36,850
Medford, OR 370 4.41 2.49 $18.16 $37,780
Monroe, LA 340 4.36 2.46 $17.43 $36,260
Odessa, TX 290 4.30 2.42 $19.85 $41,280