Parts Salespersons

risk level
Based on 37 votes
by year 2032
or $17.21 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

68% (High Risk)

High Risk (61-80%): Jobs in this category face a significant threat from automation, as many of their tasks can be easily automated using current or near-future technologies.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Persuasion

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Negotiation

User poll

74% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that it's probable this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 68% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Parts Salespersons will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


Moderate growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Parts Salespersons' job openings is expected to rise 3.6% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Very low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Parts Salespersons' was $35,800, or $17 per hour

'Parts Salespersons' were paid 22.7% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 259,280 people employed as 'Parts Salespersons' within the United States.

This represents around 0.18% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 570 people are employed as 'Parts Salespersons'.

Job description

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

SOC Code: 41-2022.00


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Joel (Uncertain) says
Half the reason you have parts people is to protect the inventory.

Also, anyone can look up parts, but being aware of nuances is another thing.
Aug 21, 2022 at 05:41 PM
Tim (Highly likely) says
Because with 3DPrinting spare parts will be less likely to be sold in brick & mortar & in the future all the data needed for the part will be distributed online just like sites like thingiverse,youmagine,pinshape, cults3D , MyMiniFactory & various others & will be available to make at home or where there is a 3DPrinter & this parts are available anywhere with internet which saves money on shipping & can cut on border duty & collaboration is worldwide and if a part breaks it can be remade without needing to buy a new part & a lot of those parts are free though some are paid design , but the designs are unlimited similar to downloading music
Jul 15, 2019 at 06:21 PM
Joshua yammer (Uncertain) says
There’s a couple thought processes I don’t think a robot could achieve
Jun 25, 2019 at 04:05 PM

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