Car Dealers

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Workforce
1.28M
2018 ACS Estimate
Average Employee Age
41.6
Average Salary
$53,039
Average Male Salary
$56,634
Average Female Salary
$40,843

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The top three occupations in the Car Dealers Industry Group are Retail salespersons, Automotive service technicians & mechanics, Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers, Cleaners of vehicles & equipment, and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers. On average, full-time employees in the Car Dealers Industry Group work 46 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $57,475. Part-time employees in the same industry work 21.5 hours and earn an average annual salary of $17,511.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Car Dealers Industry Group are Berks County (East) PUMA, PA, Margate & Coconut Creek Cities PUMA, FL, and Anchorage Municipality (South) PUMA, AK. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Car Dealers.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Car Dealers Industry Group. Retail salespersons are the most common position, but the Car Dealers Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Parts salespersons, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Car Dealers goes to Chief executives & legislators.

Occupations

Occupations by Share

1.28M
Workforce (ACS Estimate)
± 27.7k
0.663%
1 Year Growth
± 3.04%

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Car Dealers Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 0.663%, , from 1.27M people in 2017 to 1.28M people in 2018.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Car Dealers by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Retail salespersons represent the largest share of positions held in Car Dealers at 22.1%, followed by Automotive service technicians & mechanics with 16.1% and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers with 11.6%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Car Dealers employs an unusually high number of Parts salespersons, Automotive service technicians & mechanics, and Cleaners of vehicles & equipment.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Car Dealers, by average wage, are Chief executives & legislators, General & operations managers, and Sales managers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$53,039
AVERAGE WAGE
± $1,238

On average, employees in the Car Dealers Industry Group make $53,039 per year. This number makes Car Dealers the 136 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 269 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Car Dealers Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.438
WAGE GINI

Car Dealers has a wage GINI of 0.438, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Car Dealers (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Car Dealers Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Car Dealers Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Car Dealers Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Car Dealers Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $56,634 and $40,843. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

292k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±13.2k
989k
MALE WORKFORCE
±24.3k

77.2% of workers in the Car Dealers Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Car Dealers Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$56,634
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$1,497
$40,843
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$1,842

On average, Male workers in the Car Dealers Industry Group make 1.39 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Car Dealers Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. Asian
  2. White
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

On average, Asian employees in the Car Dealers Industry Group earn 1.13 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Car Dealers Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Car Dealers Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Professional and business services has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Car Dealers Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Car Dealers Industry Group is Construction.

In this visualization, click on a category to expand or collapse it. All of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Car Dealers is from Retail Trade.
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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Car Dealers is from Retail Trade.

The Car Dealers Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Professional and business services Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The closest comparable data for Car Dealers is from Retail Trade.

The Construction Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Car Dealers Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Car Dealers Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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