Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles. Exclude "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
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
606,990 0.6 % $18.21 $37,880 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.54 $12.49 $17.03 $22.71 $28.81
Annual Wage (2) $19,840 $25,970 $35,420 $47,240 $59,920


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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 226,170 $16.74 $34,820
Automobile Dealers 191,090 $20.75 $43,160
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 57,250 $16.13 $33,550
Gasoline Stations 21,100 $16.27 $33,850
Local Government (OES Designation) 20,020 $21.45 $44,620

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 110 $31.87 $66,290
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 1,450 $29.73 $61,840
Natural Gas Distribution 480 $28.34 $58,940
Scientific Research and Development Services 240 $27.63 $57,480
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 740 $26.79 $55,720


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Vermont 1,920 $16.64 $34,620 6.541
Maine 3,580 $16.55 $34,420 6.076
Pennsylvania 32,760 $17.23 $35,830 5.879
West Virginia 4,020 $13.01 $27,060 5.712
Montana 2,470 $16.97 $35,290 5.709

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Alaska 1,460 $23.74 $49,370 4.749
District of Columbia 370 $21.56 $44,850 0.584
Connecticut 7,660 $20.53 $42,700 4.642
Maryland 12,870 $20.52 $42,680 5.143
Massachusetts 14,070 $20.48 $42,600 4.439


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Hinesville-Fort Stewart, GA 450 $23.58 $49,060 26.265
Texarkana-Texarkana, TX-AR 700 $26.34 $54,790 12.964
Lebanon, PA 480 $16.03 $33,330 10.292
Kankakee-Bradley, IL 380 $15.94 $33,150 8.944
Punta Gorda, FL 340 $15.77 $32,800 8.797

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Texarkana-Texarkana, TX-AR 700 $26.34 $54,790 12.964
Ann Arbor, MI 560 $25.65 $53,340 2.942
Danbury, CT 500 $24.89 $51,770 7.309
Anchorage, AK 830 $24.58 $51,130 5.023
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,280 $24.31 $50,570 3.694


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010

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