Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
639,700 0.7 % $20.51 $42,660 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.87 $14.12 $19.02 $25.77 $31.46
Annual Wage (2) $22,610 $29,370 $39,550 $53,590 $65,430


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 237,060 18.39 $21.86 $45,470
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 228,400 24.83 $19.17 $39,880
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 64,070 11.58 $17.81 $37,030
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 16,490 0.30 $24.91 $51,820
Gasoline Stations 15,290 1.65 $19.09 $39,700

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 228,400 24.83 $19.17 $39,880
Automobile Dealers 237,060 18.39 $21.86 $45,470
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 64,070 11.58 $17.81 $37,030
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 12,760 3.82 $20.44 $42,510
Support Activities for Road Transportation 3,440 3.43 $18.23 $37,920

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 190 0.17 $34.72 $72,220
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 1,380 0.23 $30.65 $63,760
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,490 0.38 $30.52 $63,480
Facilities Support Services (8) (8) $28.01 $58,260
Postal Service (federal government) 3,810 0.59 $27.98 $58,200


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 64,350 3.85 0.86 $22.44 $46,680
Texas 47,210 3.97 0.88 $21.00 $43,680
Florida 46,280 5.50 1.22 $18.95 $39,410
New York 34,220 3.72 0.83 $20.27 $42,160
Pennsylvania 30,420 5.26 1.17 $18.99 $39,510




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 3,990 6.66 1.48 $18.10 $37,640
Montana 2,940 6.39 1.42 $18.21 $37,870
West Virginia 4,080 5.93 1.32 $15.97 $33,230
New Hampshire 3,780 5.81 1.30 $21.67 $45,070
Missouri 15,860 5.69 1.27 $20.14 $41,900




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,600 5.03 1.12 $27.48 $57,150
New Jersey 14,720 3.67 0.82 $23.75 $49,410
Maryland 12,440 4.67 1.04 $23.44 $48,760
Washington 12,860 4.04 0.90 $23.22 $48,290
Connecticut 8,070 4.88 1.09 $23.13 $48,110



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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 17,810 2.66 0.59 $21.74 $45,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 14,960 3.38 0.75 $21.02 $43,710
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 14,360 3.92 0.87 $22.81 $47,450
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 11,580 4.42 0.99 $19.40 $40,340
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 10,250 3.50 0.78 $22.73 $47,280
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 9,940 5.02 1.12 $21.15 $43,980
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,500 3.77 0.84 $24.06 $50,040
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 8,230 3.30 0.74 $20.46 $42,560
St. Louis, MO-IL 7,420 5.47 1.22 $21.76 $45,260
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 7,150 4.98 1.11 $22.37 $46,520