NADA DATA, an annual report on America’s franchised new-car dealerships, covers dealership sales, financial trends and more.

Highlights from 2014:

  • More than 1.05 million people were employed at U.S. new-car dealerships in 2014, which is higher than any other auto-related industry.
  • New-car dealers, on average, employed 64 people per dealership.
  • Wages at new-car dealerships have increased an average of 3.3 percent since 2011, with employees, on average, earning more than $55,000 a year.
  • Annual payroll at new-car dealerships was more than $58.1 billion in 2014, an average of $3.5 million per dealership.
  • Total dealership revenue, which included new- and used-car sales, as well as parts and service sales, reached an all-time high of $806 billion in 2014, an increase of 8.6 percent from 2013.