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.

A Automotive Service Technician or Mechanic will normally get a pay level of $25,790 - $71,940 based on level of experience. will most likely receive an average wage of fourty-six thousand seven hundred and sixty dollars on a yearly basis.

obtain the highest pay in District of Columbia, where they receive compensation, on average, of about $64,640. People working these jobs can get the best compensation in Information, where they can receive wages of $73,010.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 34.21 percent nationwide in that time.


Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics tend to make the most in the following industries:

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Public Administration

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Other Services (except Public Administration)
Finance and Insurance
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Wholesale Trade
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
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