Bureau of Labor Statistics

Field of degree: Mechanics and repair

Mechanics and repairers field of degree. Employment: 25,110. Median annual wage: $48,000.

Mechanics and repairers field of degree. Employment: 25,110. Median annual wage: $48,000

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Table 1. Mechanics and repair degree, 2018

Data

Mechanics and repair

All fields

Employment

25,110 55,381,020

Median wage

$48,000 $59,000

Percent employed part time

13 15

Percent employed in occupations requiring at least a bachelor's degree

19 59

Percent with an advanced degree

13 37

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.

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Chart 1. Types of mechanics and repair major, 2018

Mechanics and repair major

Major share

Electrical, mechanical, and precision technologies and production

100%

Note: The sum of percents by major may not total 100 due to rounding.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.

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Chart 2. Employment distribution of workers with a mechanics and repair degree, by occupational group, 2018

Occupational group

Occupational group share

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

22%

Production occupations

13

Management occupations

11

Architecture and engineering occupations

9

Sales and related occupations

8

Other

38

Note: The sum of percents by major may not total 100 due to rounding.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.

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Table 2. Top-employing occupations for workers with a mechanics and repair degree

Occupational Outlook Handbook profile

Percent growth, projected 2019–29

Typical entry-level education

Percent degree holders in this field, this occupation, 2018

Percent of this occupation with an advanced degree, 2018

Electricians

8% High school diploma or equivalent 3% 1%

Millwrights

7 High school diploma or equivalent 3

Aircraft mechanics and service technicians

5 Postsecondary nondegree award 3 2

Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers

3 Bachelor's degree 2 19

Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers

3 High school diploma or equivalent 5

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

2 Postsecondary nondegree award 3 1

Calibration technologists and technicians and engineering technologists and technicians, except drafters, all other

2 Associate's degree 3 4

Personal service managers, all other; entertainment and recreation managers, except gambling; and managers, all other

-2 Bachelor's degree 5 21

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

-4 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 1

First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

-5 High school diploma or equivalent 3 5

Note: Occupational profiles may comprise multiple SOC occupations, which may have differing education categories.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections program (projected growth, entry-level education) and U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (degree holders, advanced degrees).

Suggested citation:

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Field of degree: Mechanics and repair,
at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/field-of-degree/mechanics-and-repair/mechanics-and-repair-field-of-degree.htm (visited October 28, 2021).

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