Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
648,050 0.7 % $21.02 $43,730 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.26 $14.53 $19.57 $26.31 $32.19
Annual Wage (2) $23,420 $30,220 $40,710 $54,720 $66,950


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 244,040 18.88 $22.32 $46,420
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 230,100 24.79 $19.78 $41,140
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 63,800 11.49 $18.42 $38,320
Gasoline Stations 16,230 1.74 $19.17 $39,870
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 15,860 0.29 $25.40 $52,820

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 230,100 24.79 $19.78 $41,140
Automobile Dealers 244,040 18.88 $22.32 $46,420
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 63,800 11.49 $18.42 $38,320
Support Activities for Road Transportation 3,810 3.74 $18.69 $38,870
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 12,630 3.66 $20.76 $43,180

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 180 0.16 $35.55 $73,950
Metal Ore Mining 30 0.09 $34.11 $70,940
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,380 0.35 $30.84 $64,150
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 1,370 0.22 $30.57 $63,580
Postal Service (federal government) 3,770 0.59 $28.76 $59,820


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 65,210 3.83 0.86 $23.43 $48,720
Texas 50,500 4.17 0.93 $21.28 $44,260
Florida 45,770 5.32 1.19 $19.23 $39,990
New York 34,370 3.66 0.82 $21.32 $44,350
Pennsylvania 30,390 5.20 1.16 $19.51 $40,580




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 4,050 6.69 1.49 $18.72 $38,940
Montana 2,920 6.30 1.41 $19.19 $39,920
Missouri 16,530 5.89 1.32 $20.71 $43,080
Idaho 4,000 5.67 1.27 $19.74 $41,060
North Dakota 2,330 5.60 1.25 $21.62 $44,970




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 390 0.54 0.12 $28.53 $59,350
Alaska 1,740 5.52 1.23 $26.88 $55,910
Maryland 12,030 4.48 1.00 $24.06 $50,050
Connecticut 8,330 5.02 1.12 $24.03 $49,980
Washington 13,420 4.12 0.92 $23.88 $49,680





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 29,530 3.11 0.69 $23.26 $48,390
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 20,250 3.31 0.74 $22.82 $47,460
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 19,550 4.21 0.94 $23.11 $48,060
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 14,570 4.08 0.91 $20.65 $42,950
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 12,700 4.90 1.09 $20.63 $42,910
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 12,510 3.99 0.89 $25.53 $53,100
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 12,100 4.25 0.95 $21.55 $44,830
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 11,790 4.39 0.98 $21.20 $44,090
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 11,210 4.06 0.91 $22.33 $46,440
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 10,950 3.67 0.82 $21.05 $43,780