Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
638,080 0.7 % $19.58 $40,720 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.11 $13.34 $18.20 $24.51 $30.45
Annual Wage (2) $21,020 $27,740 $37,850 $50,980 $63,330


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 228,290 25.80 $18.23 $37,910
Automobile Dealers 226,160 18.49 $21.34 $44,400
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 67,560 12.48 $16.86 $35,070
Local Government (OES Designation) 17,260 0.32 $23.96 $49,830
Gasoline Stations 16,370 1.83 $17.27 $35,930

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 228,290 25.80 $18.23 $37,910
Automobile Dealers 226,160 18.49 $21.34 $44,400
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 67,560 12.48 $16.86 $35,070
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 10,560 3.23 $19.26 $40,060
Support Activities for Road Transportation 2,770 2.92 $17.66 $36,730

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 230 0.21 $33.15 $68,950
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 50 0.02 $32.65 $67,920
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 1,190 0.22 $30.88 $64,230
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,370 0.35 $30.56 $63,570
Scientific Research and Development Services 670 0.10 $30.09 $62,590


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 61,140 3.95 0.85 $21.61 $44,940
Texas 46,880 4.05 0.88 $19.93 $41,440
Florida 43,480 5.49 1.19 $18.60 $38,690
New York 36,040 4.01 0.87 $19.22 $39,980
Pennsylvania 33,110 5.80 1.25 $18.12 $37,690



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)
Montana 2,850 6.38 1.38 $17.76 $36,930
Maine 3,570 6.03 1.30 $18.00 $37,450
West Virginia 4,260 6.02 1.30 $15.71 $32,680
New Hampshire 3,810 6.00 1.30 $21.51 $44,740
Missouri 16,220 5.98 1.29 $18.67 $38,840



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 370 0.55 0.12 $29.35 $61,050
Alaska 1,630 4.99 1.08 $25.29 $52,610
New Jersey 14,830 3.80 0.82 $22.65 $47,120
Massachusetts 14,490 4.27 0.92 $22.09 $45,940
Maryland 13,320 5.13 1.11 $21.75 $45,240




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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 18,100 2.79 0.60 $20.21 $42,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 15,080 3.67 0.79 $19.33 $40,210
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 12,920 5.21 1.13 $19.15 $39,830
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 12,710 3.56 0.77 $22.85 $47,540
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 11,280 3.85 0.83 $21.26 $44,220
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,830 4.06 0.88 $23.59 $49,060
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 9,140 4.87 1.05 $19.59 $40,740
St. Louis, MO-IL 7,520 5.69 1.23 $20.95 $43,570
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 7,180 3.08 0.67 $21.09 $43,870
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 7,070 6.34 1.37 $21.38 $44,480