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There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a parts department manager. For example, did you know that they make an average of $19.85 an hour? That's $41,298 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow -2% and produce -105,200 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a Parts Department Manager Do

There are certain skills that many parts department managers have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed customer-service skills, interpersonal skills and math skills.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a parts department manager, we found that a lot of resumes listed 23.6% of parts department managers included parts inventory, while 18.2% of resumes included customer service, and 9.5% of resumes included dealership. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the parts department manager job title. But what industry to start with? Most parts department managers actually find jobs in the retail and manufacturing industries.

How To Become a Parts Department Manager

If you're interested in becoming a parts department manager, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 25.2% of parts department managers have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 3.3% of parts department managers have master's degrees. Even though some parts department managers have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a parts department manager. When we researched the most common majors for a parts department manager, we found that they most commonly earn high school diploma degrees or associate degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on parts department manager resumes include bachelor's degree degrees or master's degree degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a parts department manager. In fact, many parts department manager jobs require experience in a role such as store manager. Meanwhile, many parts department managers also have previous career experience in roles such as parts manager or assistant manager.

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Average Salary
$41,298
Average Salary
Job Growth Rate
-2%
Job Growth Rate
Job Openings
21,048
Job Openings

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Average Salary for a Parts Department Manager

Parts Department Managers in America make an average salary of $41,298 per year or $20 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $54,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $31,000 per year.
Average Salary
$41,298

Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyascdescCompanyascdescStart DateascdescSalaryascdesc
Parts Department Manager
Parts Department Manager
Randstad
Randstad
06/28/2019
06/28/2019
$25,04406/28/2019
$25,044

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Parts Department Manager Demographics

Gender

male

82.3 %

female

14.7 %

unknown

3.1 %

Ethnicity

White

75.9 %

Hispanic or Latino

13.6 %

Black or African American

5.9 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

51.9 %

Portuguese

7.4 %

French

7.4 %
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Parts Department Manager Education

Majors

Business
32.3 %

Degrees

Bachelors

26.0 %

Certificate

25.6 %

Associate

21.6 %
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Top Skills For a Parts Department Manager

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 23.6% of parts department managers listed parts inventory on their resume, but soft skills such as customer-service skills and interpersonal skills are important as well.

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Top Parts Department Manager Employers

1. Saturn
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$44,806
Parts Department Managers Hired: 
10+
2. Advance Auto Parts
4.2
Avg. Salary: 
$49,533
Parts Department Managers Hired: 
9+
3. Harley-Davidson
4.6
Avg. Salary: 
$46,387
Parts Department Managers Hired: 
8+
4. CarMax
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$42,221
Parts Department Managers Hired: 
4+
5. Fredericksburg Farmers Co-Op
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$36,508
Parts Department Managers Hired: 
3+
6. ABRA Auto Body & Glass LP
4.5
Avg. Salary: 
$41,390
Parts Department Managers Hired: 
3+
Updated October 2, 2020