Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
248,740 1.2 % $15.97 $33,220 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.18 $10.89 $14.32 $19.18 $25.21
Annual Wage (2) $19,090 $22,660 $29,780 $39,890 $52,430


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 105,420 19.22 $13.11 $27,270
Automobile Dealers 56,800 4.46 $18.67 $38,840
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 21,630 3.24 $19.02 $39,570
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 20,010 6.05 $17.89 $37,200
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 11,780 7.85 $15.16 $31,540

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 105,420 19.22 $13.11 $27,270
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 11,780 7.85 $15.16 $31,540
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 20,010 6.05 $17.89 $37,200
Automobile Dealers 56,800 4.46 $18.67 $38,840
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 21,630 3.24 $19.02 $39,570

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Rental Centers 150 0.39 $22.28 $46,340
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 100 0.05 $21.84 $45,430
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing 40 0.03 $21.50 $44,730
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 120 0.11 $20.88 $43,420
Support Activities for Air Transportation 120 0.06 $20.84 $43,340


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 25,190 1.58 0.89 $17.05 $35,460
Texas 22,820 1.94 1.10 $16.00 $33,280
Florida 15,130 1.84 1.04 $14.57 $30,310
Ohio 10,500 1.97 1.11 $14.69 $30,560
New York 9,640 1.06 0.60 $17.08 $35,530




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)
North Dakota 1,730 4.06 2.29 $18.83 $39,160
South Dakota 1,620 3.89 2.19 $17.04 $35,450
Wyoming 910 3.31 1.87 $18.23 $37,930
Montana 1,330 2.93 1.65 $15.59 $32,420
Arkansas 3,150 2.65 1.49 $13.17 $27,400




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 700 2.17 1.22 $19.10 $39,720
North Dakota 1,730 4.06 2.29 $18.83 $39,160
Nebraska 2,250 2.32 1.31 $18.46 $38,410
Wyoming 910 3.31 1.87 $18.23 $37,930
Massachusetts 3,890 1.12 0.63 $18.24 $37,930





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 6,580 1.56 0.88 $16.33 $33,960
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,860 1.66 0.93 $18.09 $37,630
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,810 1.98 1.12 $15.43 $32,090
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 4,660 1.28 0.72 $16.36 $34,030
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,600 0.70 0.39 $17.37 $36,140
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,480 1.36 0.77 $16.75 $34,840
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 3,090 2.44 1.38 $12.99 $27,010
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,740 2.01 1.13 $19.33 $40,200
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,710 1.40 0.79 $16.06 $33,410
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,640 1.38 0.78 $16.48 $34,280