It’s Mainly a Man’s World at Auto Dealerships, from WardsAuto.
Are women embracing careers in dealership finance and insurance?
The answer is in the nuance of the data, says Ted Kraybill, CEO of the research firm ESI Trends.
With permission from 2,200 dealerships, ESI collected and crunched payroll data for an annual dealership workforce study the National Automobile Dealers Assn. commissioned.
“In the last two years, we found that many women titled as F&I managers were in significant numbers document specialists or assistants and not the actual manager,” Kraybill says.
He notes that while 92% of dealership office and administration workers are women, females account for only 19% of F&I positions. That’s better than women in parts and service (13%), vehicle sales (9%) and sales management (4%).