Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
647,380 0.7 % $19.90 $41,400 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.32 $13.53 $18.50 $25.06 $30.80
Annual Wage (2) $21,470 $28,140 $38,470 $52,120 $64,070


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 234,570 18.43 $21.52 $44,770
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 229,160 25.22 $18.61 $38,710
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 66,820 12.18 $17.27 $35,920
Local Government (OES Designation) 17,330 0.32 $24.35 $50,640
Gasoline Stations 14,250 1.55 $17.96 $37,350

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 229,160 25.22 $18.61 $38,710
Automobile Dealers 234,570 18.43 $21.52 $44,770
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 66,820 12.18 $17.27 $35,920
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 11,740 3.55 $19.26 $40,070
Support Activities for Road Transportation 2,960 2.99 $17.68 $36,770

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Telecommunications 70 0.09 $35.51 $73,860
Natural Gas Distribution 230 0.21 $33.56 $69,800
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,400 0.36 $30.86 $64,180
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 1,300 0.23 $30.54 $63,510
Scientific Research and Development Services 580 0.09 $28.91 $60,130


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 63,550 3.98 0.86 $22.43 $46,650
Texas 47,080 4.01 0.87 $20.08 $41,760
Florida 45,810 5.57 1.21 $18.59 $38,660
New York 34,830 3.83 0.83 $19.79 $41,150
Pennsylvania 31,720 5.52 1.20 $18.29 $38,040




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 3,820 6.41 1.39 $17.88 $37,200
Vermont 1,890 6.21 1.35 $18.06 $37,560
Montana 2,770 6.10 1.32 $18.09 $37,620
New Hampshire 3,720 5.77 1.25 $20.67 $42,990
Wyoming 1,570 5.69 1.23 $21.72 $45,180




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 0.55 0.12 $31.04 $64,560
Alaska 1,530 4.72 1.02 $26.17 $54,440
Maryland 12,600 4.77 1.03 $22.65 $47,100
New Jersey 15,440 3.90 0.85 $22.60 $47,010
California 63,550 3.98 0.86 $22.43 $46,650





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 18,000 2.73 0.59 $20.82 $43,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 15,630 3.70 0.80 $20.88 $43,440
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 15,040 4.13 0.90 $22.37 $46,540
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 12,610 4.94 1.07 $19.12 $39,770
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 10,640 3.63 0.79 $21.15 $44,000
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,750 3.91 0.85 $23.17 $48,200
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 9,240 4.77 1.03 $19.86 $41,300
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 7,290 3.00 0.65 $20.32 $42,260
St. Louis, MO-IL 7,260 5.40 1.17 $21.50 $44,730
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 7,040 6.06 1.31 $21.41 $44,530