Parts salespersons

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Total Workforce
102k
Average Age
41.8
Average Salary
$38,340
Average Male Salary
$39,157
Average Female Salary
$32,114

About

Parts salespersons are most often employed by the Automotive parts, accessories, & tire stores  industry. The average yearly wage for Parts salespersons was $38,340 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Parts salespersons by wage are Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses, Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders, and Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Parts salespersons are Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Parts salespersons are Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA.

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 Machinery, equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers . Parts salespersons are paid most in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA but are relatively concentrated in Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$38,340
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,973

In 2018, Parts salespersons earned an average of $38,340, $15,548 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses make somewhat more than Parts salespersons while Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors 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

0.36
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Parts salespersons had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.36, 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

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Spatial Concentration

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 Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies merchant wholesalers.

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Industries by Share

102k
2018 Workforce
± 7,856
-3.37%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 11.1%

The number of people employed as Parts salespersons has been declining at a rate of -3.37%, from 106,022 people in 2017 to 102,453 people in 2018.

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  44.3%, followed by Car Dealers with 30.9% and Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies merchant wholesalers with 5.71%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Parts salespersons in the US. The average age of male Parts salespersons in the workforce is 41.6 and of female Parts salespersons is 42.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Parts salespersons is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

90.6k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 7,386
11.9k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,676

88.4% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

74.2% of Parts salespersons are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.2% of Parts salespersons, White (Hispanic) 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

41.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.24
42.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 3.18

The median age of Parts salespersons is 41.8, and Male employees are generally 1.01 years younger 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 Protective Services.

Majors

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