$36,257
Avg. Salary
$13.42
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,323

Bonus

$1,024

Profit Sharing

$3,579

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Parts Specialist is $13.42 per hour.

The average pay for a Parts Specialist is $36,257 per year.

$8.95
10%
$13.42
50%
$19.73
90%
MEDIAN $13.42
$21k
10%
$36k
50%
$56k
90%
MEDIAN $36,257
$20,761 - $55,736
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$56K
MEDIAN: $36,257
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$8.95 - $19.73
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$0$55K
Salary $20,761 - $55,736
Bonus $193 - $6,904
Profit Sharing $482 - $5,980
Commission $1.25 - $17,597
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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$19,898 - $50,342
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 314
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $8.95 - $19.73
Hourly Tips $0.71
Overtime $14.51 - $30.81
Annual Data $0$50K
Bonus $193 - $6,904
Commission $1.25 - $17,597
Profit Sharing $482 - $5,980
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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$19,898 - $50,342
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 963

Job Description for Parts Specialist

Parts specialists frequently oversees a parts department, where equipment and materials are sold. Typical employers of parts specialists are automotive care centers and dealerships, as well as equipment sales and rental businesses. Companies that provide equipment and supplies to commercial industries (such as restaurants) also typically hire parts specialists.

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Parts Specialist Tasks
  • Purchase equipment parts or supplies in order to maintain stock levels.
  • Maintain documentation of requisitions and records of inventory.
  • Monitor and verify the delivery of parts, and conduct an inspection to ensure quality.

Popular Employer Salaries for Parts Specialist


Parts Specialists flock to O'Reilly's, Advance Auto Parts, Inc., O'Reilly Auto Parts, Inc., Napa Auto Parts Company, and AutoZone, Inc., highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. AutoNation, Inc. leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $41K.

Earnings fall especially short at O'Reilly Auto Parts, Inc., where the median salary of $19K is the lowest in the field, less than half of the top paying company's rate.

Common Career Paths for Parts Specialist


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Parts Specialists who move on to become Parts Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Parts Managers get paid an average of $41K per year. An Automotive Customer Service Consultant & Parts Technician or a Retail Store Manager is a typical transition from a Parts Specialist role.

Parts Specialist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Parts Specialist


Parts Specialists report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Fortunate workers who know Purchasing can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 41 percent above average. Those listing Automotive Engine Repair as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Bilingual and Shipping also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well versed in Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Parts Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Parts Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Parts Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 350 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Parts Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 155 salaries. An experienced Parts Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 173 salaries. A Parts Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 100 salaries.

Parts Specialist Reviews

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

Parts Specialist in Porterville:
"Under paid."
Pros: Customer support.
Cons: Not enough pay.

Parts Specialist in Missoula:
"Higher ups are very difficult to deal with."
Very hard to deal with upper management. You come to them with a problem and all they say is "we will see what we can do" or they just pass the buck onto someone else and then it gets forgotten.

Parts Specialist in Auburn:
"Customer service is key."
Make sure you get future pay promises in writing.

Parts Specialist in Adel:
"Its a job...."
Pros: I love most of my regular customers. They make me feel like I do my job well.
Cons: Pay and hours are not enough. I bring home less than $300 every 2 weeks.

Parts Specialist in Safford:
Always follow through on your orders. Pay very close attention to the numbers. Take notes. Write clearly.

Parts Specialist in Billings:
"Great job."
Pros: Relaxed atmosphere. Great people to work with. Good communication.
Cons: The one cranky guy that you find at every job.

Parts Specialist in Fort Worth:
"Advancement and raises."
Make sure you are satisfied when you shake on it.

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Key Stats for Parts Specialist

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 276 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Parts Specialist Salaries

▲15%

▲12%

▲2%

National Average
$32,000

▼18%

Skills That Affect Parts Specialist Salaries

Purchasing
▲41%


National Average
$32,000

Sales
▼2%

Order Inventory
▼2%

Customer Service
▼3%

Shipping
▼5%

Bilingual
▼11%

Automotive Engine Repair
▼35%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 276 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 35%