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Automotive Technician and Repairer Salary Information

The salary statistics of automotive technicians and repairers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of automotive technicians and repairers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of automotive technicians and repairers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The automotive technicians and repairers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Automotive Technician and Repairer Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,990
25th Percentile Wage
$29,840
50th Percentile Wage
$39,780
75th Percentile Wage
$53,690
90th Percentile Wage
$65,860

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for automotive technicians and repairers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) automotive technicians and repairers is $65,860. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $39,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,990. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 186% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of automotive technicians and repairers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$39,780
2.31% 7.37%
2016
$38,860
1.47% -
2015
$38,290
1.85% -
2014
$37,580
1.57% -
2013
$36,990
0.38% -
2012
$36,850
- -

Table 2. Automotive Technician and Repairer Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of automotive technicians and repairers in 20 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 technicians and repairers occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $66,420. The lowest paying sector is the mining sector (annual salary $34,480).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$66,420
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$52,920
Information
$51,590
Federal, State, and Local Government
$49,600
Manufacturing
$47,420
Finance and Insurance
$46,950
Transportation and Warehousing
$46,390
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$45,390
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$45,260
Educational Services
$44,560
Construction
$43,410
Accommodation and Food Services
$41,970
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$41,640
Wholesale Trade
$40,350
Health Care and Social Assistance
$40,320
Retail Trade
$40,300
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$40,100
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$38,050
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$37,030
Mining
$34,480



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