Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
208,800 1.0 % $15.38 $32,000 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.88 $10.81 $14.11 $18.61 $23.49
Annual Wage (2) $18,470 $22,480 $29,350 $38,710 $48,850


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 76,540 15.33 $12.68 $26,360
Automobile Dealers 50,270 4.82 $18.24 $37,930
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 19,700 3.19 $17.09 $35,560
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 19,170 6.11 $16.20 $33,690
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 10,500 8.14 $14.57 $30,310

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 76,540 15.33 $12.68 $26,360
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 10,500 8.14 $14.57 $30,310
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 19,170 6.11 $16.20 $33,690
Automobile Dealers 50,270 4.82 $18.24 $37,930
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 19,700 3.19 $17.09 $35,560

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $20.01 $41,620
Local Government (OES Designation) 150 (7) $18.93 $39,370
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 460 0.40 $18.24 $37,940
Automobile Dealers 50,270 4.82 $18.24 $37,930
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 160 0.07 $18.21 $37,880


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 17,880 1.27 0.78 $16.59 $34,500
Texas 15,150 1.47 0.90 $15.46 $32,160
Florida 11,610 1.62 1.00 $15.13 $31,460
Illinois 9,670 1.74 1.07 $15.85 $32,970
Ohio 9,360 1.88 1.16 $14.09 $29,320




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 1,600 4.08 2.51 $14.69 $30,550
North Dakota 1,230 3.32 2.04 $16.28 $33,870
Montana 1,370 3.23 1.99 $15.00 $31,200
Maine 1,670 2.91 1.79 $16.54 $34,400
Wyoming 790 2.89 1.77 $16.25 $33,810




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 1,880 1.17 0.72 $19.54 $40,630
Alaska 580 1.85 1.14 $18.50 $38,480
Massachusetts 3,880 1.23 0.75 $18.19 $37,840
Hawaii 450 0.77 0.48 $17.73 $36,870
Rhode Island 900 2.00 1.23 $17.68 $36,780





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 5,190 1.45 0.89 $16.73 $34,790
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,390 1.15 0.70 $15.93 $33,140
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,300 1.29 0.79 $15.28 $31,790
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,750 0.54 0.33 $16.71 $34,750
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,470 1.45 0.89 $15.20 $31,630
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,300 0.99 0.61 $16.56 $34,440
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,280 1.33 0.82 $16.24 $33,770
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,240 1.23 0.76 $16.84 $35,020
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,120 1.04 0.64 $18.24 $37,950
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,990 1.45 0.89 $17.17 $35,710