Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles. Excludes "Automotive Body and Related Repairers" (49-3021), "Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists" (49-3031), and "Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles" (49-2096).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
587,510 0.7 % $18.36 $38,200 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.71 $12.65 $17.21 $22.73 $28.65
Annual Wage (2) $20,200 $26,320 $35,790 $47,280 $59,590


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 220,680 27.68 $16.92 $35,200
Automobile Dealers 185,670 18.46 $20.59 $42,830
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 57,620 11.83 $16.09 $33,470
Local Government (OES Designation) 19,820 0.35 $21.94 $45,640
Gasoline Stations 19,430 2.37 $16.33 $33,960

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 220,680 27.68 $16.92 $35,200
Automobile Dealers 185,670 18.46 $20.59 $42,830
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 57,620 11.83 $16.09 $33,470
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 9,960 3.22 $17.60 $36,620
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 4,950 3.06 $19.15 $39,840

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services (8) (8) $31.21 $64,910
Scientific Research and Development Services 210 0.04 $30.91 $64,280
Other Food Manufacturing 30 0.02 $30.14 $62,700
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 410 0.26 $29.88 $62,140
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 1,390 0.29 $29.47 $61,300


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 54,880 3.92 0.85 $20.52 $42,690
Texas 43,270 4.29 0.93 $17.98 $37,390
New York 35,350 4.24 0.92 $18.24 $37,930
Florida 35,150 4.95 1.07 $18.05 $37,550
Pennsylvania 31,740 5.79 1.25 $17.22 $35,810




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 1,780 6.20 1.34 $16.66 $34,650
West Virginia 4,200 6.11 1.32 $13.13 $27,320
Montana 2,580 6.07 1.31 $16.79 $34,920
Maine 3,420 5.92 1.28 $17.19 $35,750
Pennsylvania 31,740 5.79 1.25 $17.22 $35,810




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,540 4.98 1.08 $24.94 $51,870
District of Columbia 410 0.64 0.14 $22.68 $47,180
Maryland 12,700 5.16 1.12 $20.83 $43,320
Connecticut 8,110 5.07 1.10 $20.78 $43,230
Massachusetts 14,330 4.60 0.99 $20.73 $43,110

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 15,130 4.27 0.92 $19.87 $41,330
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 14,300 2.87 0.62 $19.70 $40,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 13,840 3.62 0.78 $18.46 $38,390
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 9,720 3.89 0.84 $18.81 $39,120
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 9,570 4.35 0.94 $17.97 $37,380
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 8,820 4.89 1.06 $18.66 $38,810
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 8,150 4.84 1.05 $18.64 $38,770
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 8,130 3.55 0.77 $23.16 $48,180
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 7,270 3.63 0.79 $18.68 $38,840
St. Louis, MO-IL 7,150 5.69 1.23 $17.96 $37,350




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hinesville-Fort Stewart, GA 350 21.05 4.55 $23.88 $49,660
Texarkana-Texarkana, TX-AR 620 11.72 2.54 (8) (8)
Lebanon, PA 480 10.38 2.25 $16.99 $35,330
Punta Gorda, FL 340 8.77 1.90 $16.59 $34,510
Fairbanks, AK 300 8.70 1.88 $25.10 $52,210
Manhattan, KS 500 8.63 1.87 $17.21 $35,810
Kankakee-Bradley, IL 350 8.53 1.85 $15.90 $33,070
Altoona, PA 480 8.44 1.83 $13.74 $28,590
Danville, VA 300 8.17 1.77 $16.46 $34,230
Elmira, NY 300 8.12 1.76 $14.53 $30,220