Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
218,270 1.1 % $15.54 $32,320 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.96 $10.84 $14.21 $18.82 $23.93
Annual Wage (2) $18,640 $22,550 $29,550 $39,150 $49,770


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 83,130 16.30 $12.69 $26,390
Automobile Dealers 51,900 4.81 $18.64 $38,780
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 20,210 3.18 $17.28 $35,950
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 20,100 6.35 $16.72 $34,780
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 10,350 7.90 $14.56 $30,280

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 83,130 16.30 $12.69 $26,390
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 10,350 7.90 $14.56 $30,280
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 20,100 6.35 $16.72 $34,780
Automobile Dealers 51,900 4.81 $18.64 $38,780
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 20,210 3.18 $17.28 $35,950

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 100 0.09 $19.10 $39,730
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 40 0.01 $18.79 $39,080
Direct Selling Establishments 60 0.04 $18.75 $39,000
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 170 0.07 $18.70 $38,890
Automobile Dealers 51,900 4.81 $18.64 $38,780


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 18,730 1.31 0.78 $16.77 $34,880
Texas 15,190 1.44 0.86 $15.67 $32,600
Florida 12,420 1.71 1.02 $15.28 $31,790
Illinois 10,410 1.85 1.10 $16.18 $33,650
Ohio 9,930 1.97 1.17 $14.52 $30,190




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 1,780 4.47 2.67 $15.30 $31,820
North Dakota 1,350 3.34 1.99 $16.89 $35,130
Montana 1,320 3.06 1.83 $16.38 $34,060
Wyoming 830 3.00 1.79 $16.78 $34,910
Idaho 1,800 3.00 1.79 $14.21 $29,560




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 2,030 1.25 0.75 $19.06 $39,640
Alaska 780 2.44 1.46 $17.79 $37,010
Rhode Island 870 1.91 1.14 $17.77 $36,970
Hawaii 470 0.80 0.48 $17.72 $36,860
Massachusetts 4,030 1.26 0.75 $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 5,640 1.55 0.92 $17.16 $35,690
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,410 1.14 0.68 $16.20 $33,690
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,390 0.66 0.39 $15.98 $33,240
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,940 1.11 0.66 $15.23 $31,670
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,780 1.61 0.96 $16.02 $33,320
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,590 1.48 0.88 $15.99 $33,260
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,430 1.90 1.14 $14.62 $30,400
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,260 1.00 0.60 $18.61 $38,700
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,250 1.08 0.64 $18.33 $38,120
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,230 0.95 0.57 $17.76 $36,950