Parts Manager Salary

A Parts Manager earns an average salary of $46,187 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Sales and Customer Relations.

$29,697 - $72,598
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$46K
$73K
MEDIAN: $46,187
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$10.22 - $20.06
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MEDIAN: $13.47
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$29,697 - $72,598  
   
Bonus
$501 - $19,145  
Profit Sharing
$1,024 - $29,890  
Commission
$0.00 - $40,026  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,344 - $73,202  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,393
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.22 - $20.06  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25  
Overtime
$15.13 - $30.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$501 - $19,145  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $40,026  
Profit Sharing
$1,024 - $29,890  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,344 - $73,202  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 993

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Job Description for Parts Manager

A parts manager oversees the parts department in settings such as vehicle service departments, car dealerships and retail stores. Duties performed by parts managers include monitoring purchasing trends, managing inventory and reordering parts as needed; at all times, they must ensure that inventory is sufficiently stocked to meet customer needs and encourage sales. Parts managers must report any issues related to parts to other managers and their supervisors as needed, as well as resolve any problems such as low inventory or overstock in a prompt manner.

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Parts Manager Tasks

  • Maintain the supply of replacement parts using a computerized system.
  • Handle customer requests and complaints.
  • Analyze sales, expenses and inventory each month to maintain profit goals.
  • Sell spare and replacement parts and equipment in repair shop or parts store.

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Pay by Experience Level for Parts Manager

Pay by Experience for a Parts Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Parts Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 874 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Parts Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 648 salaries. An experienced Parts Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 739 salaries. A Parts Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 620 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,504

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Parts Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Parts Manager?

Parts Manager in New Brighton:
"Busy."
Pros: Dealing with vendors and technicians. I love dealing with customers and making people happy. I enjoy keeping inventory up to date and accurate.
Cons: Can be overwhelming. Expected to perform parts and service work day to day. Too much responsibility and not enough pay.

Parts Manager in Pomona:
Pros: Everyday is a challenge. There is nothing dull about this job. Everyday a truck or trailer will need maintenance. Whether it be an accident, poor maintenance, or wear and tear. Troubleshooting the problem can be easy and sometimes difficult. No matter what finding the right name of a part at first was hard, but when it becomes repeatedly, you start feeling more like a specialist because you know what your ordering. Keeping a good memory and knowing how to keep cost low is a major key in making a company grow.
Cons: The workload alone can be stressful to a point where you want to just throw up your hands and scream. Especially when you need a part right away and no one has it in stock, they are short delivery runners, we are short runners. Best thing to do just go pick up the part yourself. It will get you away for a bit and by the time your back your in a good mood again.

Parts Manager in Eagan:
"Busy, Busy, Busy!"
Pros: I'm challenged on a daily basis with new tasks I have to teach myself and rarely but sometimes rewarded with a "thank you."
Cons: No breaks, high demand for productivity and VERY little pay. No recognition. Managers very unprofessional. Much illegal and immoral activity in the company, when reported, goes unaddressed. Those who report are punished and often constructively discharged. Laziness of technicians is condoned, if they are liked by their peers. Unpopular employees are heavily critiqued and reprimanded for things that they are not guilty of. Whole company overall, including the parts department is extremely disorganized, though I am helping to organize the one I am in charge of now.

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Key Stats for Parts Manager

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 352 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
26%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Parts Manager Salaries

▲25%

▲14%

National Average
$42,000

▼2%

▼23%

Skills That Affect Parts Manager Salaries

Sales
▲23%

Customer Relations
▲11%


People Management
▲7%

▲5%


Operations Management
▲1%

Inventory Control
▼0%

National Average
$42,000




Leadership
▼14%

Customer Service Metrics
▼27%

Automotive Engine Repair
▼41%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 352 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 31%