Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
231,240 1.1 % $15.60 $32,450 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.90 $10.73 $14.15 $18.84 $24.40
Annual Wage (2) $18,520 $22,320 $29,440 $39,180 $50,750


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 92,920 17.52 $12.78 $26,590
Automobile Dealers 55,010 4.71 $18.45 $38,370
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 20,880 3.11 $17.92 $37,270
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 20,080 6.09 $16.96 $35,280
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 11,330 8.07 $14.46 $30,070

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 92,920 17.52 $12.78 $26,590
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 11,330 8.07 $14.46 $30,070
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 20,080 6.09 $16.96 $35,280
Automobile Dealers 55,010 4.71 $18.45 $38,370
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 20,880 3.11 $17.92 $37,270

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 110 0.10 $22.38 $46,540
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing (8) (8) $22.24 $46,260
Lessors of Real Estate (8) (8) $22.13 $46,030
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 110 0.04 $21.20 $44,100
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 140 0.05 $20.14 $41,890


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 23,410 1.55 0.90 $16.79 $34,920
Texas 18,700 1.67 0.97 $15.34 $31,910
Florida 13,520 1.76 1.03 $15.17 $31,550
Ohio 10,600 2.04 1.19 $14.20 $29,530
Pennsylvania 9,810 1.74 1.01 $15.55 $32,340



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 1,680 4.12 2.41 $15.71 $32,670
North Dakota 1,640 3.73 2.18 $18.74 $38,990
Wyoming 1,000 3.52 2.06 $16.95 $35,250
Maine 1,700 2.90 1.69 $15.78 $32,820
Montana 1,280 2.89 1.69 $15.45 $32,130



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 1,640 3.73 2.18 $18.74 $38,990
Massachusetts 3,490 1.05 0.61 $17.90 $37,230
Connecticut 2,170 1.32 0.77 $17.73 $36,890
Hawaii 590 0.96 0.56 $17.70 $36,820
Nevada 1,860 1.56 0.91 $17.61 $36,630




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 5,990 1.48 0.86 $15.64 $32,540
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,830 1.29 0.75 $17.11 $35,590
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,490 1.23 0.72 $16.92 $35,200
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,420 1.53 0.89 $14.71 $30,590
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,380 0.63 0.37 $17.42 $36,240
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,990 1.64 0.96 $14.56 $30,290
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,780 1.53 0.89 $16.10 $33,490
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,750 1.15 0.67 $18.43 $38,330
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,620 2.01 1.17 $14.73 $30,640
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,550 2.04 1.19 $17.86 $37,150