Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
633,390 0.7 % $19.22 $39,980 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.00 $13.11 $17.84 $23.93 $29.94
Annual Wage (2) $20,800 $27,270 $37,120 $49,780 $62,280


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 229,720 26.75 $17.82 $37,060
Automobile Dealers 219,290 18.76 $21.15 $44,000
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 67,390 12.71 $16.62 $34,580
Gasoline Stations 18,110 2.07 $17.03 $35,420
Local Government (OES Designation) 17,840 0.34 $23.71 $49,320

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 229,720 26.75 $17.82 $37,060
Automobile Dealers 219,290 18.76 $21.15 $44,000
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 67,390 12.71 $16.62 $34,580
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 6,080 3.30 $17.80 $37,020
Support Activities for Road Transportation 2,830 3.10 $16.87 $35,100

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 270 0.25 $31.87 $66,280
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 1,300 0.26 $30.08 $62,560
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 40 0.01 $28.50 $59,280
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,540 0.40 $28.49 $59,250
Scientific Research and Development Services 250 0.04 $27.08 $56,330


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 60,440 4.00 0.85 $21.26 $44,230
Texas 47,810 4.26 0.91 $18.85 $39,220
Florida 42,040 5.48 1.17 $18.45 $38,370
New York 36,050 4.09 0.87 $18.96 $39,430
Pennsylvania 33,480 5.92 1.26 $17.95 $37,340



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)
West Virginia 4,610 6.51 1.39 $15.08 $31,370
Montana 2,720 6.15 1.31 $18.24 $37,940
Maine 3,580 6.10 1.30 $17.65 $36,710
Missouri 16,060 6.01 1.28 $18.29 $38,050
Vermont 1,800 5.98 1.28 $18.60 $38,690



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 0.54 0.12 $25.27 $52,560
Alaska 1,710 5.25 1.12 $25.02 $52,050
New Jersey 15,950 4.12 0.88 $22.23 $46,240
Massachusetts 14,470 4.35 0.93 $21.75 $45,250
Maryland 13,390 5.23 1.12 $21.61 $44,950




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 14,820 3.65 0.78 $18.59 $38,660
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 14,350 2.66 0.57 $20.77 $43,210
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 13,900 3.71 0.79 $21.80 $45,350
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 13,090 5.48 1.17 $19.46 $40,470
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 10,480 3.69 0.79 $19.38 $40,300
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 10,030 5.39 1.15 $19.79 $41,170
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,470 3.98 0.85 $24.13 $50,190
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 8,520 4.66 1.00 $20.45 $42,530
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 7,690 3.44 0.73 $20.77 $43,190
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 7,420 5.94 1.27 $19.46 $40,470