Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
254,870 1.2 % $16.39 $34,080 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.56 $11.46 $14.63 $19.44 $26.27
Annual Wage (2) $19,880 $23,840 $30,430 $40,430 $54,640


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 110,100 19.83 $13.60 $28,290
Automobile Dealers 57,480 4.45 $18.67 $38,840
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 22,130 3.21 $19.52 $40,600
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 19,520 5.66 $18.68 $38,850
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 11,350 7.17 $16.11 $33,520

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 110,100 19.83 $13.60 $28,290
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 11,350 7.17 $16.11 $33,520
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 19,520 5.66 $18.68 $38,850
Automobile Dealers 57,480 4.45 $18.67 $38,840
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 22,130 3.21 $19.52 $40,600

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 60 (7) $23.81 $49,530
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) (8) (8) $22.35 $46,480
Support Activities for Air Transportation 170 0.08 $21.09 $43,880
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 450 0.06 $21.06 $43,800
Truck Transportation 70 (7) $20.71 $43,080


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 24,830 1.46 0.83 $17.62 $36,650
Texas 23,160 1.91 1.09 $15.55 $32,340
Florida 15,390 1.79 1.02 $14.67 $30,510
New York 10,800 1.15 0.65 $18.37 $38,200
Ohio 10,460 1.93 1.10 $15.28 $31,790




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 1,630 3.91 2.22 $19.85 $41,290
South Dakota 1,590 3.77 2.14 $17.86 $37,140
Wyoming 900 3.34 1.90 $17.88 $37,190
Montana 1,400 3.03 1.72 $16.65 $34,630
Arkansas 3,580 2.95 1.68 $13.78 $28,660




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 540 1.71 0.97 $20.36 $42,350
Hawaii 640 1.00 0.57 $20.02 $41,640
North Dakota 1,630 3.91 2.22 $19.85 $41,290
Connecticut 2,690 1.62 0.92 $19.66 $40,890
Colorado 3,850 1.47 0.83 $19.23 $39,990





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 8,100 0.85 0.48 $19.55 $40,660
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 7,840 1.28 0.73 $17.35 $36,090
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 7,510 2.11 1.20 $15.47 $32,190
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 6,810 1.47 0.83 $17.17 $35,720
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,940 1.66 0.94 $15.94 $33,160
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,370 1.63 0.93 $14.75 $30,680
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 4,280 1.65 0.94 $14.97 $31,130
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,870 1.36 0.77 $16.62 $34,560
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,720 1.81 1.03 $16.12 $33,540
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,040 1.55 0.88 $17.60 $36,610