Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 41-2022 Parts Salespersons
Sell spare and replacement parts and equipment in repair shop or parts store.
Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
OJT: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Receive and fill telephone orders for parts. Fill customer orders from stock and place orders when requested items are out of stock. Receive payment or obtain credit authorization. Read catalogs, microfiche viewers, or computer displays to determine replacement part stock numbers and prices. Prepare sales slips or sales contracts. Determine replacement parts required, according to inspections of old parts, customer requests, or customers' descriptions of malfunctions. Assist customers, such as responding to customer complaints and updating them about back-ordered parts. Locate and label parts and maintain inventory of stock. Mark and store parts in stockrooms according to prearranged systems. Pick up and deliver parts. Discuss use and features of various parts, based on knowledge of machines or equipment. Examine returned parts for defects, and exchange defective parts or refund money. Maintain and clean work and inventory areas. Manage shipments by researching shipping methods or costs and tracking packages. Advise customers on substitution or modification of parts when identical replacements are not available. Place new merchandise on display.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Satisfactory
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $9.48   Entry $19,720.00
Mean $15.30   Mean $31,811.00
Experience $18.20 Experience $37,862.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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Retail Salespersons
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products
No postsecondary schools reported programs.
Occupational Videos
41-2022.00 Parts Salespersons