|Quick Facts: Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service Technicians|
$49,440 per year
$23.77 per hour
|High school diploma or equivalent|
|Long-term on-the-job training|
|8% (As fast as average)|
Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians, also called mechanics, inspect, maintain, and repair vehicles and machinery used in construction, farming, rail transportation, and other industries.
Service technicians usually work indoors in noisy repair shops. They often lift heavy parts and tools, handle greasy and dirty equipment, and stand or lie in uncomfortable positions. Most service technicians work full time, and many work evenings and weekends.
Most heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians have a high school diploma or equivalent. Because vehicle and equipment technology is increasingly sophisticated and computerized, some employers prefer to hire service technicians who have completed a training program at a postsecondary institution.
The median annual wage for heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians was $49,440 in May 2017.
Overall employment of heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. As the stock of heavy vehicles and mobile equipment continues to increase, more service technicians will be needed to maintain them. Those who have completed postsecondary education programs should enjoy the best job prospects.
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