Car Dealers

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Workforce

1.27M

2017 ACS Estimate

Average Employee Age

41.7

Estimated Job Growth

N/A%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$52,508

Average Male Salary

$55,969

Average Female Salary

$39,434

About

The top three occupations in the Car Dealers Industry Group are Retail salespersons, Automotive service technicians & mechanics, Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers, Cleaners of vehicles & equipment, and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers. On average, full-time employees in the Car Dealers Industry Group work 46.3 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $56,867. Part-time employees in the same industry work 21.5 hours and earn an average annual salary of $16,615.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Car Dealers Industry Group are Ahwatukee & South Mountain PUMA, AZ, Oklahoma City (West Central) PUMA, OK, and Warren & Washington Counties PUMA, NY. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Car Dealers.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Car Dealers Industry Group. Retail salespersons are the most common position, but the Car Dealers Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Parts salespersons, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Car Dealers goes to Chief executives & legislators.

Occupations

Occupations by Share

1.27M

Workforce (ACS Estimate)

± 27.6k

1.15%

1 Year Growth

± 3.04%

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Car Dealers Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 1.15%, , from 1.26M people in 2016 to 1.27M people in 2017.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Car Dealers by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Retail salespersons represent the largest share of positions held in Car Dealers at 21.1%, followed by Automotive service technicians & mechanics with 16% and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers with 12.6%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Car Dealers employs an unusually high number of Parts salespersons, Motor vehicle operators, all other, and Automotive service technicians & mechanics.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Car Dealers, by average wage, are Chief executives & legislators, General & operations managers, and Personal financial advisors.

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Wages

Average Salary

$52,508

AVERAGE WAGE

± $1,248

On average, employees in the Car Dealers Industry Group make $52,508 per year. This number makes Car Dealers the 128 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 266 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Car Dealers Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.444

WAGE GINI

Car Dealers has a wage GINI of 0.444, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Car Dealers (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Car Dealers Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Car Dealers Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Car Dealers Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Car Dealers Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $55,969 and $39,434. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

266k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±12.7k

1.01M

MALE WORKFORCE

±24.5k

79.1% of workers in the Car Dealers Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Car Dealers Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$55,969

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$1,489

$39,434

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$1,853

On average, Male workers in the Car Dealers Industry Group make 1.42 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Car Dealers Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY

  1. Asian

  2. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

  3. Two or More Races

On average, Asian employees in the Car Dealers Industry Group earn 1.08 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Car Dealers Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Car Dealers Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Professional and business services has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Car Dealers Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Car Dealers Industry Group is Construction.

In this visualization, click on a category to expand or collapse it. All of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Car Dealers is from Retail Trade.

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Intermediate Inputs

The Car Dealers Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Professional and business services Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The Construction Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Car Dealers Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Car Dealers Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the Car Dealers Industry Group, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 8.13% in the next ten years. The Car Dealers Industry Group has a lower projected workforce growth at N/A%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (N/A%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.6%).

Job Growth

N/A%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

8.13%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for the Car Dealers Industry Group, which is lower than the national average of 8.13%.

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Output Growth

N/A%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

24.6%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the Car Dealers Industry Group, which is lower than the national average of 24.6%

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