Career Profile

Automotive Service Techs & Mechanics

Education Postsecondary nondegree award
This is the typical education required for an entry-level position.
Earnings $50,700
This is the typical median salary earned for an entry-level position.

Automotive service technicians and mechanics inspect, maintain, and repair cars and light trucks.

General Information

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles.

Training Funds Available

This is a Rural Capital Area Target Occupation.
Training and education opportunities are available with eligible providers throughout the state.

Automotive Service Techs & Mechanics

Occupational Outlook

For the Rural Capital Area


Job Opportunities

Over the next five years, an average of 279 openings per year are projected for Automotive Service Techs & Mechanics.


Employment Change

Employment for Automotive Service Techs & Mechanics is forecasted to increase on par with the regional average by 12.2% between 2022 and 2027.


Earnings Potential

An average worker in this occupation is paid $24.36/hour. Entry level workers are paid $14.04, while experienced workers are paid $29.51. The median wage is comparable to average regional wages across occupations.

Local Employment Opportunities

There are 2,107 Automotive Service Techs & Mechanics in the RCA region. By 2027 this number could reach 2,363.

Top 5 Employing Industries, Locally

The top industries employing Automotive Service Techs & Mechanics are Automotive Repair and Maintenance, Automobile Dealers, and Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores.

Knowledge Areas

The top most significant knowledge categories for Automotive Service Techs & Mechanics include Mechanical, Customer and Personal Service, and Computers and Electronics.

Educational Attainment Patterns

The most common level of education for Automotive Service Techs & Mechanics is HS diploma or less. 17% of people employed in these roles have some form of college degree.

Sources: BLS   JobsEQ®   ONET