Parts salespersons

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2019 Workforce
124k
Average Age
43.5
Estimated Job Growth
2.03%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$41,145
Average Male Salary
$42,447
Average Female Salary
$31,991

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 Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA but are relatively concentrated in Lawrence, Giles, Wayne, Lewis & Perry Counties PUMA, TN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$41,145
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,639

In 2019, Parts salespersons earned an average of $41,145, $14,379 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Court, municipal, & license clerks make somewhat more than Parts salespersons while Miscellaneous material moving workers, including mine shuttle car operators, & tank car, truck, & ship loaders 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

0.322
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Parts salespersons had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.322, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

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 Machinery, equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers .

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Parts salespersons, by average wage, are Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing, Truck transportation, and Other motor vehicle dealers.

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Industries by Share

124k
2019 Workforce
± 8,653
21.3%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 8.53%

The number of people employed as Parts salespersons has been growing at a rate of 21.3%, from 102,453 people in 2018 to 124,321 people in 2019.

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  41.6%, followed by Car Dealers with 33.4% and Machinery, equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers  with 5.57%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Parts salespersons in the US. The average age of male Parts salespersons in the workforce is 44 and of female Parts salespersons is 40, and the most common race/ethnicity for Parts salespersons is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

109k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 8,097
15.5k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,055

87.5% 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)

74.3% of Parts salespersons are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.9% 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

44
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.12
40
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.61

The median age of Parts salespersons is 43.5, and Male employees are generally 4 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

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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 Persuasion, Service Orientation, and Equipment Selection.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Parts Salespersons from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Parts Salespersons are expected to see a growth of 2.03% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

2.03%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Parts Salespersons. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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