Salary for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

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Automotive service technicians and mechanics repair and adjust problems on motor vehicles. They may also perform inspections or oil changes. This job is not usually dangerous, but it can be strenuous as it requires workers to stand for long periods of time and bend in awkward positions. To be considered for this position, a high school diploma is usually required. Once hired, an employer may require an apprenticeship program, but usually a few months to a year of on-site training is all that is necessary.

An Automotive Service Technician or Mechanic can receive an average compensation of between 24000 to 36000 based on experience and education levels. Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics will usually earn a pay level of Thirty Seven Thousand Eight Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics can obtain the highest pay in Alaska, which has an average salary rate of close to about $49370. Professionals that work in these jobs are paid at the highest level in Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation, where they can receive wages of $55210.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 9.26 percent nationwide in that time.
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics tend to make the most in the following industries
Information $55,210
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $53,670
Utilities $52,990
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $46,170
Public Administration $45,250
Transportation and Warehousing $44,690
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Other Services (except Public Administration) $35,230
Finance and Insurance $36,050
Wholesale Trade $36,820
Accommodation and Food Services $38,010
Retail Trade $38,960
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $39,750