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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
Industry profile for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
Geographic profile for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

National estimates for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
629,780 0.7 % $ 23.07 $ 47,990 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.95 $ 17.16 $ 22.54 $ 28.82 $ 36.11
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,010 $ 35,680 $ 46,880 $ 59,950 $ 75,100


Industry profile for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automobile Dealers 242,480 19.87 $ 24.78 $ 51,540
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 222,970 24.31 $ 21.50 $ 44,720
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 50,290 9.27 $ 19.83 $ 41,240
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 16,150 0.30 $ 26.94 $ 56,040
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 13,150 3.87 $ 23.40 $ 48,670

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 222,970 24.31 $ 21.50 $ 44,720
Automobile Dealers 242,480 19.87 $ 24.78 $ 51,540
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 50,290 9.27 $ 19.83 $ 41,240
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 13,150 3.87 $ 23.40 $ 48,670
Support Activities for Road Transportation 3,980 3.76 $ 21.58 $ 44,890

Top paying industries for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 240 0.22 $ 39.47 $ 82,110
Telecommunications 220 0.03 $ 37.93 $ 78,900
Scientific Research and Development Services 70 0.01 $ 36.54 $ 76,010
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 110 0.02 $ 36.22 $ 75,330
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 2,950 0.32 $ 34.73 $ 72,230


Geographic profile for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics:

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



Map of employment of automotive service technicians and mechanics by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 60,910 3.69 0.82 $ 26.05 $ 54,190
Texas 49,810 4.07 0.91 $ 23.53 $ 48,950
Florida 45,010 5.23 1.17 $ 21.79 $ 45,330
Pennsylvania 29,620 5.31 1.19 $ 22.01 $ 45,780
Illinois 29,300 5.21 1.17 $ 23.98 $ 49,870


Map of location quotient of automotive service technicians and mechanics by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 4,930 6.34 1.42 $ 20.57 $ 42,780
West Virginia 3,870 5.88 1.31 $ 17.16 $ 35,680
Alaska 1,680 5.68 1.27 $ 28.75 $ 59,800
Missouri 15,360 5.63 1.26 $ 20.17 $ 41,950
Mississippi 6,150 5.58 1.25 $ 20.56 $ 42,760


Map of annual mean wages of automotive service technicians and mechanics by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 410 0.62 0.14 $ 29.13 $ 60,580
Alaska 1,680 5.68 1.27 $ 28.75 $ 59,800
California 60,910 3.69 0.82 $ 26.05 $ 54,190
Washington 10,590 3.30 0.74 $ 25.83 $ 53,720
Massachusetts 12,610 3.71 0.83 $ 25.64 $ 53,340



Map of employment of automotive service technicians and mechanics by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 23,780 2.74 0.61 $ 26.14 $ 54,370
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 20,470 4.84 1.08 $ 24.85 $ 51,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 17,540 3.07 0.69 $ 25.40 $ 52,840
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 13,280 5.13 1.15 $ 22.85 $ 47,530
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 13,170 3.67 0.82 $ 24.34 $ 50,620
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 12,370 5.04 1.13 $ 22.41 $ 46,620
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 11,950 4.50 1.01 $ 24.27 $ 50,490
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 11,820 4.08 0.91 $ 24.19 $ 50,310
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 11,340 3.87 0.87 $ 28.03 $ 58,290
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 10,990 5.19 1.16 $ 23.07 $ 47,980


Map of location quotient of automotive service technicians and mechanics by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 540 10.35 2.32 $ 21.23 $ 44,150
Homosassa Springs, FL 310 9.78 2.19 $ 19.93 $ 41,450
Fairbanks, AK 330 9.57 2.14 $ 30.14 $ 62,690
Farmington, NM 380 9.31 2.08 $ 20.05 $ 41,710
Punta Gorda, FL 450 9.13 2.04 $ 21.61 $ 44,940
Hinesville, GA 170 8.72 1.95 $ 24.27 $ 50,490
Beckley, WV 330 8.43 1.89 $ 17.36 $ 36,120
Jacksonville, NC 390 8.19 1.83 $ 21.25 $ 44,210
Waterbury, CT 510 7.99 1.79 $ 23.81 $ 49,520
Kingston, NY 420 7.71 1.73 $ 24.28 $ 50,490