Information About Automotive Service Technicians And Mechanics

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Training

Automotive service technicians and mechanics need postsecondary vocational award.

Degrees for Automotive service technicians and mechanics
Training for Automotive Service Technicians And Mechanics
Percent
Less than High School 19.5
High School 45.4
Some College 21.0
Associates Degree 9.9
Bachelors Degree 3.5
Masters Degree 0.5
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.2

Employment

Represents about 763,000 people in the United States- 15.9% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 35,000 more automotive service technicians and mechanics but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 181,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, automotive service technicians and mechanics make $18.54 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Automotive service technicians and mechanics $9.91 $12.90 $17.30 $22.80 $28.60
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations $10.80 $14.40 $19.50 $26.30 $33.20
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, automotive service technicians and mechanics make $38,560 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Automotive service technicians and mechanics $20,620 $26,850 $36,180 $47,540 $59,600
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations $22,540 $30,020 $40,600 $54,770 $69,230
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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