Parts Salespersons

General Information

Description

Sell spare and replacement parts and equipment in repair shop or parts store.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit95.79%
  2. Self-employed3.63%
  3. Private, not for profit0.29%
  4. State and local government0.08%
  5. Federal government0.08%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Overall employment of retail sales workers is projected to show little or no change from 2020 to 2030. Despite limited employment growth, about 557,200 openings for retail sales workers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$32,460

State-by-state Salary

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$44,610
$27,960
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 70%
  • Post-secondary certificate 12%
  • Associate's degree 8%
  • Less than high school 7%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Related College Majors

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Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Mechanical
  • English Language
  • Administration and Management

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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