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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
655,330 0.7 % $21.58 $44,890 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.73 $15.03 $20.24 $26.99 $33.11
Annual Wage (2) $24,400 $31,250 $42,090 $56,140 $68,880


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)
Automobile Dealers 245,320 18.93 $22.97 $47,770
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 235,350 25.02 $20.25 $42,110
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 61,710 11.01 $18.95 $39,410
Gasoline Stations 15,840 1.70 $19.75 $41,090
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 15,280 0.28 $25.91 $53,900

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 235,350 25.02 $20.25 $42,110
Automobile Dealers 245,320 18.93 $22.97 $47,770
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 61,710 11.01 $18.95 $39,410
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 13,350 3.78 $21.52 $44,760
Support Activities for Road Transportation 3,840 3.65 $20.01 $41,630

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 160 0.15 $33.62 $69,930
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 150 0.03 $32.69 $68,000
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas (8) (8) $31.35 $65,210
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 1,550 0.22 $30.78 $64,010
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,190 0.31 $30.25 $62,920


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 66,270 3.81 0.85 $24.15 $50,230
Texas 51,010 4.10 0.92 $22.08 $45,920
Florida 45,130 5.13 1.15 $20.03 $41,660
New York 35,680 3.75 0.84 $21.47 $44,660
Pennsylvania 31,230 5.29 1.19 $20.20 $42,010




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)
Maine 4,080 6.67 1.50 $19.23 $39,990
West Virginia 4,130 5.89 1.32 $16.49 $34,290
Montana 2,720 5.80 1.30 $20.07 $41,740
South Carolina 12,110 5.75 1.29 $19.94 $41,480
Rhode Island 2,780 5.75 1.29 $20.37 $42,360




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 420 0.58 0.13 $29.50 $61,350
Alaska 1,740 5.47 1.23 $25.53 $53,110
New Jersey 15,550 3.80 0.85 $24.50 $50,960
Connecticut 8,060 4.84 1.09 $24.45 $50,860
California 66,270 3.81 0.85 $24.15 $50,230





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 30,770 3.19 0.71 $23.62 $49,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 19,230 3.08 0.69 $23.57 $49,020
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 18,940 4.05 0.91 $23.08 $48,010
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 14,440 3.95 0.89 $22.62 $47,050
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 12,760 4.01 0.90 $26.87 $55,880
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 12,390 4.52 1.01 $21.90 $45,540
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 12,160 4.23 0.95 $22.29 $46,370
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 12,050 4.56 1.02 $21.81 $45,370
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 11,230 3.68 0.82 $21.71 $45,150
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 10,810 3.87 0.87 $22.94 $47,720