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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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)
620,110 0.8 % $ 22.48 $ 46,760 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 12.40 $ 15.66 $ 21.18 $ 28.04 $ 34.59
Annual Wage (2) $ 25,790 $ 32,570 $ 44,050 $ 58,330 $ 71,940


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 230,070 19.21 $ 23.92 $ 49,740
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 226,750 25.59 $ 21.02 $ 43,710
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 56,540 10.46 $ 20.04 $ 41,680
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 15,420 0.29 $ 26.65 $ 55,420
Gasoline Stations 13,540 1.47 $ 20.74 $ 43,140

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 226,750 25.59 $ 21.02 $ 43,710
Automobile Dealers 230,070 19.21 $ 23.92 $ 49,740
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 56,540 10.46 $ 20.04 $ 41,680
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 12,770 3.77 $ 22.47 $ 46,740
Support Activities for Road Transportation 3,430 3.36 $ 21.21 $ 44,120

Top paying industries for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 100 0.02 $ 36.76 $ 76,450
Natural Gas Distribution 200 0.18 $ 35.98 $ 74,840
Telecommunications 210 0.03 $ 35.14 $ 73,090
Scientific Research and Development Services 60 0.01 $ 32.50 $ 67,590
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 910 0.24 $ 32.35 $ 67,290


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.





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 59,380 3.61 0.81 $ 26.22 $ 54,540
Texas 49,860 4.12 0.92 $ 22.84 $ 47,500
Florida 43,530 5.16 1.16 $ 21.09 $ 43,860
New York 32,150 3.70 0.83 $ 22.55 $ 46,910
Pennsylvania 28,830 5.23 1.17 $ 20.75 $ 43,160




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)
Alaska 1,750 5.91 1.32 $ 25.24 $ 52,490
South Carolina 11,770 5.84 1.31 $ 20.51 $ 42,670
Maine 3,310 5.75 1.29 $ 20.59 $ 42,820
Montana 2,620 5.75 1.29 $ 21.11 $ 43,920
New Hampshire 3,500 5.64 1.27 $ 22.56 $ 46,930




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 460 0.67 0.15 $ 31.08 $ 64,640
California 59,380 3.61 0.81 $ 26.22 $ 54,540
Washington 10,780 3.37 0.76 $ 25.25 $ 52,530
Alaska 1,750 5.91 1.32 $ 25.24 $ 52,490
Hawaii 2,130 3.71 0.83 $ 24.96 $ 51,920





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 28,540 3.23 0.72 $ 24.31 $ 50,570
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 18,480 4.24 0.95 $ 24.87 $ 51,720
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 16,320 2.80 0.63 $ 25.83 $ 53,720
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 13,740 3.83 0.86 $ 23.53 $ 48,930
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 12,090 4.59 1.03 $ 23.13 $ 48,110
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 11,790 4.70 1.05 $ 21.77 $ 45,280
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 11,420 3.78 0.85 $ 27.27 $ 56,730
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 11,350 3.82 0.86 $ 22.98 $ 47,800
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 11,120 4.12 0.92 $ 22.53 $ 46,850
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 10,110 4.80 1.08 $ 22.21 $ 46,200




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)
Fairbanks, AK 360 11.72 2.63 $ 31.76 $ 66,060
Homosassa Springs, FL 320 10.70 2.40 $ 18.70 $ 38,900
Waterbury, CT 620 9.81 2.20 $ 23.69 $ 49,270
Fayetteville, NC 1,170 9.52 2.14 $ 17.98 $ 37,400
Kingston, NY 520 9.48 2.13 $ 23.24 $ 48,330
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 440 8.79 1.97 $ 21.64 $ 45,000
Punta Gorda, FL 400 8.68 1.95 $ 20.94 $ 43,560
Spartanburg, SC 1,340 8.63 1.94 $ 19.14 $ 39,810
Jacksonville, NC 390 8.56 1.92 $ 21.02 $ 43,720
Kankakee, IL 350 8.31 1.86 $ 20.77 $ 43,210