Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
238,470 1.2 % $15.74 $32,750 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.04 $10.77 $14.25 $18.99 $24.66
Annual Wage (2) $18,800 $22,400 $29,650 $39,490 $51,280


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 97,950 18.10 $12.93 $26,890
Automobile Dealers 55,510 4.54 $18.42 $38,320
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 21,740 3.19 $18.59 $38,670
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 20,060 6.14 $17.32 $36,030
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 11,400 7.87 $14.58 $30,320

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 97,950 18.10 $12.93 $26,890
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 11,400 7.87 $14.58 $30,320
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 20,060 6.14 $17.32 $36,030
Automobile Dealers 55,510 4.54 $18.42 $38,320
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 21,740 3.19 $18.59 $38,670

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing 40 0.03 $22.27 $46,320
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 90 0.03 $21.97 $45,700
General Rental Centers 90 0.22 $20.09 $41,790
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 140 0.12 $19.96 $41,530
Home Furnishings Stores (8) (8) $19.90 $41,380


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 24,750 1.60 0.92 $16.82 $34,990
Texas 21,310 1.84 1.06 $15.79 $32,840
Florida 14,350 1.81 1.05 $14.87 $30,940
Ohio 10,990 2.08 1.20 $14.47 $30,100
Pennsylvania 9,280 1.63 0.94 $15.59 $32,420



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 1,820 4.06 2.35 $18.80 $39,100
South Dakota 1,620 3.92 2.27 $15.87 $33,000
Wyoming 1,000 3.53 2.04 $17.25 $35,880
Montana 1,280 2.85 1.65 $15.43 $32,090
Maine 1,680 2.85 1.65 $15.06 $31,310



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 1,820 4.06 2.35 $18.80 $39,100
Nebraska 1,980 2.08 1.20 $18.19 $37,840
Massachusetts 3,510 1.03 0.60 $18.11 $37,670
Alaska 770 2.36 1.36 $18.06 $37,560
Hawaii 590 0.96 0.55 $17.70 $36,820




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 6,550 1.60 0.92 $15.71 $32,680
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 4,660 1.30 0.75 $16.78 $34,890
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,460 0.69 0.40 $17.18 $35,740
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,380 1.88 1.09 $15.00 $31,190
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,210 1.44 0.83 $18.32 $38,110
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,060 1.23 0.71 $17.76 $36,940
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,710 1.44 0.83 $15.98 $33,240
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,640 2.01 1.16 $19.39 $40,340
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 2,640 2.17 1.25 $14.51 $30,190
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,610 1.39 0.80 $14.13 $29,400