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What You Need to Know About Parts Salesperson

Parts Salesperson Job Description Sell spare and replacement parts and equipment in repair shop or parts store.

Daily Life Of a Parts Salesperson

  • Examine returned parts for defects, and exchange defective parts or refund money.
  • Locate and label parts and maintain inventory of stock.
  • Receive and fill telephone orders for parts.
  • Mark and store parts in stockrooms according to prearranged systems.
  • Assist customers, such as responding to customer complaints and updating them about back-ordered parts.
  • Discuss use and features of various parts, based on knowledge of machines or equipment.

Things a Parts Salesperson Should Know How to Do

When polled, Parts Salespersons say the following skills are most frequently used in their jobs:

Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Service Orientation: Actively looking for ways to help people.

Persuasion: Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

Social Perceptiveness: Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

  • Parts Clerk
  • Parts Representative
  • Parts Counterperson
  • Counter Clerk
  • Parts Counter Representative

Job Outlook for Parts Salespersons

There were about 251,900 jobs for Parts Salesperson in 2016 (in the United States). New jobs are being produced at a rate of 5% which is below the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 12,600 new jobs for Parts Salesperson by 2026. There will be an estimated 32,900 positions for Parts Salesperson per year.

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The states with the most job growth for Parts Salesperson are Utah, Texas, and Colorado. Watch out if you plan on working in West Virginia, Vermont, or Kansas. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

How Much Does a Parts Salesperson Make?

The typical yearly salary for Parts Salespersons is somewhere between $19,880 and $54,640.

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Parts Salespersons who work in North Dakota, Alaska, or Hawaii, make the highest salaries.

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Parts Salespersons in different U.S. states.

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $32,700
Alaska $42,350
Arizona $33,560
Arkansas $28,660
California $36,650
Colorado $39,990
Connecticut $40,890
Delaware $34,090
District of Columbia $32,320
Florida $30,510
Georgia $30,740
Hawaii $41,640
Idaho $31,790
Illinois $34,840
Indiana $32,820
Iowa $35,640
Kansas $33,430
Kentucky $31,240
Louisiana $31,760
Maine $32,700
Maryland $37,350
Massachusetts $37,950
Michigan $32,900
Minnesota $35,860
Mississippi $29,300
Missouri $33,030
Montana $34,630
Nebraska $36,980
Nevada $34,990
New Hampshire $35,020
New Jersey $37,590
New Mexico $31,020
New York $38,200
North Carolina $32,210
North Dakota $41,290
Ohio $31,790
Oklahoma $33,740
Oregon $35,170
Pennsylvania $33,450
Rhode Island $35,310
South Carolina $30,890
South Dakota $37,140
Tennessee $33,040
Texas $32,340
Utah $39,550
Vermont $37,760
Virginia $31,130
Washington $37,160
West Virginia $30,580
Wisconsin $36,860
Wyoming $37,190

What Tools & Technology do Parts Salespersons Use?

Although they’re not necessarily needed for all jobs, the following technologies are used by many Parts Salespersons:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Web browser software
  • Data entry software
  • SAP
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat
  • Inventory tracking software
  • SmugMug Flickr
  • Customer information databases

How to Become a Parts Salesperson

Are there Parts Salespersons education requirements?

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How many years of work experience do I need?

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Where Parts Salespersons Work

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The table below shows the approximate number of Parts Salespersons employed by various industries.

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