Occupation Snapshot | Automotive service technicians and mechanics, 2016-2020 | January 2022
Automotive service technicians and mechanics diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles.
As of May 2020, there were 620,110 people employed in this occupation. The average hourly wage was $22.48, and the average annual wage was $46,760.
Nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses
In private industry for automotive service technicians and mechanics, there were 9,940 nonfatal injury and illness cases involving days away from work in 2020. The incidence rate per 10,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers was 185.9.
Fatal occupational injuries
Fatal work injuries totaled 54 for automotive service technicians and mechanics during 2020, compared to 60 during 2019.
Wage and employment estimates come from the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) program. Injury and illness information come from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) and Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI). For more information on SOII program concepts, see the definitions page and the SOII Handbook of Methods. For more information on CFOI program concepts, see the definitions page and the CFOI Handbook of Methods.
Last Modified Date: February 11, 2022