The salary statistics of automotive service technicians and mechanics are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of automotive service technicians and mechanics within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The automotive service technicians and mechanics annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for automotive service technicians and mechanics. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) automotive service technicians and mechanics is $64,070. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $38,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,470. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 198% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of automotive service technicians and mechanics from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of automotive service technicians and mechanics in 19 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for automotive service technicians and mechanics occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $67,650. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $35,930).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
From the above tables we note that not only automotive service technicians and mechanics salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of automotive service technicians and mechanics in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,430 to $59,250. The highest paying state for automotive service technicians and mechanics is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $59,250. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,430. For more salary information of automotive service technicians and mechanics profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|District of Columbia|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New York|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|Virgin Islands|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |