Parts salespersons

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Total Workforce

106k

Average Age

42.3

Estimated Job Growth

5%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$36,340

Average Male Salary

$38,325

Average Female Salary

$25,027

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Parts salespersons and on wages and locations for those in the field. Automotive parts, accessories, & tire stores is the industry that employs the most Parts salespersons, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Parts salespersons, by average wage, is Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing. Parts salespersons are paid most in Adams, Pike, Brown, Schuyler & Mason Counties PUMA, IL but are relatively concentrated in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$36,340

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,819

In 2017, Parts salespersons earned an average of $36,340, $15,725 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Secretaries & administrative assistants make somewhat more than Parts salespersons while Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Parts salespersons as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.32

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Parts salespersons had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.32, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Parts salespersons (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Parts salespersons.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Parts salespersons

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Parts salespersons.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Parts salespersons, by number of employees, are Automotive parts, accessories, & tire stores , Car Dealers, and Other motor vehicle dealers.

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Industries by Share

106k

2017 Workforce

± 7,991

-6.07%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 11.2%

The number of people employed as Parts salespersons has been declining at a rate of -6.07%, from 112,873 people in 2016 to 106,022 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Parts salespersons employed by various industries. Automotive parts, accessories, & tire stores employs the largest share of Parts salespersons at  42.4%, followed by Car Dealers with 30.7% and Other motor vehicle dealers with 4.94%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Parts salespersons in the US. The average age of male Parts salespersons in the workforce is 43 and of female Parts salespersons is 38.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Parts salespersons is White.

Gender Composition

90.2k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 7,371

15.8k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 3,089

85.1% of Parts salespersons are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Parts salespersons.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Parts salespersons

  1. White

  2. Other

  3. Black

87.5% of Parts salespersons are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 5.48% of Parts salespersons, Other is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Parts salespersons.

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Age by Gender

43

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.24

38.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.79

The median age of Parts salespersons is 42.3, and Male employees are generally 4.78 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Parts salespersons from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Parts salespersons is Business but a relatively high number of Parts salespersons hold a major in Agriculture.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Parts salespersons from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Parts salespersons need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Speaking, and Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Parts salespersons need more than the average amount of Equipment Selection, Persuasion, and Service Orientation.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Parts salespersons from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Parts salespersons are expected to see a growth of 5% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

5%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Parts salespersons. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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