Salary for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

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Also known as:  Auto Clutch Rebuilder, Auto Clutch Specialist, Auto Radiator Specialist, Auto Suspension and Steering Mechanic, Auto Transmission Specialist, Automotive Alignment Specialist, Automotive Brake Adjuster, Automotive Brake Specialist, Automotive Brake Technician, Automotive Fuel Injection Servicer

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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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SALARY TREND

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.

INDUSTRIES

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

Information
$73,010
Utilities
$65,600
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$60,570
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$57,580
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$57,560
Public Administration
$54,760

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Other Services (except Public Administration)
$43,750
Finance and Insurance
$44,080
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$45,100
Manufacturing
$46,580
Wholesale Trade
$46,680
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$47,240