Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
604,990 0.6 % $18.97 $39,450 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.06 $13.10 $17.65 $23.49 $29.43
Annual Wage (2) $20,920 $27,250 $36,710 $48,860 $61,210


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)
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 225,500 26.90 $17.28 $35,930
Automobile Dealers 208,380 18.62 $20.89 $43,450
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 62,180 12.09 $16.43 $34,170
Gasoline Stations 19,230 2.25 $16.87 $35,100
Local Government (OES Designation) 18,430 0.34 $23.23 $48,320

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 225,500 26.90 $17.28 $35,930
Automobile Dealers 208,380 18.62 $20.89 $43,450
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 62,180 12.09 $16.43 $34,170
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 5,990 3.38 $17.71 $36,830
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 10,130 3.12 $18.83 $39,170

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 90 0.02 $35.26 $73,340
Natural Gas Distribution 300 0.28 $30.99 $64,460
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 1,400 0.29 $29.55 $61,460
Scientific Research and Development Services 320 0.05 $28.67 $59,640
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,530 0.39 $26.33 $54,760


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 56,000 3.81 0.83 $20.78 $43,220
Texas 45,950 4.21 0.92 $18.39 $38,250
Florida 38,820 5.21 1.14 $17.83 $37,090
New York 34,160 3.96 0.87 $19.15 $39,820
Pennsylvania 31,930 5.68 1.25 $17.91 $37,260




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)
Montana 2,770 6.31 1.38 $17.53 $36,470
West Virginia 4,430 6.24 1.37 $15.50 $32,240
New Hampshire 3,790 6.11 1.34 $20.04 $41,690
Vermont 1,790 5.99 1.31 $17.51 $36,420
Missouri 15,450 5.85 1.28 $18.19 $37,830




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,800 5.58 1.22 $24.67 $51,320
District of Columbia 400 0.61 0.13 $24.00 $49,910
New Jersey 16,800 4.40 0.96 $21.37 $44,440
Hawaii 2,420 4.03 0.88 $21.19 $44,070
Washington 10,980 3.88 0.85 $21.04 $43,760





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 14,860 4.01 0.88 $20.80 $43,270
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 14,010 2.67 0.59 $20.68 $43,020
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 13,070 3.29 0.72 $17.81 $37,040
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 10,950 4.74 1.04 $19.69 $40,960
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 9,990 3.62 0.79 $19.17 $39,880
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 9,670 5.25 1.15 $19.91 $41,410
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,570 4.04 0.89 $22.96 $47,750
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 7,900 4.44 0.97 $20.60 $42,840
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 7,450 3.47 0.76 $19.69 $40,950
St. Louis, MO-IL 7,090 5.49 1.20 $19.87 $41,320