Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
596,830 0.7 % $18.78 $39,060 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.01 $13.06 $17.60 $23.19 $28.88
Annual Wage (2) $20,810 $27,150 $36,610 $48,230 $60,070


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 224,150 27.15 $17.00 $35,360
Automobile Dealers 201,910 18.71 $20.79 $43,250
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 59,670 11.70 $16.27 $33,830
Local Government (OES Designation) 18,780 0.34 $23.04 $47,930
Gasoline Stations 18,720 2.24 $16.73 $34,800

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 224,150 27.15 $17.00 $35,360
Automobile Dealers 201,910 18.71 $20.79 $43,250
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 59,670 11.70 $16.27 $33,830
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 5,920 3.46 $18.32 $38,100
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 10,840 3.42 $18.68 $38,850

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 90 0.02 $33.43 $69,530
Natural Gas Distribution 310 0.29 $30.27 $62,970
Scientific Research and Development Services 170 0.03 $28.83 $59,970
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 1,390 0.29 $28.28 $58,830
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 280 0.05 $27.71 $57,630


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 54,700 3.82 0.83 $21.02 $43,710
Texas 45,470 4.30 0.94 $17.83 $37,080
Florida 37,000 5.09 1.11 $17.65 $36,720
New York 35,090 4.11 0.90 $19.23 $40,000
Pennsylvania 32,820 5.86 1.28 $17.53 $36,460




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 1,850 6.28 1.37 $17.11 $35,580
New Hampshire 3,800 6.20 1.35 $19.17 $39,880
Montana 2,640 6.11 1.33 $17.36 $36,110
West Virginia 4,230 5.96 1.30 $14.72 $30,610
Pennsylvania 32,820 5.86 1.28 $17.53 $36,460




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,820 5.70 1.24 $24.53 $51,020
District of Columbia 450 0.68 0.15 $23.03 $47,900
Hawaii 2,230 3.79 0.83 $21.35 $44,420
New Jersey 18,520 4.88 1.07 $21.09 $43,870
California 54,700 3.82 0.83 $21.02 $43,710





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-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 15,040 4.13 0.90 $18.89 $39,300
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 14,510 2.81 0.61 $20.73 $43,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 13,160 3.40 0.74 $18.63 $38,740
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 10,070 4.45 0.97 $18.93 $39,360
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 9,370 5.14 1.12 $19.82 $41,220
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 9,320 3.53 0.77 $17.59 $36,590
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 8,980 3.83 0.84 $23.25 $48,360
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 7,630 3.64 0.79 $18.66 $38,810
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 7,460 4.31 0.94 $21.17 $44,040
Pittsburgh, PA 6,940 6.15 1.34 $16.51 $34,340