According to the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), new-car dealers provide 1 million jobs nationwide. An average new-car dealer employee salary is $53K per year and that includes benefits. In addition, local new-car dealers help create an additional 2 million ancillary jobs in the media, construction and financing industries.
New-Car dealers also provide tax revenue. NADA states that nationally, new-car dealers make up 15% of the local tax base, providing for schools, police and fire services. According to a recent Chicago Automobile Trade Association member survey, CATA dealers contribute, on average more than $5.5 million dollars to the local tax base each year.